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Lead Ariba Consultant Resume

SUMMARY

  • 10+ years of experience in consulting within the Supply Chain domain, with specialization in Source - to-Pay implementation of SAP ARIBA, SAP MM, integrated with SAP, Peoplesoft and Maximo systems
  • Experience in leading teams globally for project execution. Have acquired knowledge of leading various projects for client onsite.
  • Experience in implementing Ariba On-Demand covering Sourcing, Contract Management, Supplier Information and Performance Management (SIPM), Spend Visibility for various industries.
  • Excellent skills in Requirement elicitation, Business/Process gap analysis and Solution Design for enterprise applications and Program Management
  • Experienced in converting the business requirements into detailed Functional Specification.
  • Experienced in SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle and Performance (SLP)
  • Implemented Master data interface and transactional interfaces using CIG direct connectivity between SAP ECC S/4 HANA systems.
  • Plan/lead and/or support assessments in collaboration with the business to determine scope, requirements and implementation strategy.
  • Evaluating business processes, uncovering areas for improvement, anticipating and analyzing User Requirements
  • Support demand intake and prioritization/categorization of new initiatives/changes to ensure a successful outcome in partnership with business.
  • Staying up to date on the latest process, industry standards, best practices and IT advancements to automate and modernize systems.
  • Gathering critical information from meetings with various stakeholders and producing useful reports
  • Extensive ability of configuring and implementing SAP ECC and Ariba Cloud applications such as Buying and Invoicing, Strategic Sourcing, and supply chain collaboration.
  • Proven record of success leading SAP Ariba implementations from planning to configuration through go-live.
  • Key Competencies: Business Analysis, Define Process Flows, Business Requirement Documentation, Test Planning, Training Planning, UAT and Testing, Change Management, Application Support
  • Functional Expertise: Sourcing, Contracts Management, Supplier Information and Performance Management, Spend Management, Procure-to-Pay, e-Forms, e-Invoicing, Catalogs, Category Procurement, Data Migration and Data Retention, Guided buying, ARIBA Supplier Lifecycle and Performance (SLP), Cloud Integration Gateway (CIG)
  • Industry Expertise: FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Life science, Insurance & Banking and Manufacturing
  • Excelled in migration of Ariba on premise to SAP Ariba Cloud solutions
  • Extensive-level experience in implementing SAP ECC- Ariba and other ERP solutions.
  • Provided guidance to the technical team to support the technical build of the system, enhancements and bug fixes.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential

Lead ARIBA Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Lead requirement gathering, documenting business processes and requirements for Procure-to-Pay solution
  • Support end-to-end solution design across all relevant solutions. Involved in requirement gathering, implementing industry best practices by leveraging SAP methodology. Configure the software as per business requirement and support in end-to-end testing.
  • Led functional design & modernized business processes, customizations around Sourcing, Contracts, Supplier Information & Performance Management and Spend Visibility for wide range of industries including Financial Services, Mining, Public, Utilities, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals.
  • Drive business process consulting by translating customer business processes into IT solutions, including quality assurance. Implemented Ariba solutions for 3 major ventures across various industries.
  • Worked with Guided buying, adding tiles forms as per business needs.
  • Experience with Agile methodology (SCRUM) & tools (JIRA, Agile Accelerator etc.)
  • Worked resolving several issues in SAP ARIBA procure pay modules and guided buying for business.
  • Collaborated activities across teams to ensure dependencies were clearly communicated and managed.
  • Worked with SAP consultants to enhance/analyze integration content (mapping, configuration) to fulfill customer need Working with Ariba Product & Innovation team on new feature release and defect fixes or improvement of existing features Prepare Design documents (process flow/architecture)
  • Work closely with technical teams and SMEs to ensure requirements and functional designs are translated accurately into technical designs that meet business needs.
  • Worked on SLP including supplier request, supplier registration, supplier qualification.
  • Worked on end-to-end Support on Ariba on-demand Project.
  • Work with IT, accounting payable/Finance team to identify the Requirements and business cases and requirements for the Ariba Procure-to-Pay system
  • Understand their business process in existing system and provide the best/alternative solution in Ariba Participated in UAT’s with business users and resolved several issues raised by end users.

Confidential

Lead Ariba Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance to customers on features & functionalities of Ariba Buying & Invoicing during Kickoff & Requirement gathering sessions to map and optimize the customers’ business process.
  • Managing the communication with customers and 3rd party vendors with respect to integration and process flows
  • Experience working with SAP Ariba functional and technical consultants as part of implementation and ongoing support.
  • Willing to step in and wear multiple hats to move the agile team forward (this could include assisting in testing, requirements, other support related activities, etc.)
  • Understanding of Ariba Network and how Ariba SLP interacts with Ariba Network from a Supplier perspective
  • Classifying parts under various commodities by using UNSPSC taxonomy and bringing line item visibility to company purchasing spend data
  • Working with ECC Integration consultants to enhance/analyze integration content (mapping, configuration) to fulfill customer needs.
  • Participated BRW and boot camp session for Client and address users and stake holders concerns on Ariba.
  • Design roadmaps for on onboarding of other regions into SAP Ariba
  • To monitor all enhancements/requirements/configuration / workflows and any other necessary tasks in a manner and time that will achieve the project objective.
  • Working with Ariba Product & Innovation team on new feature release and defect fixes or improvement of existing features
  • Prepare Design documents (process flow/architecture) and lead Train the Trainer sessions
  • Develop use cases and oversee creation of test scripts by the QA team. Work with build and component testing staff to ensure deliverables meet business requirement.
  • Develop project plans that conform to Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) standards and provide comprehensive status reporting for ongoing programs of work.
  • Training the end users on the functionalities of the implemented solution/enhancements
  • Effort estimation and costing for new enhancements.
  • Coordinating and communicating with the offshore team to ensure that requirements are Understood for the deliverables.
  • Conducted reviews with all the stakeholders and Subject Matter Experts to ensure that the Requirements meet their needs.
  • Adapt to the Change Managements process for implementing the programming changes in Ariba.
  • Provide guidance to L2 Support team for finding the root cause and resolution for Ariba Product related issues.
  • Collaborated activities across teams to ensure dependencies were clearly communicated and managed.
  • Conducted in UAT (1, 2 &3) at client place and resolved several issues raised by end users.

