Bridgestone Americas, Inc HRIS Lead, Compensation and Payroll in Nashville, Tennessee


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 HRIS Lead, Compensation & Payroll works on the HR team to implement and operationalize improvements to key HR systems and processes that contribute to Bridgestone’s pay-for-performance philosophy. The role is responsible for providing leadership and operational support for key HRIS systems/processes while facilitating efficient operations to meet current and future HR needs that align with business goals. As a key part of the HR Service Delivery “Run” team, the HRIS Lead, Compensation & Payroll is responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the team supporting Time & Attendance, Bonus / Incentive calculations and Total Rewards / Recognition processes.


Production Support

  • Provide support for the HRIS Process Specialist Team, including researching and resolving system issues, performing scheduled activities or documenting system operations

  • Accountable for execution of key compensation and pay activities (ex: hourly payroll validation/ submission, sales incentive calculation and payment, annual merit cycle)

  • Prioritize system enhancements, fixes and troubleshooting with system vendors or administrators

  • Maintaining a working partnership with Bridgestone tier 1 support desks to maximize issue resolution on first contact

System Operation

  • Assist in the review, testing and implementation of HRIS systems (including upgrades, M&A)

  • Maintain HR data including integrations with SAP and other Bridgestone systems

  • Coordinate with legal to ensure system calculations are in compliance with applicable laws

Projects/Process Improvement

  • Participate with HR Service Delivery process improvement teams to provide recommendations or expertise on system operations and enhancements

  • Responsible for project management capability as related to HRIS system improvements or implementations

  • Build project plans and ensure adherence to schedule and other specifications

Team Mentorship/Training

  • Facilitate coaching and training of specialists to ensure high levels of customer service

  • Supervise daily operations and work of the assigned team on a day-to-day basis

  • Provide leadership and focus toward continuous improvement of systems, processes and team


  • BA/BS degree in HR, Business, or related field

  • 2-5 years of relevant experience

  • SAP or other HCM system knowledge

  • Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Ability to collaborate with cross functional groups

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Superior customer service skills




Employee Type Regular Full-Time

Degree Preferred 4 Year Degree

Requisition ID 2018-128382

Posted Date 2/26/2018

Location US-TN-Nashville

Zip Code 37201

Functional Area Human Resources

Category Human Resources

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.