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Associate Director, Solution Architect, Ariba (SAP)

Blandford, MA

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Requisition #: 41185

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Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today’s most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It’s also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it’s no wonder we’re consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you’re as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking an Associate Director, Solution Architect, Ariba (SAP) to join our Digital Business Transformation organization.  This opportunity is open to internal candidates from all KPMG US locations.


  • Work directly with member firms with the Americas regions to deliver, implement, adopt, and support technologies used by our businesses
  • Provide Ariba subject matter knowledge, to expand and streamline adoption of Ariba capabilities to KPMG member firms
  • Operate with Procurement Stakeholders to identify new capabilities, work with technology providers to design, configure/develop, test and deploy and QA team to ensure these enhancements
  • Able to participate as an Ariba team member to build out a design based on KPMG procurement requirements using knowledge of procurement best practices
  • Implement business process flows; configure business rules and requirements in Standard Ariba product; and maintain security; Follow SAP CoE (RDC) processes to work with business to define requirements and priorities, design develop, test and deploy solutions
  • Accountable for internationalization, localization and translations, and performance optimization; Monitor system operations including, data loading, transports, scheduling enhancements and patches, and user performance issues


  • Minimum eight years of experience as a Lead or Architect working with the Ariba application; including experience in supply chain sourcing and the procurement processes using Ariba and other SAP products
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Experience in implementing Ariba standard product, with ability to configure/customize the product based on client requirements; experience in SAP Ariba Cloud Solution with SAP ERP & SAP S4/HANA
  • Prior knowledge working with offshore teams, working closely with Quality Assurance (QA) teams, and knowledge of change management and defect management process
  • Excellent verbal/written communication, collaboration, analytical and presentation skills to lead an environment driven by customer service and team work; set goals and participate in strategic initiatives for a team; and foster the development of high performance teams and interface with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to travel up to fifteen percent

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

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