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Date: Jun 16, 2022

Location: Zaventem, BE, 1932 Bilbao, ES, 48970

Company: Bridgestone Europe NV/SA

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SAP Logistics/WM/EWM Architect

Position Snapshot:

 

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


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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:

 

Bridgestone EMIA embarked last year on its S/4 HANA Business Transformation. The project is currently in full execution mode and our Information Technology organization is actively looking for a SAP Warehousing & Logistics Architect to reinforce the team and drive the designed Solution to successful go live.

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.

At the completion of our S/4 HANA implementation, you will continue to provide solution architecture guidance in SAP Warehousing & Logistics area for our major SAP transformation programs that include roll outs to new countries and extension of functionalities that support our Digital transformation agenda.

The job requires functional as well as business experience and understanding. You engage with multiple teams, discuss needs with business counterparts, draft implementation options and look for delivery solutions. You ensure harmonization, consistency and maintainability over time. You are a strong team player that can plan and work independently.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Your main responsibility is to assume leadership over SAP EWM, SAP WM and SAP Logistics execution specific solutions. You promote standard SAP solutions and take initiatives to ensure that knowledge relevant to this role stays current and in line with SAP evolution. You maintain or create testing and documentation templates and work with other IT and business teams to ensure that consistent, high quality solutions are delivered throughout the three steps of the application lifecycle.
  • Pre-project: understand the needs of business, contribute to solution modeling with enterprise architects, ensure technical fit of initiatives and propose solutions given the current SAP landscape. The challenge is in bridging the gap between the non-standard requirements and our wish to propose standard solutions.
  • Projects: reflect proposed solutions into a document integrated with the other SAP modules. Discuss needs with implementation partners. Evaluate partners proposal for realization, the estimated workload, risk and impact. Work as a project controller or domain matter expert during project realization; this includes coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to predefined plan.
  • Maintenance: evaluate proposed partners solutions, their estimated workload, risk and impact. Advice support teams on specific requests. Support change approval board and service owner. Ensure support teams follow Bridgestone standards; validate completeness of the proposed solution and integration with other teams. Act as 3rd level support to some functional issues.
  • Current landscape: single Pan-European ECC6 instance on a HANA DB, WM decentralized, eWM as Ryoga pilot for 3 warehouses, BW-BI-IP-BPC.
  • Context: largely outsourced organization, large variety of engagements models, onsite, offshore, fixed price projects, managed services. Core SAP team made up of 5-10 internals.

 

Profile:

 

  • BS/MS degree in IT, logistics or economics.
  • 10 years of SAP experience in SAP WM, SAP MM and SAP Logistics Execution acquired through multiple international projects, basic knowledge of SAP eWM.
  • Hands-on WM, MM and Logistics Execution experience developing/reviewing/analyzing complex setups and identifying or implementing improvements.
  • Ability to influence and motivate teammates towards standards and harmonization goals.
  • Good communicator, with excellent interpersonal skills; must be able to communicate to different levels of the organization, with both IT and business people.
  • Experience in working effectively with geographically diverse and multi-cultural teams (nearshore/offshore).
  • Up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in SAP technologies.
  • First experience with SAP eWM is a plus.
  • Experience with Solman (CHARM) and Enable Now is a plus.
  • Fluent English is a must; any other European language is a plus.
  • Should have ability to travel for limited amount of time within Europe, Middle East and Africa.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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