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Date: 08-Oct-2021

Location: ZAVENTEM, Belgium

Company: Bridgestone Europe NV/SA





[[SAP Delivery Lead]]


Position Snapshot

  • Type of Contract: Permanent
  • Full-time
  • Location: Zaventem, the Netherlands or 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.



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

Bridgestone EMEA is embarking on its S/4 HANA Business Transformation. In this regards our Information Technology organization is increasing its internal capacity and capabilities. We are currently actively looking for SAP Associate Delivery lead that will work closely with SAP delivery lead (2 year - Ph.1 - + 1,5 year - Ph.2 -).

Started as an IT initiative our S/4 HANA project has evolved into a broader business process transformation with ambition beyond the initial scope. We are looking at a greenfield implementation targeting simplification, harmonization, implementation of best practices and reduced TCO.

As a member of the IT Project Delivery team, you will report directly to our S/4 HANA Delivery  Manager for the duration of the project.


As a key member of the IT Project Delivery team, at completion of this first major milestone, you will continue leading our major SAP transformation programs including roll outs and extension of functionalities that support our Digital transformation agenda.


Work environment

The position is based in EMIA, reporting line is based in our Brussels Headquarter , where you will get the opportunity to work in a multicultural and dynamic environment with a passion for excellence, along with peers and business stakeholders located across Europe, CIS, Middle East and overseas 3rd-party partners.

Many of the daily activities at Bridgestone are supported by tools selected as part of the digitalization path of the company. TEAMs meetings or remote access to systems are essential components of our working tools allowing us to communicate with different teams and getting synchronized.


Main responsibilities:

You deliver the IT part of projects (on time, cost, quality), in close partnership with SAP Delivery Lead and stakeholders

You develop a project delivery approach complying with Bridgestone EMEA’s IT Solution Delivery Framework (SODA – Solution Oriented Delivery Architecture), monitor progress vs. plan

You will actively interact with our IT Partners

You manage risks and changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs.

As part of the Project Delivery Team, you actively contribute to the evolution of the Project Delivery Framework



Qualified candidates for this important position will therefore need to demonstrate the following:

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

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


Required capabilities

  • SAP ECC technical and functional expertise (main modules IM/SD/MM/Master data)
  • SAP S/4 HANA, knowledge of the new data Model such  as Business Partners (BP)
  • ABAP coding/debugging Capabilities
  • Knowledge on IDOCs , Distribution Models, ALE, RFC,…
  • Basic SAP Basis knowledge (Enhance Pack, service pack, read SAP early-watch reports / recommendations)
  • Understanding of Batch job scheduler concepts
  • Experience in Data Migration is a must (knowledge of Data Migration Cockpit, Syniti is a plus)
  • Solution Manager knowledge is a plus



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Preferred: Master degree in Business Administration, Project Management, Computer Science, or related field.
  • ~ 10-year experience, compensation matching experience and track record.
  • At least 2 complete project cycle including support organization.
  • Agile project management experience and knowledge of SAP Activate methodology is an asset
  • Experienced with working with outsourced solution and service delivery partners
  • Experienced with working with remote teams



Why should you apply? 

  • You never stop learning. You will have the possibility to develop yourself via our Learning Management System that is also connected to LinkedIn Learning.
  • You will have the opportunity to work with leading technologies.
  • You will work in a healthy and safety environment, as safety is a key priority area in Bridgestone.

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 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.