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IT Business Systems Analyst

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Date: Jan 9, 2021

Location: ZAVENTEM, Belgium

Company: Bridgestone Europe NV/SA

IT Business Systems Analyst


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 tyre products, we offer a growing portfolio of tyre-centric and mobility solutions, and serve our customers through an extensive retail network of thousands of touchpoints. Bridgestone, together with our partners and guided by our global CSR commitment "Serving Society with Superior Quality” has been our mission since Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in 1931, is working to shape a sustainable future of mobility and improve how people live, work, move and play.


Bridgestone EMIA
Total Tyre Care is a Bridgestone’s customisable tyre management and maintenance service package that helps fleet managers to maximise their fleet’s performance while minimising costs.
With Total Tyre Care we serve 300K+ vehicles spread over 700+ large fleets with exclusive digitized tyre management solutions. We are in continuous evolution to fine-tune our value proposition and operating models ensuring future profitable growth in a rapidly changing environment.
The business proposition is enabled by local digital systems developed in Europe, such as FleetBridge and Insights, but also global initiatives coordinated from Japan: Toolbox, Tirematics and Basys.


Job purpose
The IT Business Systems Analyst acts as a liaison between the business/end users and IT systems development teams for business needs requiring IT based solutions:
• Responsible for analyzing new processes and changes to business processes, conducting requirements gathering session and translating them into functional / technical specifications for the relevant applications
• Makes recommendations for solutions or improvements to business processes that can be accomplished through new technology or alternative uses of existing technology
• Participates in quality assurance through product validation and reassessment of existing flows to match evolving market situations. Work closely together with the stream leaders of IT and Business as well as 3rd party implementation partners.


• Performs analysis and evaluation of 3rd party products/services for inclusion in the overall architecture
Specialization Note: This role is a blend of Business Analysis and Systems Analysis; programming skills are not required.
Main responsibilities / Key result areas :
• Analysis (80 % of regular daily activity): Providing input to the development of project initiation documents including objectives, scope, approach, estimates, and deliverables, when needed.
Work on a daily basis with the Product Owners to analyze requests and create and/or validate blueprints & detailed specifications (user stories).
• Data analysis (10 % of regular activity):
Support API system integrations initiatives by helping business counterparts in data definition and master data mapping activities
• Quality assurance (10 % of regular daily activity): Validate completeness of integration & UAT scripts, participate to testing.
• Project interaction: Working closely with Project Development teams to understand future project releases, impacts to environment, user functionality and capacity planning for short and long term planning.
• Application lifecycle management: Support the senior IT Solution Architect for TTC in his mission of system design / guardian of Core set up following best industry practices


BRIDGESTONE BEHAVIORS
Qualified candidates for this important position will therefore need to demonstrate the following:
• Agility – to work in a matrix and complex environment where change happens at a rapid pace
• Courage – to share ideas, think out of the box
• Ownership – to see the bigger picture and take ownership by thinking and acting beyond the role


BRIDGESTONE LEADERSHIP ESSENCE
Qualified candidates for this important position will therefore need to demonstrate the following:
• Establishes strategic direction and effectively communicates the vision: Communicates a clear and inspiring vision for the business; drives competitive and innovative strategies and is able to generate alignment against the strategic direction
• Demonstrates business acumen to achieve results through others: Understands, educates and applies the fundamental business concepts by which a company operates in order to deliver results and create a climate that fosters personal commitment to excellence
• Promotes and enhances company culture: Champions the organization’s shared values and beliefs
• Effectively manages across cultures: Achieves effective collaboration, alignment, and communication across multiple dimensions of cultural diversity
• BOSS focused - serves the customers having the end users in mind: Makes BOSS (end users) and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; develops and sustains productive relationships with BOSS; leverages BOSS intimacy in the development of new products, services and competitive advantage
• Demonstrates self-awareness and emotional intelligence: Recognizes one’s personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and limits. Understands emotions and their effects
• Intellectually curious in support of learning agility: Actively identifies new areas for learning; regularly creates and takes advantage of learning opportunities; uses newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learns through their application
• Embraces and leads change and innovation: Encourages different and innovative approaches to address problems and opportunities; facilitates the implementation and acceptance of change within the organization
• Identifies and develops organizational talent: Attracts high calibre diverse talent , leads and guides others to accomplish organizational goals and objectives through on-going development and collaboration


Required capabilities
• You are able to think conceptually and you have a high level of general analytical skills in an IT environment
• You gather over time a good business understanding and are able to communicate with both technical counterparts as well as business management
• You enjoy working in a multi-cultural environment and matrix organization
• You are able to learn quickly plus you embrace change as part of today’s business and IT reality


Experience
• Master’s degree or equivalent through experience in Computer Science, Business Information Systems, Information Technology or Computer Engineering or equivalent work experience
• 3+ years of experience in application analysis/development that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position.
• Experience with working with on shore / off shore operations / support Teams
• Familiar with Agile development (Scrum)
• Familiar with Azure Cloud environments
• Knowledge of system integration (Web service API) is a Plus

 


Disclaimer
Diversity and inclusion are a central part of Bridgestone EMEA’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 organisation, serving all people, respectfully, connected to our business. We recognise that everyone is different and that attracting, developing and retaining our employees will create a sustainable working environment which is essential to our success.

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