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Date: 11-Nov-2021

Location: ZAVENTEM, Belgium

Company: Bridgestone Europe NV/SA

 

IT Agile Delivery Manager

 

Position Snapshot

  • Type of Contract: Permanent
  • Full-time
  • Location: Zaventem/Bilbao

 

The Company:

 

Bridgestone in Europe, Russia, 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.


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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:

 

As IT Agile Delivery Manager you provide clear direction and expected goals to Scrum teams. You understand business needs and you manage expectations. You have a complete overview of planned product delivery together with the Product owner and Scrum master. You ensure an impediment-free pathway and are transparent to challenges, providing an action plan to resolve the obstacles. You are accountable for the effective, cross-functional delivery of products using agile/lean techniques. You communicate with one voice to internal and external IT teams. You work in close collaboration with our Subscriptions Services team. This IT role is fully embedded within our fast-growing Mobility Solutions business environment, directly contributing to product development and its business outcome. You are at the heart of Bridgestone strategic evolution. You thrive in a dynamic working environment where Agile is not only a mindset, but also a way of working.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Deliver projects and products using the appropriate agile project management methodology, learning & iterating frequently:  Ensure all products are built to an appropriate level of quality for the stage (DEV/TEST/PROD). Communicate overall delivery status and possible impediments to management on a regular basis. Together with the Scrum master react fast and with conviction to remove such impediments.
  • Work with the Product Owners to define the roadmap for any given product and translate this into user stories. Establish solid relationships with the Product Owners and Scrum masters at the tactical level, ensuring that the Product backlog cards are created and issues are synchronized with the electronic ticketing system.
  • Review Scrum team deliverables for compliance with company standards, best practices and sustainable velocity. Review and challenge both functional and technical designs. Oversee testing and provide valid results to business for their final decision. Lead the collaborative, dynamic planning process – assessing the work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of the team in a Sprint backlog to set a sustainable delivery pace. Keep track of release planning.
  • Manage relationship with (external) IT delivery and infrastructure partners involved. Manage communication and delivery expectations in line with long-term partnerships. Monitor overall progress and performance towards contractual obligations. Identify project staffing requirements and source the required expertise from the IT Capability teams. Bridge the gap between Project Management and Product Delivery.
  • Lead meetings such as weekly IT stream reviews and project kickoffs with external partners. Help to facilitate Scrum ceremonies such as Sprint review, Backlog grooming and Sprint retrospective.
  • Ensure successful transfer to operations. Using DevOps methodology ensure final acceptance and handover of products to the Managed Services team.
  • Actively participating in the IT Stream Lead/Delivery Manager community.  Sharing and re-applying skills and knowledge and bringing in best practice of Agile.

 

Experience:

 

  • Degree expected: Master or equivalent in Computer Science.
  • 5 years+ work experience in IT domains such as Project delivery, Technical Lead, Lead Developer, or Lead Business Analyst
  • 3 years+ enterprise level experience in agile project management and a track record in rolling-out digital solutions in Agile environments
  • Experience in Agile principles (SCRUM, KANBAN), while successfully managing international integration projects
  • Knowledge of the software development life cycle, and experience working with Azure DEVOPS, Trello, Jira or similar tools
  • Having a well-built technical knowledge (architecture, software development, APIs, infrastructure etc.)
  • Knowledge of how to structure complex issues, prioritize them and support their implementation
  • Experienced with working with outsourced solution and service delivery partner
  • Work experience with Azure cloud platforms and DevOps is a plus
  • Previous work experience in delivering subscription platform software is a plus
  • Previous work experience in a pan-European multi-lingual environment is a plus

 

Why should you apply?

 

  • We are passionate about our people and want to offer them the opportunity to develop and grow.
  • You never stop learning. You will have the possibility to develop yourself via our Learning Management System that is also connected to LinkedIn Learning.
  • Bridgestone as a global company drives your career to the next level by offering you possibilities to work in an international setting.
  • You will have the opportunity to work with leading technologies.
  • We offer you attractive Benefits and a Competitive Salary including hospitalization insurance, meal vouchers and pension plan
  • You will have the opportunity to  work from home with our Smart working policy to ensure a good work and life balance.

 

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.

Please don’t hesitate and apply at https://careers.bridgestone-emea.com/

We are looking forward hearing from you!

You can learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on

www.bridgestone-emia.com

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Disclaimer

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.