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IT Business Partner

Date:  10-May-2022

BRITS, South Africa

Type of work:  On site





IT Business Partner


Position Snapshot

  • Type of Contract: Permanent
  • Full-time
  • Location: Midrand


The Company:

Bridgestone in Europe, CIS, Middle East, India and Africa (BSEMIA), headquartered in Zaventem (Belgium), is a subsidiary of  Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader providing sustainable mobility and advanced solutions.

In addition to our premium tire products, we offer a growing portfolio of tire-centric and mobility solutions. Together with our partners and guided by "Serving Society with Superior Quality”, that has been our mission since Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in 1931, we are  working to accelerate sustainable mobility innovations and solutions. Through innovative technology,  we are committed to easier, safer, smoother and seamless mobility for our society and customers improving how people move, live, work and play .

Bridgestone also benefits from a significant retail network throughout the region – in fact our retail presence in the EMIA region is the largest in the tire industry. Through 17 distinct retail partners, we have around 3,500 outlets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as around 2,500 outlets through our partner network in India. This network offers a selection of services, concepts and mobility solutions.

At Bridgestone we pride ourselves on the strong relationships we maintain with everyday drivers and this extensive retail network is one of the core reasons why.



Bridgestone EMIA


In line with the “Bridgestone Essence”, our work environment is based on integrity and teamwork, where everyone can learn from each other and contribute with their own ideas in achieving the coming goals.

We want to hear from people who can take the challenge, unleash their creative potential and contribute to the company success demonstrating ownership, courage and agility. We want you to develop your skills, expand your knowledge and be proud of your work.


Job Purpose

We are looking for an IT Business Partner to oversee and manage all services required by the retail business unit within our organisation. The retail business is a sales unit that includes Supa Quick and Bridgestone Fitment Centres. The role will report directly to the Head of IT but have a dotted line reporting structure to the both retail business heads. The role will not directly manage others but will make use of internal IT departments and external consultants when required and will need to be able to manage these resources to deliver output.

Main duties:

• Define IT Strategy and lead projects

• Build Business Cases, obtain funding approval for them and work with IT and business to resource for projects

• OPEX budget creation, forecasting and tracking Required skills and experience:

• Business Partner/Relationship Management experience as part of a multi business company global business.

• Ability to communicate complex problems to non-IT colleagues in a non-technical and simplified manner and translate this back to technical specialists.
• Ability to build and maintain key business relationships with internal and external business stakeholders.


Required capabilities:
• Good Communicator
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to communicate to different levels of the organization, with both technical and non- technical people.
• Have a Can-Do mentality.


• Matric/ Grade 12
• Degree/ National Diploma in IT or related field


• Minimum of 2-3 Years’ experience in IT or related field
• Understanding and knowledge of digital concepts,
• MS Teams Knowledge
• Experience with Network Monitoring tools
• Process Mapping
• Fair knowledge of key concepts within the digital sphere
• Ability to understand new technologies and the application of the technology
• Fair understanding and knowledge of websites and navigation


Leadership Competencies:
• Business Acumen
• Drives accountability and high performance
• Fosters teamwork and collaboration
• Customer focus and Customer Service orientation/mindset
• Customer relations skills
• Project management and planning skills
• Communication skills

If you can demonstrate the skills we are looking for and would like to make a difference in a Pioneering company dedicated to shaping a sustainable future of real-world mobility solutions, join us at Bridgestone!


Process Next Steps: All applications will be reviewed. Our HR team will contact those applicants who we would like to invite for the next stage of the recruitment process.


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We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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Diversity and inclusion are a central part of Bridgestone EMIA’s values at the highest level. This is key for our people to show a passion for excellence for improving society connected to the world in which we live. Our commitment to diversity, is linked to our founders mission of ‘Serving Society with Superior Quality’, which is essential in shaping and creating the organization, serving all people, respectfully, connected to our business. We recognize that everyone is different and that attracting, developing and retaining our employees will create a sustainable working environment which is essential to our success. This means that all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and that we will not discriminate in particular on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.

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