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As Ariba Catalog Manager (m/f) you will be responsible for global End-to-End tasks around Catalog Enablement within the Buy & Pay Services function of Merck Business Services. These includes activities owned by Shared Service Center as well as local Procurement, mainly: agreement with Sourcing which catalogs to be implemented and define catalog types, retrieve information from SAP Ariba team about vendor experience, possible catalog options. In your role you will be also responsible for uploading internal catalogs into Ariba and perform smoke tests of catalogs in test & production environment and improving efficiency and effectiveness of Sourcing and Purchasing. Additionally, you will seek for potential Catalog related transactions in close alignment with Purchasing and/or Sourcing. Collaborate in close alignment with the Global Catalog Team, where you will be a virtual member of, especially in case of upcoming major ERP deployments. To ensure that all Catalogs running in legacy systems are up and running at ERP go-live date. Furthermore, you will bring benefit to the organization by providing insights of performance and efficiency measurements as well as deep dive reports.
Who you are:
•University degree (business related); Master’s degree strongly preferred
•5+ years of complex/ international purchasing experience
•Strong Procurement process knowledge or willingness to obtain it in case of different functional background
•Strong determination, self-motivation and goal-setting to pro-actively drive Catalog implementations
•Excellent end to end process Knowledge and experience of SAP ERP MM and SAP Ariba
•Hands-on experience and stamina to overcome roadblocks and master challenges
•Fluency in English with ability to work in an international team
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