SAP Ariba Retail Project Manager

Denver, CO

Industry: SAP Job Number: 146727

 

 

SAP Ariba Retail Project Manager

Background: This is a large manufacturing client that is in the process of implementing Ariba to support their world class procurement organization. Their main goal is to upgrade the Retail back office ERP to S4/HANA, therefore they are seeking an SAP Ariba Retail Project Manager to help them with accomplish this initiative.

Project: Currently this client is in their first phase of their project where they are in the process implementing SAP Ariba. Their current phase of Ariba is focusing on sourcing, contracting, supplier risk management, supplier qualification, spend visibility and Procure to Pay. The person walking in would be helping with that current phase and the helping with their second phase of the project, which would be the support extending the existing Ariba implementation into their Retail environment. This client has many objectives for this project and they need a strong Project Manager to help out with the following objectives:
  • Facilitate enterprise aligned procurement processes where possible, understanding the retail organization will have unique requirements
  • Leverage Learning and best practices of the initial Corporate/Wholesale Ariba implementation
  • Implement Indirect Procure to Pay (P2P) process (purchasing, catalogs and automated digital invoices) for wholesale business
  • Extend Spend Visibility to include retail spend

 

This Project Manager must have experience with implementing Ariba and have strong Stakeholder Management experience. This individual will be responsible the overall management of the implementation of a Retail indirect Ariba Installation. Along with that, they will need to prepare detailed budgets, schedules, and other key Project management deliverables. This individual will also be in charge of planning and supporting integration our of Ariba, and to multiple back end ERP solutions.

From a skillset perspective, this individual must have experience with tactical Project Management activities such as, Scheduling, Budgeting, Detailed Project Planning, etc. In order for this person to be a good fit, they should feel comfortable communicating effectively to the stakeholders and speaking up when issues arise. The ideal candidate would have leadership experience and should have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Having experience working with SaaS solution implementation is a must.

The client is  looking for a strong PM who is well organized with a cloud implementation if they don’ t have Ariba experience. The PM should be able to navigate, remove roadblocks and keep the stakeholders going with clear and concise reporting.

 

Required Skills:

SAP Ariba Retail Project Manager.

Implementing Ariba.

Experienced working with SaaS solution implementation.

 

Very strong communication and leadership skills.

Job Type: Contract  

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