Bridgestone Americas, Inc Enterprise Architect, Human Capital Management in Nashville, Tennessee

Opportunity Details:

Overview:

Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company.

Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries.

The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.

Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.

Position Summary:

The Enterprise Solutions Architect: Human Resource Management located in Nashville,TN is responsible for interpreting the organization’s objectives and the enterprise architecture context into Enterprise Solution Architecture standards and usage guidelines for the specific architecture domain. The teammate is jointly responsible for architecture governance across architecture domains; as well as the solution architecture and conceptual design of projects in line with the Architecture standards and guidelines. This role requires close working relationship with Business and IT leadership, internal customers, Business Alignment Teams, Enterprise Architecture team and Solution Center of Excellence colleagues.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of a Reference and Destination Solution and Technical Architecture standards and Usage guidelines for enabling delivery capabilities based on industry trends, innovation and business drivers.

  • Develop solution architecture roadmaps in conjunction with business process partners and strategy teams.

  • Work as part of Architecture group, as well as business alignment team to convert business requirements into an architecture blueprint and conceptual design, based on the Architecture standards and usage guidelines.

  • Work with Enterprise Architecture Review Board for Architecture Governance across architecture domains.

  • Facilitate product selection as part of Architecture Standards definition. Partner with Business, Business Alignment Team and Solution Delivery teams to select an approach and product to meet business needs in line with Architecture standards and guidelines.

  • Provide technical and architecture consulting to business and business alignment teams.

  • Provide architecture and solution guidance to project teams in support of solution design and development.

  • Lead identification of assets or services that can be re-used by the project teams to drive consistency, cost reduction, and increases speed to market within assigned architecture or functional domains

  • Proactively monitor strategic direction of Solution Vendors, technology and market trends, and determine their potential impact and value to the enterprise.

  • Facilitate targeted innovation for the architecture domain. Research and lead proof-of-concepts to assess and build new capabilities for this architecture domain. Also work across architecture domains to innovate on capabilities and solutions across the enterprise (Cloud, Mobility, Integration, etc.)

  • Participate and provide oversight to the implementation of solution standards and/or other industry best practices.

  • Advocate the communication of and adherence to defined application architecture strategy.

  • Other duties as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree plus 8 years of experience OR Master Degree plus 6 years of experience. Experience in large corporate environment, including full SDLC’s / ERP implementations.

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to influence strategic direction of senior leadership

  • Ability to form relationships and partner effectively with IT and business stakeholders

  • 3+ years working as Enterprise / solution architect in an architecture team.

  • Working knowledge of systems architectural concepts and frameworks like TOGAF preferred.

  • Experience developing 3-5 year roadmaps of the evolution of the enterprise application portfolio from current to future state.

  • 10+ years experience in SAP HCM, Successfactors preferred. (Functional and technical)

  • 5+ years experience with projects implementations involving SAP modules in a large organization and demonstrated knowledge of the challenges faced by different teams in coming up with an integrated enterprise wide solution.

  • Deep expertise in architecting Integration between SAP to non-SAP solutions.

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Employee Type Regular Full-Time

Degree Preferred 4 Year Degree

Requisition ID 2017-110785

Posted Date 5/23/2017

Location US-TN-Nashville

Zip Code 37201

Functional Area Information Technology

Category Information Technology

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy of Bridgestone to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.