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 global corporate social responsibility (CSR), commitment 'Our Way to Serve,' Bridgestone embraces its responsibility as a global leader by striving to improve the way people move, live, work and play.
The Enterprise Architect – Business Solutions is a key role for the organization responsible for collaborating with Tire and Rubber business and IT professionals to facilitate how technology will enable the Bridgestone Americas Business Strategy.
The role aligns to the Enterprise Architecture group, led by the Executive Director, Enterprise Architecture.
The Enterprise Architecture group reports to the CIO of Bridgestone Americas.
Support and evolution of Tire and Rubber Business and Technology Strategy to enable strategic business objectives of the company.
Understanding Business Strategy – drivers, enablers and expected outcomes
Defining Business Capability Framework: business capabilities needed to enable the strategy
Develop and own transition Tire and Rubber technology Roadmap(s) to mature Data Management practices for the organization.
Defining Reference Architectures to enable the strategy
Work with Enterprise Architecture Review Board for Architecture Governance across architecture domains.
Facilitate product selection as part of Architecture Standards definition.
Partner with Business and IT Teams to select an approach and product to meet business needs in line with Architecture standards and guidelines.
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
Manage and develop Solution Architecture talent within Tire and Rubber business solution domain.
Partnering with Solution and System Architects, as well as business alignment team – guide development of solution architecture roadmaps, convert business requirements into an architecture blueprint and conceptual design, based on the Architecture standards and usage guidelines.
Provide technical and architecture consulting to Business and IT teams
Provide architecture and solution guidance to project teams in support of solution design and development.
Bachelor’s Degree plus 12-15 years of IT experience OR Master Degree plus 10 years of IT experience.
Experience in large corporate environment with a complex architecture, including Global initiatives.
5+ years in an IT Business Applications Operations/Incident response and/or application governance role
5+ years working as Enterprise / Solution Architect in an architecture team.
Strong leadership, teamworking, verbal, written and inter-personal skills.
Ability to influence strategic direction of senior leadership
Ability to form relationships and partner effectively with IT and business stakeholders
Experience developing, modifying, and executing IT strategies to support the development and maintenance of applications as directed by the business strategy.
Strong organizational planning and development, project management, technical leadership, business acumen and communication skills to lead a global cross-functional technology team
Thrive in a result driven environment with passion to innovate and with fast acting decision-making abilities and an agile mindset
Excellent communication, collaboration skills and ability to interface with all functions at all levels of the organization
Proven track record of devising Business Application strategies that align with business strategies and successful implementations
Working knowledge of systems architectural concepts and frameworks like TOGAF preferred.
Other relevant certifications
Extensive and deep work experience of Business Applications such as ERP, Supply chain and e-Commerce, holding roles such as Lead Architect or Director over IT ERP/Business Applications programs in the global market space is preferred.
Regular : Full time
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