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Business Analyst – Coupa Experience

Are you a Business Analyst with strong Coupa experience? 

FourPL would like to talk to you! FourPL is seeking a Business Analyst with strong experience in Coupa to join their Sydney team.

Role and Responsibilities

The Business Analyst will be responsible for documenting business requirements and analysis, modelling processes and roles, configuring the solution and program support. You will be able to demonstrate experience in Coupa Procurement Systems and Process, and be able to work on a program of work that FourPL is engaged to deliver. You may also support a range of additional consulting engagements through the consulting lifecycle including:

  • Procurement strategy, assisting customers in building a case for change and a suitable approach based on their requirements.
  • Procurement systems sourcing and selection, which may include supporting the customer with project planning and preparation, RFx for software vendor selection, implementation partners and business case development.
  • Procurement process definition and improvement.
  • Procurement systems implementation, configuration and integration to support all areas of the procurement function from sourcing to payment. This would include working with our current software vendor partners and potential new ones in the future.
  • Utilising and refining methodologies and accelerated templates to deliver the customer engagement requirements.
  • Change management to support any of the above roles.
  • Providing technical and functional expertise to customers during the engagement.
  • Ongoing support and systems lifecycle management.


Essential Criteria

You should be able to demonstrate experience in Coupa – Procurement:

  • A strong understanding of procurement processes and how they are applied to achieve best practice application solutions.
  • An understanding of how the procurement solutions will drive value for customers across Source-to-Contract, P2P, and Supplier Information and Risk. In particular experience in designing and implementing Guided Buying across multiple industries.
  • An understanding of the Coupa Business Network in procurement and Supply Chain.
  • Sound research, analysis and problem-solving capabilities;
  • Experience working in technology enabled change programs and projects.
  • Project Experience with cloud based procurement and sourcing solutions – Coupa is desirable. Experience in other cloud based procurement platforms and solutions would be viewed favourably.
  • Experience working in procurement platform Implementations such as Coupa or as a System Administrator.
  • An understanding of the principles, practices, and methodologies of analysing, designing, planning and documenting ‘As is’ and ‘To be’ business processes. This includes the ability to drive change to adopt cloud based processes where appropriate.
  • Effective communication skills both written and oral as demonstrated by successful outcomes in the areas of presentation, consultation, briefings, reports and complex submissions.
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities to produce quality work within specified time frames.
  • Understanding of the principles of effective teamwork and a demonstrated ability to work in a team environment to achieve effective outcomes.
  • Demonstrate effective stakeholder management:
  • Working with multiple business areas to identify and document business processes;
  • Collaborate with the business owners and project stakeholders to identify possible business process improvement opportunities;
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities to produce quality work on time.
  • Ability to work in a small team across a range of competing solutions.


Desirable Criteria

  • An understanding of Ariba Purchasing
  • Experience with enterprise systems such as Dynamics / SAP / Oracle is beneficial;
  • Sound knowledge of Procurement and Sourcing operations and technology based business solutions;
  • An understanding of managing users and expectations in adopting standard cloud based processes to meet requirements rather than requirements driving processes;
  • Knowledge of the end to end management of roles and players in procurement processes;
  • Experience with Project Management methodologies supporting cloud based implementations;
  • Experience with short timeframe template deployments using standard processes;
  • Knowledge and experience with enterprise systems and related processes (e.g. finance, inventory) would be beneficial.
  • A good understanding of the procurement systems market and the direction, strengths and weaknesses of the various solutions and implementation players.
  • Sound research, analysis and problem solving capabilities.


Essential Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Degree with specialisation in Supply Chain or Procurement
  • CIPS or similar qualification
  • Procurement Systems and especially Coupa certification is preferred.


Additional Notes

  • Must be willing to travel to client sites/locations and interstate when required.
  • Must have drivers licence
  • All applicants must have right to work in Australia



Depending on your skills and experience a generous remuneration package will be offered.


So why work for FourPL?

We know you have choices but as a leader in the field we offer an excellent remuneration package together with many benefits, which include:

  • An awesome team of people to work with, passionate about success
  • The opportunity to grow as a professional
  • As we expect to be the best, we provide access to intensive training to ensure we stay ahead
  • The opportunity to contribute to supply chain leadership through our customer forums, partner forums and membership.
  • Most importantly, we want to be known for our culture where you choose to work for us because you are valued, respected and enjoy working with us.


How to apply

If you meet the criteria for this role and you are interested in discussing career opportunities with FourPL, please apply HERE

Please include in your Cover Letter a short summary that highlights your specific qualifications and suitability to this role, particularly your Coupa Procurement experience.


About FourPL

FourPL is recognized through our awards as one of the leading Supply Chain and Procurement consultancies in Australia, working with many leading Blue Chip and public sector organizations. FourPL differentiate through the quality of our engagements and services together with our pragmatic focus on excellence through from defining vision and strategy to practically supporting customers through implementation and realization. We take pride in our independence and recognize every customer engagement should be a reference. We are an equal opportunities employer therefore all appointments and promotions are made on the basis of performance and ability. We hire the best people for our business and aim to make all our employees feel valued, included and empowered.