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HRIS Application Manager

Date:  10-Nov-2022

Zaventem, BE, 1932

Type of work:  Hybrid





HRIS Application Manager


Position Snapshot

  • Type of work: Hybrid
  • Type of Contract: Permanent
  • Location: Zaventem,  Belgium or any other Bridgestone EMIA Country


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

Bridgestone EMIA is on an exciting organization-wide digitalization journey and we are confident that next generation HR technology capabilities will enable Bridgestone’s further growth and long-term ambition to attract, develop, and retain the best talents in the world. In order to strengthen our HRIS delivery capabilities we’re looking for an HRIS Application Manager to focus on our organization-wide SAP SuccessFactors solution.


You will join the Center of Excellence “HRIS & Digital Employee eXperience” as HRIS Application Manager, reporting to the CoE Leader, and leading yourself a virtual team of experienced HRIS colleagues (internal / external). The team is dedicated to creating and maintaining digital HR solutions to improve the end-to-end employee experience through Bridgestone EMIA.



As HRIS Application Manager you will be given the responsibility of the end-to-end stability, reliability, supportability, and continuous improvement of our SAP SuccessFactors solution serving over 21.000 employees in the EMIA region.


As solution owner of the SAP SuccessFactors solution you will:

  • Be responsible for managing the overall SAP SuccessFactors solution and its evolution.
  • Liaise therefore with Bridgestone IT, external technology partners and internal customers (value stream leads, HR business partners,…) to manage system integrations, upgrades and continuous solution enhancement.
  • Understand the data requirements of all HR processes supported by the SuccessFactors solution allowing you to access the impact of changes.
  • Be the one to make tactical plans and prioritizations for application changes and system updates.


As service delivery manager of the SAP SuccessFactors solution you will:

  • Manage the daily SAP SuccessFactors operations: work with your team to provide second level support and manage escalations to external IT technology partners.
  • Collaborate with external IT technology partners and ensure adequate prioritization is given to their deliverable respecting the set SLA’s.
  • Coordinate the planning, development, testing and deployment of changes and enhancements.
  • Work with all entities to ensure changes are easily adapted by the end-users.



We’re searching for a passionate professional with good hands-on knowledge of SAP SuccessFactors who is eager to make a difference in the way we deliver HRIS services across the organization.


  • Bachelor / Master Degree in IT, HR or business related field with strong interest in HR processes and digitalization.
  • 5 - 7 years SAP SuccessFactors experience with at least one end-to-end SuccessFactors project implementation and delivery experience.
  • Proven experience in agile delivery methods, system support process design, test strategy and execution, cut-over planning and change management.
  • Assertive (capacity to manage multiple stakeholders from different levels)
  • Very organized / Project Management skills
  • Autonomous, creative, proactive and organized working style as well as the ability to manage multiple activities, prioritize tasks and react with appropriate urgency to situations which require a quick turnaround. with a continuous improvement/ operational excellence mindset
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking and presentation skills.
  • Fluency in English, other languages very welcome (French, Spanish, Polish, Dutch…)


Bridgestone Human Resources Capabilities

  • Accelerating the Business through generating competitive insights, influencing the business, getting the right things done and driving agility.
  • Advancing Human Capability by elevating talent, delivering HR solutions and championing inclusion, diversity and equity.
  • Simplifying Complexity by thinking critically and harnessing uncertainty.
  • Mobilizing Information by leveraging information and technology. Guides the social agenda by knowing current issues and anticipating emerging trends.
  • Fosters Collaboration : manages self (receptive to feedback, acting with appropriate balance of confidence and humility, demonstrates integrity and ethics) and builds relationships


What we offer
"We have a compelling story to tell on each of the main elements of a Total Rewards Program"


  • Compensation :
    • We believe in paying the right pay level for the job our employee are doing
    • Pay for Performance is a key element in our rewards philosophy
    • We believe in rewarding skill and knowledge development which could lead to career enhancement
    • We use incentives to link our reward to individual & company performance
  • Growth & Development :
    • We provide an environment in which employees are encouraged to develop and grow.
    • Employees have access to unlimited courses on LinkedIn Learning on every topic, as well as to role specific Academies (Technology, Procurement, Sales, etc.)
    • Employees can grow through job rotations, with open & transparent vacancy system, to which everyone can apply and drive his own career growth
  • Feedback & Recognition :
    • We believe that the immediate feedback plays a key role in the growth of our employees. Therefore we use the principle of continuous feedback where your manager, peers, internal customers can provide feedback for each of your achievements
    • We strongly believe recognition plays a key role in employee motivation and  have a recognition program which enables peer to peer recognition.
  • Benefits
    • Smart Working Policy  : possible to work 3 days per week from home.
    • We endeavor to provide our employees "peace of mind" by providing them with the necessary insurance coverages and savings plan
    • We constantly benchmark ourselves with the market to make sure the employees have the right benefits
    • Bridgestone is known for high quality products. We provide our employees the possibility to benefit from those qualitative products at rebates.
  • Well-Being
    • Our aim is to create a positive and healthy workplace in which resilience is built. 4 keys areas are : social connectivity, mental health, physical health and workplace tools.
    • To support our wellbeing strategy, we are rolling out programs such as  Employee Assistance Program, SMART Working, B-Olympic
  • Employee Empowerment :
    • Ownership, Courage and Agility are part of our Key Values. We take regular feedback from our employees and adapt our policies and work environment to it.
  • Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility :
    • As we progress toward our 2050 vision, with clear targets on different aspects such as CO2 reductions, we are becoming a sustainable solutions company that build social and customer value.
    • Our Corporate Social Responsibility" program to inspire Bridgestone employees to continue doing great work, by continuing to do good for the world, like through Volunteer days".


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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