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Business Consulting - Procurement Advisory Technology Services, Manager
This role performs procurement advisory services with a focus on the selection and implementation of key functional software including, but not limited, to Ariba and Coupa. Coupled with technology deployments, ability to identify areas to apply advanced technologies, such as, AI and ML. In addition to technology deployments, performs advisory assessments across the source to pay process, working with clients to drive efficiencies through process changes, policies, and technology implementations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Project Management focused on deployment of key Procurement software technologies
Lead and support pursuits and practice development initiatives
Develop external eminence across sub-capabilities
Collaborate on innovative solutions to support the future of the practice
Source to Pay Process Assessment and Improvement initiatives
Design, implementation, and on-going operations and maintenance of SAP-Ariba applications and technology
Experience defining systems strategy, developing systems requirements, designing and prototyping, testing, training, defining support procedures and implementing practical business solutions under multiple deadlines
Other duties as assigned.
EXAMPLE PROJECTS INCLUDE:
Assess clients current source to pay process and technology infrastructure. Develop recommendations to improve future state source to pay process enabled through repurposed / new technology infrastructure.
Source to pay business case development and performance measurement
Technical / complex project management across e-procurement technology implementation including, but not limited to, Buyer / Invoice, Contract Management, Spend Visibility, and Supplier Lifecycle and Risk management
Configuration and technical design
Requirements documentation and quality control
Lead cross functional firm and / or client teams
Functional/technical proficiency with at least 6-8 full lifecycle SAP-Ariba and/or Coupa implementations and 4 years of overall consulting experience; relevant industry experience also highly preferred
At least 4 years' experience implementing SAP Ariba and/or Coupa
Experience with other technologies supporting the Procurement function including Basware
Able to collaborate with clients, identify engagement follow-on opportunities and have a strong desire to excel and be committed to gaining exposure to multiple industries while further developing your career
Strong current hands-on configuration and design skills
Bachelor's degree required; MS degree in Supply Chain Management or related fields preferred
Interest in modern Procurement tools and their usage within Procurement departments
Entrepreneurial and self-motivated attributes to thrive in environments that reward self-initiative and resourcefulness
Ability to adjust to shifting priorities and to work additional hours to meet aggressive deadlines as needed
Comfortable presenting information to large groups of people, facilitating meetings, and leading group discussions
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Visio, Word, Excel, and Project)
Maintain a good working relationship with clients to enhance customer satisfaction and work with client management and staff at all levels
Must be willing to mentor junior staff
Ability to work additional hours and travel domestically up to 80% or as needed.
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