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Technology Consultant - Ariba

Job Location: Melbourne

Regional Description: Australia

Job Number: 00697360


- Job description

Your career in Accenture Products


Do you want to help the world’s best-known brands?

Join us to address their most complex issues


As an experienced professional, your market-leading industry, management and technology-consulting expertise will help clients navigate their landscape. You'll provide the critical solutions that improve their performance and deliver better outcomes for their consumers.


Accenture Products Group


Our Products Group brings together people with first-class consultancy skills and specialist industry expertise. You will develop a career working across a range of industries including legal, retail, consumer goods and services, automotive, infrastructure and travel.  To join us here you’ll need the sharp thinking to solve complex business problems and provide deep industry insight and technological know-how on a global level. The scope of the role, exposure to clients and cutting-edge technologies will provide an ideal platform to develop your consulting career.


Role Requirements


We are looking for an experienced Sourcing & Procurement consulting manager, with proven experience in sourcing & procurement processes/technologies such as SAP Ariba, Coupa and other widely used best in class solutions and have background to help our clients navigate their digital transformation journey. 

  • Must have good consumer goods and retail industry experiences
  • Domain experience in sourcing & procurement is an added advantage
  • Can articulate the business value drivers for digital transformation and demonstrate how related technology solutions will unlock trapped value within client’s organisation
  • Architect IT roadmap and best practice in Sourcing & Procurement (both direct and indirect spend across spend categories)
  • Blueprint Design of Industry relevant sourcing & procurement Technology Solutions to enable our clients’ agreed business case & Target Operating Model

Key responsibilities:

  • Reviewing and analyzing the client’s sourcing & procurement related functions and processes and recommending digital processes to unlock trapped value
  • Lead the engagement with business users to define business requirements and understand & explore business issues being encountered
  • Facilitation of client workshops where applicable to understand requirements and/or present and validate potential solutions during discovery and blueprint phases
  • Lead the delivery and execution of specific change initiatives or portions of initiatives as defined by the client
  • Ensure best practices and standards are implemented
  • Manage the relationship with the customer and be the "Primary Face" to the customer throughout the implementation process
  • Develop “Practitioner Mindset” to continuously learn about new innovations around sourcing & procurement
  • Working with teams across multiple geographic locations, workforces and key stakeholder’s groups
  • Teaming with high caliber Accenture colleagues in day to day activities
  • Leveraging our global network of Accenture professionals to strengthen your client prepositions and recommendations

Preferred skills & experience:

  • Deep knowledge of best practice sourcing & procurement processes – Source to Contract, Requisition to Pay, Functional Integration aspects with SAP
  • Experienced in Technology Assessment & Vendor Selection.
  • Experienced in Solution Architecting and ERP Blueprinting
  • Defining Value Case for ERP Transformation and Technology Roadmap
  • Consumer Goods and Retail Industry Experience
  • End to end ERP implementation Lifecycle Experience
  • Excellent communication (verbal, written and presentation) and interpersonal skills


Nice to have:

  • New IT Experiences – Cognitive Procurement, Artificial Intelligence, SAP S/4 HANA, Business Networks

About Accenture


At Accenture, we can help you build the career you dream of. Our success relies on ensuring our people enjoy the inspiring challenges, exceptional experience and flexibility they need to succeed at every stage of their career.


As a leading professional services company with more than 435,000 people working across 120 countries, your career can take many exciting paths spanning digital, strategy, consulting, technology and operations.


As part of a global diverse workforce you will help organisations across every industry imaginable improve the way they work. Join us and let challenging, interesting and enjoyable work become part of daily life.


Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

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