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Application Architect Supply Chain

Date:  04-Aug-2022

Zaventem, BE, 1932

Type of work:  Hybrid



Application Architect Supply Chain

Position Snapshot:


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


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.


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:


The Supply Chain Systems team is involved in the projects realted to the supply chain applications, today mainly in the OMP APS plantform. The OMP applications are used in Bridgestone for supply chain planning, covering production planning, distribution planning, demand planning and material requirements planning.

The role of the supply chain application architect involves the following areas of responsibility:

  • Play an active role in the supply chain systems projects
    • Shape the supply chain solution together with the supplier (OMP)
    • Challenge the supplier on solution design and architecture
    • Translate the business requirements into technical requirements
    • Responsible of the testing plan and scripts
    • Steer internal and external tester in the project
    • Test Functionality delivered by our supplier
    • Create test scripts for the tests assigned to him
    • Setup the user interface (look and feel) and configure the tool to end user requirements
    • Be able to explain the tool behavior to the users
    • Assist on site for UAT testing and go life support
    • Give training to key users
    • Take ownership of task assigned to him/her and work independently
  • Work closely with the system support teams
    • Work with the service owner to improve the support in his/her area and come with ideas
    • Work together with the supplier and the service owner to improve the support
    • Assist the support team in the support to end users as a level 3 support
    • Support the support teams in their learning and trainings
  • Help coordinating the continuous improvements (CI) process together with the business teams
    • Ensure that the CI-process is followed with the required tack and trace, documentation etc. following the evolving best practices in the team for DevOps
    • Assist the business in business requirements creation
    • Support translation of business requirements into technical specifications
    • Contribute to technical solution design
    • Align and challenge the estimates given by the OMP supplier on the business requirements
    • Contribute testing scripts and development proposals
    • Execute independently continuous improvements in the system
    • Participate in the testing of CI developments
    • Assist the support team where needed in their testing
  • Play the IT lead role in an supply chain systems project (optional and more for small projects)
    • Run the project according to DevOps practices
    • Collaborate with the business PM for a successful delivery of the project
    • Follow up with the supplier on deliveries
    • Help Business PM in the preparation of the steerco’s
    • Shape the project plan and follow up on milestones
    • Shape the integration architecture with the different suppliers
  • Be part of the Supply chain systems team
    • Be the OMP tool expert in his/her area
    • Apply same process for CI as the colleagues in the other OMP system areas
    • Make sure that the documentation, business requirements and design documents are structured in a similar way as the other OMP areas
    • Be the contact person for business in his/her area for analysis and estimates
    • Align with the other application architects on system design
    • Train new people (external and internal)
    • Fully understand the architecture around his OMP area and understand the integration setup of the application
    • Collaborate with colleagues when changes in his area will affect the other OMP areas
    • Have a good understanding of the other OMP supply chain systems environment.



  • Bachelor or preferably Master degree in Economics, Supply Chain Management, Business Engineering, Operations Management (plus) , Mathematics (plus)
  • 1-3 years of experience with Supply chain planning tools
  • The role requires the person to be able to understand complex supply chain problems and translate this into system requirements. Person needs to work independently and s/he needs to be able to organize his work according to priorities
  • Able to lead / steer external consultants or junior colleagues
  • Able to lead a project
  • Quick learner
  • Good communication skills & cross-functional mindset.
  • Solid analysis & problem solving capabilities.
  • Results driven
  • Able to work across national and functional boundaries


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 (including company car and performance bonu) and a competitive salary in line with your experience
  • You will have the opportunity to  work from home with our Smart working policy to ensure a good work-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.


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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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