SAP SAP Ariba - CFE Sr. Consultant(Supply Chain Seller Integration) Job in Tokyo, Japan

Requisition ID: 193411

Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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SAP Ariba is the world’s business commerce network. SAP Ariba combines industry-leading cloud-based applications with the world's largest web-based trading community to help companies discover and collaborate with a global network of partners. Using the Ariba® Network, businesses of all sizes can connect to their trading partners anywhere, at any time, from any application or device to buy, sell, and manage their cash more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Companies around the world use the Ariba Network to simplify inter-enterprise commerce and enhance the results that they deliver.

Why Join Sap Ariba Do you want to help revolutionize the way collaboration occurs within supply chains? Do you want to build bridges between buyers and suppliers? We are a team driven to lead our customers through initiatives to automate their buying and selling processes and drive collaborative commerce. We aim to build strong relationships between trading partners and help them run smart and run simple.

Are you excited about bringing your “start-up mentality” to a team under the stable umbrella of SAP? Do you see defining and shaping a growing team as a challenge to put your energy behind? Are you excited when your voice and your experience are integral to crafting new ideas and shaking up old ones? You’ll learn and grow continuously as we strive to develop ourselves and perfect how we deliver SAP Ariba solutions! Your thumbprint will be on our cloud applications and how we deliver them.

Does the prospect of acquiring expertise in leading-edge technologies speak to you? The technologies that our team works most closely with, SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration (SCC) and the SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway (CIG), are some of the most recent additions to SAP Ariba’s portfolio; they are generating significant buzz among SAP’s customer base. SAP Ariba SCC provides the missing link in the quest to drive an efficient supply chain.

What will you do? The Supply Chain Seller Integrator’s (SCSI) primary responsibility is establish B2B (business-to-business) integration between a buyer and their suppliers by connecting them on the Ariba Network via an electronic method of exchanging business documents. The SCSI will partner with cross-functional teams to establish a successful seller integration program for buyers on the Ariba Network. Key tasks include educating the customer on the deployment process and associated roles and responsibilities, creating a plan and strategy for supplier integration, assisting with requirements gathering, creating technical documentation which contains seller integration best-practices, managing the on-boarding of electronically integrated sellers, and facilitating solution testing.

You will serve as the Ariba Network expert on integration options for sellers. SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway (CIG) is the platform sellers use to connect to the Ariba Network. You will be a seller’s main contact for assistance with the connectivity options available on CIG and the requirements of CIG.

As an SCSI, you will contribute to the continuous improvement of our internal processes, delivery approach, and documentation. As you discover new and more effective ways to achieve customer success with their supplier integration efforts, you will openly communicate your lessons-learned to evolve what is “best-practice”. As the team grows, you will be responsible for mentoring new members of the SCSI team.

You will own projects and be responsible for driving them to completion. We can depend on you to independently manage your projects from start to finish, and as such you are granted wide latitude to execute the project in ways that you believe will ensure success. You have the flexibility to adjust your working hours to the needs of global customers as well as travel up to 20%.

Minimum Qualifications

  • You already have a minimum of five years of professional experience in project management, business consulting or B2B Integrations and a university degree, preferably in a business or technical area of study.

  • Professional experience in the fields of eCommerce, B2B, EDI, or systems integration would be most applicable to this position and have a strong understanding of how documents flow, and data is translated between trading partners.

  • You have worked extensively XML-based standards, you understand the structure of XML documents and the specification rules defined within DTDs and XSDs, You have experience with business document formats such as. EDI X12, EdiFACT, EANCOM, cXML, IDoc, OAGIS, PIDX, GUSI, and others.

  • You’re familiar with the communication protocols used to exchange business documents such as VAN, AS2, HTTPS post, etc. and understand how digital certificate-based encryption and authentication secure such communication protocols.

  • You have experience using software tools designed specifically to support system integration work such as: XML / EDI editors (like Altova XMLSpy, Oxygen XML Editor, Liaison EDI Notepad), API/Web Service testing tools (like Postman, SoapUI, Telerik Fiddler), and others

  • You can appropriately prioritize the commitments of multiple projects, and you work effectively with minimal supervision. You honor commitments to ensure the timely delivery of high quality services.

Preferred Skills

  • You bring supply chain knowledge of procurement and payables processes.

  • You have conceptual knowledge of ERP and middleware systems and how they are used to automate business processes and link systems in B2B integration. You are a source of sell-side integration best-practice knowledge.

  • You have incredible communication skills, both written and oral, and you’re able to effectively communicate complex topics to a variety of audiences.


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