Confidential

ARIBA P2O Implementation Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance to customers on features & functionalities of Ariba Buying & Invoicing during Kickoff & Requirement gathering sessions to map and optimize the customers business process.
  • Managing the communication with customers and 3rd party vendors with respect to integration and process flows
  • To monitor all enhancements/requirements/configuration / workflows and any other necessary tasks in a manner and time that will achieve the project objective.
  • Working with Peoplesoft consultants to enhance/analyze integration content (mapping, configuration) to fulfill customer need Working with Ariba Product & Innovation team on new feature release and defect fixes or improvement of existing features Prepare Design documents (process flow/architecture)
  • Worked on end-to-end implementation on Ariba on-demand implementation.
  • Understand their business process in existing system and provide the best/alternative solution in Ariba.
  • Work on migrating transaction data (open PO’s) from oracle system to Ariba.

Confidential

Senior Ariba Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Understanding functional design & clients business requirements.
  • Design the approval rules using java scripts.
  • Fixed several code issues and processes.
  • Fixed Contractor Management CSF Process issues.
  • Fixed Ariba buyer reporting issues and created few reports as per client requests.
  • Created a Schedule task to push Contract requests to ERP system.
  • Designed an E-form for Contract request.

Confidential

Ariba P2P Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Worked on Master & transition data migration approach and design the strategy document.
  • Develop Master data Validation plan.
  • Designed and developed a custom data archival process to extract Ariba Buyer Purchase Orders
  • Gathered functional and technical requirements to integrate Ariba Buyer with SAP instances at Global Level.
  • Developed integration testing plan involving master and transaction data transfers between Ariba and SAP.
  • Conducted End user Training

Confidential

Ariba P2P Implementation Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • The Team is responsible for Support of issues related to Ariba Procure-to-Pay, Ariba Service Procurement and Ariba Procurement Content.
  • Identify defects and Interface with Appropriate technical implementation teams which include Application Developers, System Integrators, Database Administrators, System Administrators, and Ariba Consulting to solve Technical and functional problems, and develop/provide appropriate workarounds related to supported applications to Customer.
  • Conducts all customer interactions in a manner that presents Ariba in a positive light.
  • Reproduce Customer issues to facilitate a resolution and meanwhile ensures that any emergencies or escalated customer issues are resolved in the most timely and effective manner possible.
  • Understand the business use cases of customer and deliver in a more relevant way to the Product management to enhance the Product.

Confidential

Ariba Developer

Responsibilities:

  • Worked as a Developer for Ariba implementation for Confidential .
  • Understanding functional design & clients business requirements.
  • Preparing technical design document for customization.
  • Developing the Prototype.
  • Development activities that include UI customizations, Java, AML and Approval rules using JavaScript. Creating and executing functional test cases for new developments.
  • Involved in Customer Service center with Helpdesk for Confidential, which included answering First level questions.

Confidential

Ariba Technical lead

Responsibilities:

  • Have 3 weeks of work experience at Client location in Morocco during Confidential Morocco Ariba implementation.
  • Worked as Ariba Technical lead role for Russia and Ukraine.
  • Performed Business analysis and helped define the P2P processes.
  • Gathered functional and technical requirements to integrate Ariba Buyer with SAP instances at Global Level for Russia and Ukraine.
  • Developed integration testing plan involving master and transaction data transfers between various Ariba, SAP instances and BW.
  • Lead the Network Connectivity and Performance Analysis testing involving User testing, Country IT and drive it to closure.
  • Coordinated and executed the rigorous Integration Testing like Pre-SIT, SIT, System Test and UAT for successful Implementation.
  • Delivered training for Confidential End users, IBM CAC, and Operations Team.
  • Designed and published the technical document to integrate Buyer with SAP to fetch master data, budget check, to post transactional data into SAP for payment purpose.
  • Executed transition and knowledge transfer plans with at most precision and with high degree of client satisfaction involving IBM CAC, IBM Operations, and IBM AMS Teams.
  • Worked at client location in Moscow.

Confidential

Ariba Developer

Responsibilities:

  • Worked as a Develop for Ariba implementation for Confidential .
  • Understanding functional design & clients business requirements.
  • Preparing technical design document for customization.
  • Developing the Prototype.
  • Involved in developing the components that are required for the Project.
  • Ariba Buyer Customization for Procurement module using AML and Java.

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