**Introduction** As an IBM consultant, you directly help clients transform their business and solve complex problems. You will analyze, define, configure, implement, test and support projects that deliver customized solutions using your knowledge of Microsoft. You are a valued team member, serving as a liaison between IBM and our clients to deliver outstanding results. **Your Role and Responsibilities** As the Ariba Lead Consultant you will head up the design, implementation and deployment of SAP Ariba On-Demand solutions, both Upstream (Sourcing, Contracts, etc.) and Downstream (Procure to Pay, Invoicing, Ariba Procurement Content, etc.) In this role you will have the following responsibilities: - Combine deep Source to Pay process expertise with expert level knowledge of Ariba applications to articulate and present Supply Chain solutions to client's at the executive level - Help IBM's clients to transform their Supply Chains to world class level using Ariba applications - Lead teams in translating client requirements into to/be designs that leverage the best practices embedded with in Ariba applications - Lead the configuration, testing and deployment of Ariba solutions - Participate in sales opportunities by conducting opportunity assessments, answering functional questions regarding Ariba’s software and providing Ariba focused sales materials - Act as an ambassador to the IBM Ariba community through knowledge sharing, mentoring and networking. \#ibmsapusa **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + At least five years Source to Pay process experience + At least five years of technical knowledge of Ariba solutions and products + At least four full life-cycle implementations of Ariba applications + At least three years experience of Ariba integration with backend ERP systems + At least five years experience in team lead role + At least five years experience in a consulting role **Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise** + At least eight years Source to Pay process experience + At least eight years of technical knowledge of Ariba solutions and products + At least six full life-cycle implementations of Ariba applications + At least six years experience of Ariba integration with backend ERP systems + At least eight years experience in team lead role + At least eight years experience in a consulting role + At least three years experience with SAP SRM, Sourcing/CLM or SNC **About Business Unit** IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries. **Your Life @ IBM** What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge? Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible. Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever. **About IBM** Benefits Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population. http://www-01.ibm.com/employment/us/benefits/ https://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/50744.wss CAREER GROWTH Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through: Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation **Location Statement** For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application. **Being You @ IBM** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.