Supplier Enablement Specialist

Irvine, CA | Freelance | Job ID #54633 |
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Our client, a top financial company located in IRVINE is looking to hire a Supplier Enablement Specialist for a 8+ month assignment. This person will be responsible for efficiently and effectively influencing internal business units and vendors to begin transacting with them through the Ariba network. They will need to ensure vendors comply with Ariba’s onboarding requirements and complete necessary documentation related to Ariba registration and enablement.



• Partner with internal business customers to establish a target vendor list and determine which vendors need to be enabled on the Ariba network to do business with.
• Coordinate meetings with internal stakeholder teams/Ariba SAP/vendors as needed
• Develop and execute data collection approach
• Support Ariba e-invoice compliance requirements with vendors
• Develop and execute change management and communication plan for procurement processes
• Support internal or vendor escalations if needed for recalcitrant vendors
• Initiates, gathers, collects and tracks vendor responses; follow up as needed
• Develop and execute metric reporting process on vendors involvement and status of their registration and enablement



• Knowledge of onboarding vendors in SAP Ariba SLP.
• Technical knowledge of SAP Ariba vendor enablement preferred.
• Ability to develop a tracking system for vendor registration and vendor enablement (e.g. strong MS Excel /Access skills for reporting)
• Must have strong customer service, follow-up skills, strict attention to detail, verbal and written communication skills.
• Experience supporting new technology implementation of Ariba SLP is a huge plus.
• Working knowledge of SAP Ariba modules preferred.

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Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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