Ariba Systems Analyst I

REI Kent , WA 98031

Posted 3 months ago

Posted Date: Jul-24-2019

Job ID: 14898

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Finance

City: Kent

State: Washington

Store: REI Headquarters is moving to Bellevue, Spring 2020!

What's cool about this job

This job contributes to REI's success by applying knowledge of REI's Ariba systems to effectively support users of the system and the system itself. This role administers systems though hands-on maintenance of system master data and configuration. The position actively troubleshoots issues and guides users to ensure optimal system utilization.

  • Provides day-to-day system support to a large, geographically dispersed group of end users

  • Troubleshoots basic issues and surfaces more complex issues to others with clear definition and context.

  • Inputs in to documentation and training

  • Maintains master data based on largely defined requirements and processes

  • Supports optimal system configuration as guided by program management

  • Supports new functionality by learning new areas, performing predefined test scenarios or other related work

  • Supports enablement of suppliers through largely defined processes

  • Actively works to enhance knowledge of systems, processes and best practice

  • Identifies opportunities for process improvement and actively plays a role in driving efficiency and mitigating risk

  • Utilizes reports to provide key performance indicator (KPI) metrics and other reporting as needed by the business

  • Partners with program management to ensure work is optimally aligned to program priorities.

Bring your passion and expertise

  • 1+ year of business-facing systems experience, ideally source-to-pay systems

  • Familiar with source-to-pay business processes

  • Understanding of source-to-pay concepts

  • Active participant in cross-functional change management

  • Absorbs and consolidates information and feedback from various sources to surface opportunities

  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of foundational software (Microsoft Office, etc.)

  • Able to influence others to optimize work in accordance with system and procedures

  • Actively participate in process improvement by identifying opportunities and possible solutions

  • Intrinsically motivated to hold oneself to high standards including both good attention to detail and good personal accountability

  • Respectfully collaborates effectively with others focusing on outcomes

  • Ability to flex communication method and style to effectively convey and receive information with different audiences

  • Actively seeks input and clarification to ensure clear work direction

  • Evangelizes defined process and system expectations to others

  • Courageously embraces change remaining flexible in one's viewpoints to support the direction taken by REI

  • Combines knowledge and experience to problem solve problems

  • Contemplates impacts work has to other people and systems.

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception 22 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it's balanced with time off to playa strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 150 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 13,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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