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Procurement Functional Architect Lead (SAP Ariba)

Job Location: Prague

Regional Description: Czech Republic

Job Number: 00574231


- Job description


(Include scope of work, supervisory responsibilities, impact of role, etc.) 


Project Delivery and Management

• Develop financial estimates and staffing plans for project architecture team

• Deliver areas of responsibility within allocated budgets, regularly monitoring and reviewing finances with the project manager

• Validate schedule, dependencies, and resource utilization within work plan(s)

• Influence changes in scope, schedule, or resources to rebalance work or manage variances within the project for areas of responsibility

• Provide regular status reports and communication of progress, issues and risks, project changes, etc. to project manager / stakeholders


Business Analysis and Customer Relationship

• Understand specific business needs of the business customer

• Act as the application functional expert by providing expertise in the business process supported by the application(s)

• Work collaboratively with the customer to develop Business Requirements

• Provide detailed definition on how the applications will support business requirements

• Conduct impact analyses of business requirements on the system

• Analyze, determine, and document system requirements

• Ensure the software supports business requirements

• Promote customer satisfaction and build strong customer relationships


Deliverable Quality Management and Creation

• May gather and interpret user requirements into design specifications

• Direct and participate in the functional and technical design of application

• Participate in design and test reviews as appropriate

• Provide inputs to test planning

• Review deliverables prior to migration into production as appropriate

• Provide assistance in scheduling design work

Process Capability Development

• Serve as process expert/coach for the team's owned standard deliverables

• Support methods adoption and act as experts in how to create deliverables

• Facilitate sharing of best practices

• Assist in managing and directing application team processes

• Follow quality standards

This job description reflects the essential functions.   It does not prescribe or restrict other responsibilities that may be assigned


Must Have Skills/Qualifications

5+ year implementation experience of SAP Ariba application

• Self-motivated and ability to manage remote resources and teams

• Ability to lead a geographically-distributed team with diverse competencies, skills, and abilities

• Ability to communicate effectively with business and technical resources across all levels of a client’s organization

• Well-developed business requirements analysis skills

• Strong problem solving, analysis, and design skills


Nice to Have Skills/Qualifications

(Include other skills that would be helpful but are not a requirement of the position) 


• Familiarity with the business process outsourcing model

• Experience with solution cost models and the sales process

• Experience implementing systems using any of the Agile methodologies



(Preferred years of experience/skill proficiency) • 5+ years of experience of business and functional requirements analysis

• 5+ years of implementing source to pay processes

• 2+ years leading a large, geographically diverse team


Educational Requirements Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer information systems, engineering, business, or related field or equivalent experience

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