Ariba Spend Analysis Deployment Lead at SAP (Pittsburgh, PA)

| Pittsburgh, PA
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Job Overview
The SAP Ariba Spend Analysis (SA) Deployment Lead's primary function is to manage simultaneous projects related to SAP Ariba's Data Enrichment and hosted Spend Analysis service offerings. Typically, these will involve multiple client relationships. The SA Deployment lead will be responsible for informing customers about the deployment process; setting expectations about the customer's involvement; identifying and planning project scope and parameters; monitoring project progress against an established project timeline; measuring the progress of a project against set goals, timelines, and objectives; providing proactive visibility to the SAP customer team regarding deployment progress; and evaluating project outcomes. The SA Deployment lead will be responsible for planning and coordinating SAP's resources required to complete a project.

  • Develops overall project plan including timeline, scope of work, work breakdown structure and associated deliverables
  • Executes project plan according to established timeline
  • Trains clients on SAP processes and tools
  • Facilitates team interactions to reach consensus
  • Communicates project progress to team at regular intervals
  • Delegates tasks and deliverables to appropriate SAP resources and ensure that these tasks and deliverables are completed according to project timeline
  • Monitors project progress and proactively manage potential timeline/deliverable issues
  • Measures project progress against client expectations and established timeline; assess issues and implement countermeasures.
  • Evaluates and continuously improve SAP's tools and process
  • All other duties as assigned

  • Manage the SAP Ariba Enrichment and Spend Analysis offerings for customers
  • Oversee data collection process
  • Instruct the client team (Business & IT) on the data schema; define the schema business requirements so it can be mapped to the correct information in the customer's systems
  • Review the client mapping progress and identify issues and assist in resolution (recommendations / alternatives)
  • Receive client data, validate data internally with the SAP Ariba Data Enrichment Team and review the data summary with the client for final validation with the Data Enrichment Team
  • Oversee the enrichment process with the Data Enrichment Team
  • Coordinate with IT resources for site set-up and deployment, including internal database set-up and external site set-up
  • Coordinate with IT resources for data processing and deployment
  • Manage refresh process iterations
  • Coordinate client instruction and training
  • Assist client in adopting and using the solution
  • Travel - 10%

  • University degree (business, engineering, computer science or management information systems)
  • 3+ years project management experience
  • 5-7+ years of total experience. Procurement domain is preferred.
  • Strong analytical thinking in both technical and commercial matters
  • Experience with Financial / Operational business systems analysis
  • Strong knowledge of data flows and record layout of core data for ERP Accounts Payable, Purchase Order, Invoice and Purchasing modules
  • Experience with analytics, business intelligence, and/or artificial intelligence
  • Experience using SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)
  • Strong computer skills - Microsoft Office / Project / Access / Power Point
  • Strong customer management and presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate with diverse cross-functional teams
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Methodical approach to problem solving with strong attention to detail


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Requisition ID: 335192 | Work Area: Customer Service and Support | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid

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