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Ariba Buying and Invoicing (formerly P2P) Functional Consultant

City: Los Angeles

Job Description:

Our client has implemented Ariba Buying and Invoicing (formerly P2P) for indirect spend and is looking to quickly ramp up the program. This position will support the program by working hands on in the system doing configuration and data management. Client’s implementation is still maturing so there is a need to further optimize configuration and data management to better align to business needs and to improve efficiency. This position may also be leveraged for other work such as documenting system administration procedures, testing configuration changes and supporting users.

Responsibilities may include –

  • 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.

Requirements –

  • 4+ years of business-facing finance systems experience, with focus on procure-to-pay software solutions.
  • 2+ years of Ariba system administration experience, with focus on Ariba Buying and Invoicing (formerly P2P/Procurement Professional). Other Ariba experience and/or P2P experience useful as well.
  • 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.
  • Proven ability to clearly and concisely document procedures and other communications.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills; great attention to detail.
  • Clearly conveys and accurately receives information by a variety of communication methods and in various situations.
  • Capable of successfully working on a program that is still maturing.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, advocate and explain functional and system requirements to IT and business stakeholders.
  • Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities.
  • Consolidates information and feedback from various sources to reach, propose and action decisions.
  • Considers the holistic impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customers.
  • Works smart by setting effective but realistic work goals, establishing priorities, and planning well in order to produce quality work.
  • Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals.

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