SAP Ariba Senior Functional Architect - Senior Manager - 58800671
Bethpage, NY 
Posted 4 days ago
Job Description

About Cognizant's SAP Practice

Cognizant's SAP practice is part of our Enterprise Platform Services (EPS) unit. In Cognizant's SAP practice, we help enterprises maximize business value in the digital economy. As part of this practice, you will drive digital acceleration, to prepare our clients for the approaching autonomous business by unlocking the value of digital with industry-specific outcomes. Our extended service portfolio and business solutions help our clients gain competitive leadership, discover new revenue streams and achieve business agility-all with the operational mandates of cost and efficiency.

Cognizant is a Global Strategic Service Provider (GSSP) of SAP services with presence across the World. Our strong client base includes 13% of Fortune 500 companies, 3 of the top 5 Fortune 500 Pharma companies, 2 of top 5 Fortune 500 technology companies 3 of top 5 Fortune 500 Industrial companies, and 4 of top 5 Global Animal health companies by turnover.

We are certified in multiple SAP technologies. Our strong credentials include Global SAP Certified Provider of SAP BTP Operations, Global SAP Certified Provider of SAP Cloud and Infrastructure Operations, Global SAP Certified Provider of DevOps, Global SAP Certified Provider of SAP S/4HANA Solutions Operations, Global SAP Certified Provider of SAP SuccessFactors Solutions Operations, Global SAP Certified Provider of SAP HANA Operations, and Global SAP Certified Provider of SAP Business Suite Solutions Operations.

With Cognizant SAP, there are diverse career opportunities available to candidates due to our strong ecosystem of Hyperscalers (Microsoft, Google, AWS etc), Partnership with next gen technology providers like BluePrism, Automation anywhere; as well as companies like Syniti, Signavio and Qualtrics and of course, across SAP technologies and products like S/4HANA, Cloud & Technology ECC, SuccessFactors, BTP, Signavio, CX and Digital Commerce and Analytics. Candidates also get exposure to functional and domain consulting and SAP strategy & road mapping.

Cognizant Technology Solutions is currently seeking a highly skilled SAP Ariba Senior Functional Architect who will be catering to the North America customers and involves supporting proactive and reactive business opportunities such as managed services and transformation. The individual will be closely working with our onsite sales / delivery teams, and participate in solution discussions, and workshops.

Role: SAP Ariba Senior Functional Architect - Senior Manager

Location: Remote with milestone travel required to Bethpage, NY

Duration: Full Time only - Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future.

Role & Responsibilities:

Lead pre-sales, collaborate with Account and Solution teams to put together RFP responses, collaborate with teams skilled in other Ariba modules and help put together comprehensive responses.

Manage SAP program and project teams for optimal return on investment.

Develop and manage budget for projects and be accountable for delivering against established business goals/objectives.

Work with client program/project managers to identify risks and mitigation measures across the project.

Engage in client discussions for new opportunities, present solutions and demos.

Co-ordination with SAP shared service person on any customization/enablement for realm enablement as well as process configuration

Should lead & manage UAT, SIT and production cutover activity till the project Go-live.

Work closely with project sponsor, cross-functional teams, and assigned client project managers to develop the scope, strategy, deliverables, required resources, work plan, budget, and governance for the project.

Willing to travel on adhoc basis for client presentations.

Supervise & work with a team that works across time zones.

SAP Ariba Downstream (Buying & Invoicing), Guided Buying.

Ariba legacy data migration (Requisition/Open PO)

Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway

Role Qualifications:

Experienced SAP Ariba Downstream Function Consultant working in a global organization, having P2P implementation experience (is must), and working with customers in diverse cultural environments.

At least 3-4 End to End implementation in Ariba downstream application such as Buying & Invoicing, Guided Buying, Catalog management and migration.

Experience in Requirement gathering, Business Design Documentation, Requirement Tracking and Validation.

Knowledge on activation of Ariba. PR, PO process, setting up workflow approvals, Master, and transactional data set up and integration, Ariba P2P Master Data Management, Tax configuration and set up experience is must for invoicing.

Ariba requisition migration and other data migration experience

In-depth understanding of cloud technologies and related aspects of Procurement life cycle management.

Ariba P2P Integration knowledge with S/4 HANA using Cloud Integration Gateway.

Experienced in open requisition/PO migration, CIG issue monitoring, Data extraction and mapping.

Experience with onsite-offshore engagements.

CIG knowledge is additional benefit.

SAP Ariba Upstream module knowledge and experience is a plus

Benefits: Cognizant offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements:

Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance

Paid holidays plus Paid Time Off

401(k) plan and contributions

Long-term/Short-term Disability

Paid Parental Leave

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. Cognizant reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

Salary and Other Compensation:

Applications will be accepted until 6/7/2024.

The annual salary for this position is between $137,000/Year to $166,000/Year depending on the experience and other qualifications of the candidate.

Cognizant is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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