Expert, Strategic Sourcing Solutions Development
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We are now looking for an Expert, Strategic Sourcing Solutions Development to join our Source to Pay Solutions Development team. The position is primarily located in Wrocław, Poland, or Tampere, Finland. Helsinki, Finland is also possible.
Greetings from your future manager
“Are you passionate about digitization and at your best with sourcing and procurement processes? This position offers a great opportunity to be a part of the digital transformation of sourcing and procurement organization. Join our motivated and dedicated team of process and solution experts - together we can make a difference!” – Joni Salmela, Manager, STP Digital Solutions
What you will do
Act as the global functional subject matter expert for SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite functionalities and solutions (namely sourcing / contract management)
Work together with the solution expert team to manage solution from end-to-end perspective
Manage, oversee, and support in the day-to-day operations of your own functional area by bringing senior level expertise and advice
Support global process owner to optimize, automatize and industrialize business processes with the digital solutions
Participate in the business projects as a functional subject matter expert for further application of the digital solution
Gather, document, assess and prioritize business requirements for technology in use and process improvement; perform and lead system configuration; prepare testing activities including system integration, migration, and issue resolution; develop the solution functionalities
Lead development initiatives, guide, and influence others in your own area of expertise
Maintain solution and process descriptions, and ensure trainings as well as documentation of your own process area’s solutions are up to date. Conduct knowledge transfer and training of end-users, including sharing of best practices
Build a well-functioning partnership with key UPM stakeholders & key supplier (SAP Ariba). Participate in beta programs and customer engagement initiatives to make sure that our voice is heard among other customer companies in overall feature development of the cloud solution
Who you are
You have a Master’s degree or other relevant professional qualification in related area
You have at least 3 years of working experience in source to contract process area i.e. strategic sourcing or supplier relationship management
You have experience in administering and configuring SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite solutions, namely Sourcing module and Contracts module
You are a proactive, service-oriented person with strong communication and influencing skills
You have solid experience in Source-to-Contract (full Source-to-Pay considered as an asset) end-to-end process and solutions development, design, and deployment
You are fluent in English. Additionally, skills in other languages relevant to UPM major markets are considered an asset
This is what we offer for you
A meaningful job – We have an inspiring purpose ‘We create a future beyond fossils. Our work is impactful and transformative.
A caring community – Our community is built on great team spirit and shared commitment. We care about each other and the well-being of our colleagues. We support the work-life balance of all our employees.
Development opportunities – We offer you great opportunities to learn and grow throughout your career. We are an international, multi-business organization offering plenty of avenues for personal growth.
Responsible employer - Sustainability is at the core of everything we do. We are committed to ambitious, science-based sustainability targets in all areas from climate change to biodiversity. We foster diversity and inclusivity, offering a work environment in which everyone can be themselves.
For further information regarding the position, please contact Joni Salmela, Manager, STP Digital Solutions, tel. +358406475585.
Please apply by clicking the Apply button and attach your CV and Cover Letter by 16 October 2023. Please notice that we will go through the applications already during the application period and may invite candidates for interviews already before the end of the application period.
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