Title: Marketplace integration consultant, Onezone, based in Sydney
Function: Act as a middleman between suppliers, buyers and Onezone, bringing them together and helping them make deals
Description: Midrange consultant role, autonomous, answerable to managers in Sydney and Auckland
Dosh: $60,000 to $100,000 depending on experience, plus bonuses, allowances and opportunity for stock options
Because they involve new technology, marketplace integration consultant posts are only just being created and few exist — at least in New Zealand.
Auckland-based, Ariba-powered marketplace Onezone, which covers the education, healthcare, government services and scientific research sectors, has just appointed Lori Severance, from California, to perform a similar role in Auckland. She has 12 months’ experience with e-marketplaces and a strong knowledge of online technologies. Prior to that, she spent more than 17 years in financial and business management with ERP systems and supply chain management. The Australian vacancy is more junior than the Auckland one and Onezone says it will accept a recent graduate with three years’ working experience, if they have the right skills.
Kevin Moultrie of consultants ResolveIT Recruitment has been appointed by Onezone to fill the post. “They will be responsible for setting up their catalogues and making sure everything runs smoothly. The person will be the interface between the buyers, the suppliers and Onezone themselves,” says Moultrie.
The consultant will report to the Australian country manager, as well as the marketplace technology manager in New Zealand and have a “fundamental relationship” with the buyer/supplier enablement manager in New Zealand.
The right candidate is likely to have been exposed or have worked with ERP integration systems in a corporate environment.
The role will be split between technical components, integration components and a need to work with clients, in a consultancy type role, marketing and building up relationships.
The job is also relatively autonomous, not as clearly defined as others, and offers “great opportunities inside this business as it grows, to develop the strategy and direction with customers from a marketplace platform point of view,” says Moultrie.
The job offers much travelling across Australasia. It comes with a base salary of $60,000 to $100,000, allowances and bonuses, plus the opportunity for stock options.