Associate Architect - ARIBA

Posted 15 Nov 2019

Bangalore SBS, Karnataka - India

Req Id 200282


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Job Location: ECity, Bangalore


Description / Brief Background

  • Ariba Buy is the internal brand name given at Org for SAP Ariba’s P2O (Procure to Order) cloud solution. 
  • This cloud solution manages all indirect purchasing process and indirect goods receiving processes (including Catalog purchasing). 
  • Technically, Ariba Buy is a single cloud instance and integrated (on the back-end) for Master Data and Transactions with multiple back-end ERP system (E.g.  SAP ECC 5, SAP ECC 6, SAP S/4, etc.)
  • Ariba Buy is also integrated with the SAP “Ariba Network” which digitizes and automates Procurement processes in real-time (E.g.   PO transfer, Advance Shipment Notices, etc.)


Your Role:


  1. Functional Business Architect


Job Responsibilities:


  1. Functional Business Architect:   


What You Will Do?  You are in charge of designing the processes in the Global Ariba Buy template and rolling them out to entities of the group world-wide. In doing so, you compare existing processes and requirements with the template processes and advice on how to implement and use the template processes. Based on a broad knowledge of SAP Ariba cloud, SAP Ariba Cloud standards, recent technical innovations and industry benchmarks, a Functional Business Architect develops proposals for new processes for the Ariba Buy Global templates or the improvement existing ones and aligns those with the business process owner. Moreover, this business architect is the primary contact for key users, technical support personnel (AMS) for escalations, and operational management looking for expert knowledge.  In this context, the business architect is also in charge of conducting regular trainings and maintaining an up-to-date documentation of the relevant system-based processes. 


Who You Are?  You have a university degree (Computer Sciences or neighboring fields), or a comparable education in Business Administration.  You have a minimum of 3 years of “direct experience and direct accountability” within SAP Ariba on the Cloud.  You were not a project manager overseeing an Ariba Project.  Over your career, you have gained significant hands-on experience in the Procurement Processing and understand E2E the process flow from SAP Ariba back-end ERP (preferable based on SAP).  You have solid knowledge in configuring Ariba from perspective up master data uploads, Ariba Data Dictionary, designing approval workflows, etc.  Working self-dependently is normal for you and you thrive in environments that provide you with room to make your own decisions.  You are result-driven and solution – orientated.  You are a good team player, are comfortable with leading small teams and have gained experience with that already. You are willing to travel up to 25% of your time depending on the project phase.  You are proficient in English, additional knowledge of other languages (German, Spanish etc.) are a plus


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