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Ariba Technical Solution Owner

Ariba Technical Solution Owner

Posted 5 November 2020 by Aviva

Aviva’s Group Procurement function is responsible for managing the company’s indirect Third Party spend. Within that, our Technology & Data Team is currently split across multiple geographic locations making best use of technology to ensure we operate effectively.

We support Group Procurement on all change related to the technical landscape which is continually growing and changing. We are also responsible for the design and ownership of all operational procurement processes.

Over the last 12 months we’ve successfully implemented Ariba Guided Buying to UK, Ireland and Canada. System ownership of the Ariba system landscape brings many new responsibilities to the team and this role will focus specifically on the technical system ownership of SAP Ariba.

You can be based from one of our regional offices such as York, Norwich or Bristol or be a home-based worker. Either way, you will be a key member of our team, working closely with your colleagues of varying levels of knowledge and experience.

We aim to create a team environment that has clear priorities, accountabilities and a passion for procurement in a fast-paced operational environment with conflicting priorities.

Some of the key responsibilities will include:

  • Designing the Ariba system execution solution for Aviva’s Global Supply Management Framework in line with the Procurement & Outsourcing Standard & associated controls

  • Designing and owning key documents aligned to system design and flow

  • Managing key relationships directly with SAP and relevant internal stakeholders

  • Working closely with the IT team to ensure requirements are implemented while adhering to relevant governance

  • Developing and maintaining knowledge of market procurement best practice & technologies

Skills & experience we are looking for:

  • Demonstrable experience of SAP Ariba (implementation and/or management)

  • Extensive industry experience in Source to Pay applications

  • Robust working knowledge of end to end Category Management & SRM processes

  • Good IT skills - MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Oracle iProcurement

  • Good working knowledge of demand management relating to transactional supply requirements

  • Strong commercial awareness with the ability to interpret complex data

  • Clear and articulate communicator, able to tailor messaging to all levels and variety of technical awareness

Ariba specific experience of:

  • SAP Ariba On Demand Solution Architecture

  • SAP Ariba Integration and API

  • SAP Ariba Master Data Management

  • SAP Ariba Parent and Child Realm to multiple ERP Integration

  • SAP Ariba Data Configuration, Data standards, conversions

  • SAP Ariba Source to Pay Modules Functionality, Configuration, Templates, data flows

  • SAP Ariba Environment Management & Testing

  • SAP Ariba Release Management & Testing

  • SAP Ariba Network understanding

  • SAP Ariba Invoice & Tax Configuration

What will you get for this role?

  • A salary between £50,000-£65,000 depending on skills, experience and qualifications

  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme

  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review

  • Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days

  • Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through "My Aviva Extras" plus discounts for Friends and Family (some exclusions apply)

  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme

Working at Aviva

At Aviva, we’re people with a purpose. To be with you today, for a better tomorrow.

We bring this to life by ensuring managing risk is at the heart of the way we all work. We love people who do the right thing for our customers, and our colleagues. We want people who speak up, who take responsibility, and who make good decisions.

The way we do this is important too. We always 'Care More’. It’s our thing! We’re all about our people - that’s you - so we can be pretty flexible. If you want to work from home some of the time or change your hours so you can pick up your kids or care for someone in your family, we’re very open to that. In fact, we don’t advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area has different needs. So, it’s up to you to discuss working hours during your interview.

We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you!

Required skills

  • Ariba
  • Procurement
  • SAP
  • SAP system

Reference: 41321632

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