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Cathy Kostova

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Last update: 07.09.2021

Ariba Expert

Graduation: not provided
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
£550/day for consulting roles; £700/day for project management roles
Languages: Bulgarian (Native or Bilingual) | English (Limited professional) | French (Limited professional)

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CV_Cathy_Kostova_Ariba.pdf

Skills

* Comprehensive knowledge on all Ariba Solutions: Spend Analysis, Supplier Network and Discovery,
Strategic Sourcing and Contract Management, Supplier Information and Performance Management,
Procure to Pay
* Experience with customers throughout Europe and internationally, during their implementation and
deployment of various procurement solutions
* 4+ years consulting and project management experience in procurement
* 4 years project management in e-invoicing

Project history

* Royal Mail Group - UK
Role: Ariba P2P Functional Consultant Duration: 1 year
Industry: Postal Service Company
Project Description/Scope: Ariba Procure to Pay, Suite Integrated (On Demand)
Responsibilities/Deliverables: Capture the customer’s as-is processes and map their future processes. Run
the functional design workshops and trainings around User Management, Requisitioning, Receiving, Contract
Management and Compliance, Invoicing and Reporting. Capture the requirements and elaborate the
specifications. Functional tests and solution validation. On-going assistance to improve the customer’s
understanding of the platform and the best practices they should employ.
* Prospect client - France
Role: Presales Assist Duration: 2 months
Project Description/Scope: Strategic Sourcing, Contract Management, SIPM and Spend Analysis
Responsibilities/Deliverables: Respond to the prospect’s request for proposal on the functionalities of the
Ariba Upstream modules. Analyse and match the customer’s must-have requirements with functionalities
within Ariba.
* Logoplaste - Portugal, remote
Role: Ariba Procurement Content Functional Lead Duration: 6 months
Industry: Plastic Packaging Solutions
Project Description/Scope: Ariba Procurement Content (On Demand) with SAP
Responsibilities/Deliverables: Run the functional design workshops on Catalogue Management, Contract
Compliance, Approvals, Reporting and requirements gathering; elaborate the specifications. Perform functional
tests and solution validation.
* Pfizer – Greece and Russia, remote
Role: Ariba Procurement Functional Lead Duration: 8 months
Industry: Biopharmaceuticals – remote
Project Description/Scope: Ariba Procure to Receipt, On Premise. ERP Migration. Greece and Russia
Responsibilities/Deliverables: Test case design, Test coordination and support.
* ASML – The Netherlands
Role: Ariba Services Procurement Functional Lead Duration: 6 months
Industry: Lithography Systems
Project Description/Scope: Ariba Procure to Order and Ariba Invoice Automation (On Demand)
Responsibilities/Deliverables: Run the functional design workshops and trainings around Ariba Services
Procurement and Contract Compliance; elaborate the specifications. Perform configuration of the Services
Procurement Catalogues in Ariba, functional tests and solution validation. Manage customer functional
trainings on Ariba Procure to Order.
* Serco – UK
Role: Ariba Procurement Content Functional Lead Duration: 6 months
Industry: British Government Services
Project Description/Scope: Ariba Procurement Content (On Demand) with SRM
Responsibilities/Deliverables: Run the functional design workshops on Catalogue Management, Contract
Compliance and requirements gathering; elaborate the specifications. Perform functional tests and solution
validation.
* RSA Insurance Group – UK
Role: Ariba Procurement Functional Consultant
Industry: Insurance
Project Description/Scope: Ariba Procurement to Pay (On Demand)
Responsibilities/Deliverables: Preparation of the end user training materials.
* AstraZeneca – UK
Role: Ariba Services Procurement Consultant
Industry: Biopharmaceuticals
Project Description/Scope: Ariba Procure to Pay. On Demand – migration from On Premise
Responsibilities/Deliverables: Assist with the implementation of the Ariba Services Procurement module.
Elaborate training materials on Service Procurement and collaboration
* Total Gas – France
Role: Functional Lead Duration: 6 months
Industry: Oil & Gas
Project Description/Scope: Ariba Procure to Pay and Services Procurement (On Demand)
Responsibilities/Deliverables: Project management and functional assistance on the Ariba P2P solutions
during the post go-live phase. Design and documentation of additional system customizations.
Run Services Procurement design workshops and elaborate the specifications; setup the test platform; manage
customer administration trainings. Perform functional tests and solution validation.
* Sopra Steria – France
Role: Ariba Procurement Functional Consultant Duration: 1 year
Industry: Consulting Services
Project Description/Scope: Ariba Procure to Order and Services Procurement (On Demand)
Responsibilities/Deliverables: Run Services Procurement design workshops and elaborate the
specifications; Setup the test platform; Manage customer administration trainings. Perform functional tests and
solution validation.
Implementation of approval flow in Ariba. Functional assistance.
* Monoprix – France
Role: Ariba Procurement Functional Consultant
Industry: Retail
Project Description/Scope: Ariba Procure to Order (On Demand)
Responsibilities/Deliverables: Functional assistance during the testing phase.
Achievements: High customer satisfaction. Successful delivery.
* ArcelorMittal – France
Role: Ariba Procurement Content Functional Consultant Duration: 3 months
Industry: Steel and mining industry
Project Description/Scope: Ariba Procure Content (On Demand)
Responsibilities/Deliverables: Run Catalogue Management, Contract Compliance and Reporting design
workshops and elaborate the specifications. Perform functional tests and solution validation.
Achievements: High customer satisfaction. Successful & speedy delivery.
* Thales – France
Role: Ariba Procurement Functional Consultant
Industry: Security Systems
Project Description/Scope: Ariba Procure to Pay (On Demand)
Responsibilities/Deliverables: Implementation of the approval flow in Ariba. Functional assistance during
the testing phase.
Achievements: High customer satisfaction. Successful & speedy delivery.
* Auchan – France
Role: Ariba Procurement Functional Consultant Duration: 3 months
Industry: Retail
Project Description/Scope: Ariba Procure to Receipt (On Premise 9r1)
Responsibilities/Deliverables: Manage customer functional trainings on Ariba Procure to Receipt. User
guides development.
Achievements: High customer satisfaction. Successful & speedy delivery.
* Maroc Telecom – Morocco
Role: Ariba Procurement Functional Lead Duration: 6 months
Industry: Telecommunications
Project Description/Scope: Ariba Procure to Receipt, On Premise. Ariba 9r1 Migration. Morocco
Responsibilities/Deliverables: Project management; Design functional specifications; manage customer
functional trainings.

Time and spatial flexibility

Based in South East England - available for travel

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Languages: French, English, Bulgarian

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