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Supplier Enablement Specialist - Ariba SLP

6470 OAK CANYON, Irvine, CA · Information Technology
Supplier Enablement Specialist - Ariba SLP

  • Execute approach to collect internal vendor contact information
  • Initiate, gather, collect and track vendor response; follow up as needed
  • Summarize notes from calls and emails to document supplier’s position
  • Prepare summary and detailed reports on outcomes; follow up as appropriate and track outcomes
  • Influence vendors to begin transacting with CG through the Ariba network
  • Ensure vendors comply with onboarding requirements to complete Ariba registration and enablement
  • Coordinate meetings between Ariba and vendors as needed
  • Coordinate meetings with internal associates as needed (non-associate to leadership level) and support the conversation
  • Support program lead to develop and maintain vendor list and determine which vendors need to be enabled on the Ariba network
  • Support supplier enablement vendor reporting on registration and enablement status
  • Support vendor escalations if needed for recalcitrant vendors
Skills / Qualifications:
  • 3 - 5 yrs. experience
  • Clear, concise communication skills - Must have strong customer service, follow-up skills, attention to detail, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organization skills with ability to prioritize work and see tasks through completion
  • Ability to educate and influence suppliers to register and enable for them to do business with CG
  • Ability to maintain tracking system for vendor registration and vendor enablement (e.g. strong MS Excel for reporting)
  • Must be able to determine the difference between supplier not understanding vs. supplier resistance; ability to balance our partnerships with the objectives of the program
  • General experience of procurement domain/concepts preferred
  • Technical knowledge of Ariba vendor enablement preferred (but not required)
  • Knowledge of registering and enabling vendors in Ariba preferred (but not required)
  • Experience supporting new technology implementation of Ariba preferred (but not required)
Additional Requirements:
This position will support onboarding new vendors into the Ariba network. The candidate will be responsible for working closely with supplier enablement program lead to determine which vendors need to be registered in the Ariba network and then work with the vendors to help them get registered to do business with CG.   Candidates should possess great communication skills and exercise business acumen when speaking both internally and externally.

The candidate will support the registration and enablement of suppliers. Outstanding clear, concise and influential verbal and written communication skills are required with the ability to represent Capital Group to its supplier partners. Must be able to articulate the vision and mission of the supplier enablement program, as well as ability to articulate the objective, benefits, similarities and differences between the multiple SAP applications (Ariba SLP, Ariba Network for Buying & Invoicing and SAP Fieldglass). Candidates should be able to provide detailed easy to interpret explanations (able to simplify the subject matter/topic to all levels).  Candidates need to be able to problem solve and think quickly.
Brenda Callen LeGault
Director of Sales and Client Services
ISC Resources, Inc.
Yorba Linda, CA  92886
Direct 949.458.2157  Cell 714-381-3375

Serving clients since 1984

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