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North America Supply Chain Collaboration Services Leader (SAP Ariba) Job

Palo Alto, CA
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    173422 Work Area: Customer Service and Support Expected Travel: 0 - 50% Career Status: Professional Employment Type: Regular Ful
North America Supply Chain Collaboration Services Leader (SAP Ariba) Job

North America Supply Chain Collaboration Services Leader (SAP Ariba) Job

Date: Apr 21, 2018

City: Palo Alto, CA, US

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 173422
Work Area: Customer Service and Support
Expected Travel: 0 - 50%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time


SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.

SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.

North America Supply Chain Collaboration Services Leader (Ariba)

Expected Travel: 50%

Additional Location: USA

SAP Ariba is the global leader in business commerce networks, supporting more than $1Trillion dollars in yearly trade between 2 million connected companies.  Ariba is transforming the way the world conducts business and is poised for strong continued growth with its innovation around the commerce graph. Every day, SAP Ariba helps companies collaborate with trading partners to run end-to-end processes of Sourcing, Procurement, Accounts Payable and Supply Chain, helping them to manage spend, cut costs, reduce risk, gain operational efficiency, and grow revenue. This collaboration is enabled through a cloud-based community where companies can buy, sell, and manage their extended Supply Chain.

To succeed in this position, you must be able to:

  • Lead, manage and grow the North America Supply Chain Collaboration services organization
  • Manage a team of Delivery executives, Shared services managers, Delivery Partners and Project/Program Managers responsible for delivering customer value.
  • Be responsible for operational results, quality of delivery, and generation of customer references
  • Align closely with Sales and Account Management to drive a collective account strategy.
  • Be responsible for ensuring alignment of resource capacity both internal and external to meet future demand
  • Be responsible for hiring, assigning responsibilities, training, mentoring/coaching, providing career planning and guidance to team
  • Engage directly with key customers to build relationships and ensure overall success and satisfaction
  • Act as the executive sponsor on selected strategic accounts, managing escalated situations and delivery success.
  • Participate in the creation of executive strategy and consult with senior leadership in providing direction to ensure growth and financial success. 
  • Develop and maintain strong cross-functional relationships with other SAP teams and SAP partners to support day-to day operations and improvement initiatives. 
  • Work closely with our partner and Supply Chain center of excellence teams to ensure delivery success

 Minimum Qualifications

  • 7+ years of leadership positions in professional services in the areas of Supply Chain such as: Direct Materials Procurement, Supply Chain Collaboration, Subcontract Manufacturing, Scheduling Agreements, Forecast Commit, Forecast collaboration, VMI and other Supply Chain strategies 
  • Strong people leader 
  • Excellent skills in cross-functional relationship building
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent) required, Master degree or MBA preferred

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience with SAP Business Suite (esp. MM and PP modules), S/4 HANA, SCM, SRM, IBP, APO
  • Experience in B2B ecommerce, B2B Networks-, B2B transaction processing especially in direct materials
  • Basic understanding of common B2B standards (Edifact, ANSI X12, OAGIS, GUSI) 
  • Working knowledge of cloud (on-demand), Hosted Services, and SaaS/ PaaS models, cloud -based commerce/ business networks 
  • Industry experience in HighTech, Pharma, CPG, Automotive.




To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team (Americas: or , APJ: , EMEA: ). Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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