Job Description

Requisition ID: 220292
Work Area: Presales
Expected Travel: 0 - 40%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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Job Title: SAP Ariba- Presales Senior Consultant

Expected Travel: 40%

Employment Type: Full Time

Company Description:
SAP Ariba is the leading provider of collaborative business commerce solutions. SAP Ariba combines industry-leading technology with the world's largest web-based trading community to help companies discover, connect, and collaborate with a global network of partners - all in a cloud-based environment. Using the Ariba Commerce Cloud, businesses of all sizes can buy, manage cash, and sell more efficiently and effectively. More than 500,000 companies around the globe use the Ariba Commerce Cloud to simplify inter-enterprise commerce and enhance results.

Position Description :

The Presales Expert primary responsibility is to augment the sales effort by working closely with the sales team

Listening to customers' and prospects' Business Commerce and Spend Management problems and needs

Leading compelling, customized Ariba product demonstrations

Articulate and present Ariba’s value proposition both verbally and in writing to C-level executives

Deliver high-impact software demonstrations to prospective customers that demonstrate how our applications help clients improve Spend Management performance and reduce cost

Identify specific customer needs through one to two-day site surveys

Navigate and understand prospect’s or customer’s legacy IT environment and architect solutions that integrate with this legacy environment

Lead sales teams that conduct opportunity assessments

Work closely with Account Executives to develop and execute on account strategies

Reduce the length of the sales cycles by answering functional questions regarding Ariba’s software and how it integrates with the prospects’ overall solution architecture

Lead development of customer specific proofs-of-concept of software features and functionality

Builds relationships with key buying influences across the executive, management and end user contacts.

Understands the working styles and needs of individuals (e.g. customers and team members) and uses knowledge to ensure effective and timely delivery of deliverables (demonstrations, RFPs, etc).

Identifies opportunities for expanding usage and obtains customer advocacy.

 Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree

ERP/ sourcing/Procurement experience preferred

15 + years of professional work experience (preferably sales, sourcing, or procurement industry)

Ability to work well in a collaborative team environment

Strong sales support skills, customer service skills and commercial instinct

Displays deep knowledge of the customer’s processes (e.g. Procurement, Sourcing, Accounts Payable, Finance).

Ability to support the selling efforts of the Account Executives/Managers, Sales Group Directors, and General Managers in order to more efficiently drive the sales process

Understands the working styles and needs of individuals (e.g. customers and team members) and uses knowledge to ensure effective and timely delivery of deliverables (demonstrations, RFPs, etc).

Ability to travel up to 40%


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