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Lumen LEAD IT SYSTEMS ENGINEER - Remote - SAP Ariba in Des Moines, Iowa

About Lumen

Lumen is guided by our belief that humanity is at its best when technology advances the way we live and work. With 450,000 route fiber miles serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure global platform for applications and data to help businesses, government and communities deliver amazing experiences. Learn more about Lumen’s network, edge cloud, security and communication and collaboration solutions and our purpose to further human progress through technology at, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Twitter: @lumentechco, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, Instagram: @lumentechnologies and YouTube: /lumentechnologies.

The Role

The purpose of this position is to support the Lumen ERP system (SAP platform), including cloud applications, portal applications and interfacing systems pertaining to the Procure to Pay and Ariba processes in place. The ideal candidate will support system enhancements, integrations and related configuration and have an overall Ariba and general procurement knowledge/background.

The Main Responsibilities

  • Lead or support the planning, design and implementation of business process changes within assigned areas of responsibility, with knowledge of Ariba suite of products, CIG and integration touchpoints. Develop and maintain thorough understanding of the application functionality required to support the interfaces and applicable tools.

  • Lead periodic review and assessment of current business processes versus the required functionality, and initiate proposals to modify or replace processes as necessary. Participate in periodic evaluation of the current applications portfolio versus the required functionality, and initiate proposals to modify or replace applications as necessary.

  • Develop functional requirements to support the business team’s initiatives, through coordinating meetings/discussions with impacted parties and the development teams.

  • Organize effective task and steering teams to address complex and cross-functional project requirements, issues and objectives.

  • Lead and complete testing initiatives related to yearly hotpack, Quarterly ariba service packs

What We Look For in a Candidate

Strong understanding of SAP and Ariba best practices as well as extensive business process improvement experience. Excellent presentation & communication skills and exceptional ability to perform individually and in a team. Must be able to make technical/functional recommendations and proactively communicate in business discussions with all levels of system & business personnel. Experience with working directly with users at all different levels to help guide complex projects and develop solutions

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Computer Science, Technology or related field or the equivalent in training and experience

  • Minimum five years of experience in an area of business administration, finance, accounting or position performing similar duties and responsibilities or the equivalent in training and experience

  • Master’s degree preferred

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills

  • Experience handling multiple tasks simultaneously with frequent interruptions

  • Excellent and effective communication (oral and written) skills

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and direction

  • Ability to travel occasionally


  • 10 years SAP experience relating to MM/P2P functions, including master data, transactional data, interfaces and reporting.

  • Ariba implementation-a minimum of one, preferably two full suite implementations completed.

  • Previous S/4 implementation experience is a plus

  • Consulting background is a plus

  • Experience with system and process modeling and design tools

  • Strong relationship, interpersonal, communication and business process skills

  • Demonstrated planning and coordination skills with development initiatives

  • Proven ability to achieve success without direct organizational authority functional lines

What to Expect Next

Requisition #: 259628

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EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


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This information reflects the base salary pay range for this job based on current national market data. Ranges may vary based on the job's location. We offer competitive pay that varies based on individual experience, qualifications and other relevant factors. We encourage you to apply to positions that you are interested in and for which you believe you are qualified. To learn more, you are welcome to discuss with us as you move through the selection process.