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IBM SAP Ariba Consultant - Baton Rouge, LA in BATON ROUGE, Louisiana

Introduction

As a Package Consultant at IBM, get ready to tackle numerous mission-critical company directives. Our team takes on the challenge of designing, developing and re-engineering highly complex application components and integrating software packages using various tools. You will use a mix of consultative skills, business knowledge, and technical expertise to effectively integrate packaged technology into our clients' business environment and achieve business results.

Your Role and Responsibilities

​​Some of the responsibilities for our Ariba Consultants are:

  • Configures system functionality balancing business requirements, best practices and solution standards.

  • Maintains and optimizes system master data based on defined controls.

  • Creates and updates detailed documentation for administration of the procure-to-pay system.

  • Performs complex troubleshooting driving resolution through internal and external partners as needed.

  • Evaluates new requirements and analyzes new functionality to optimize the system and related processes.

  • Partners with SAP Ariba and internal stakeholders to review and test software updates ensuring appropriate change protocols.

  • Acts as a subject matter expert (SME) on projects with touchpoints to procure-to-pay software.

  • Provides day-to-day Ariba Buying and Invoicing user support for large, geographically dispersed end-user groups.

  • Creates and maintains end user documentation providing communication and training as needed to user groups.

  • Design and deliver key performance indicator (KPI) metrics and other reporting as needed by the business.

  • Partner with IT and other stakeholders to ensure integrations points are managed optimally.

  • Stays abreast of procure-to-pay best practices and advocates for aligned system and procedure design.

  • Supports supplier and catalog enablement activities as well as supporting inquiries from supplier base

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 10+ years of business-facing SAP supply chain experience, with focus on procure-to-pay SAP solutions

  • 5+ years of Ariba system administration experience, with focus on Ariba Buying and Invoicing (formerly P2P/Procurement Professional)

  • In depth understanding of procurement, accounts payable and general finance/business best practices and interdependencies.

  • Knowledge of procure-to-pay workflow, configuration and integration best practices.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 12+ years of business-facing SAP supply chain experience, with focus on procure-to-pay SAP solutions

  • 6+ years of Ariba system administration experience, with focus on Ariba Buying and Invoicing (formerly P2P/Procurement Professional)

About Business Unit

IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

Your Life @ IBM

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About IBM

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Location Statement

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Being You @ IBM

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