Bridgestone Americas, Inc Teradata Manager in Antioch, Tennessee

Opportunity Details:


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 Teradata team is part of the Bridgestone Americas (BSA) IT Retail Organization. The team works closely with BSA IT Retail Store Systems and Retail ERP teams, as well as with the Retail Enterprise Architect.Teradata databases house sales and customer information for 2200+ Retail stores and are integrated with the stores' POS systems. An Analytics database (accessed using SAS tools) also resides in Teradata.The NCD/Teradata manager leads an experienced team of developers, database analysts and support personnel. The manager provides direction, coaching and motivation for the team members. The team is focused on providing large-scale database systems and support for the retail business of Bridgestone Americas. The team is responsible for proposing, designing, and validating solutions in Teradata environment in accordance with the BSA IT architectural standards.


  • Lead the members of the NCD/Teradata team

  • Provide day-to-day coaching

  • Help to identify and achieve teammate goals

  • Provide career guidance

  • Direct teammate activities according to BSA’s operating principles

  • Develop annual budgets and manage to them

  • Develop long-term plans for best use of the technology and team in service of the corporate objectives

  • Develop KPI’s, report results and act to continuously improve performance

  • Provide a framework for identification, research, approval and prioritization of user and system work requests

  • Work with Retail QA Lead to assure all work efforts have Test Lead assigned and provide input to QA Plans

  • Work with the Teradata vendor support organization to assure continued and timely support and plan for the system updates and upgrades

  • Manage multiple simultaneous work efforts, balancing competing requirements and optimizing team resources

  • Define the roles and positions needed to successfully accomplish team objectives

  • Help to identify, recruit and select staff for team positions

  • Advise business owners and their IT liaisons on best strategies for solution delivery

  • With peers and management, contribute to the IT department’s planning, operations and governance functions

  • Assure that the team follows all BSA IT policies and procedures.


  • BS degree (MS preferred)

  • Five years experience leading large-scale systems development and support teams

  • Self-starter with a strong proactive work ethic

  • Strong resource and project management skills

  • Ability to influence, gain consensus and drive organizational adoption

  • Ability to build quick and effective work rapport with others; strong teambuilding skills

  • Proven problem solving, organizational, analytical and decision making abilities

  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels within a large organization

  • Broad understanding of Teradata environment and tools.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with large automotive and/or retail businesses

  • Knowledge of data architecture, data warehousing, modeling and governance practices

  • Teradata development and support experience

  • Experience with SAS Analytics.



Employee Type Regular Full-Time

Degree Preferred 4 Year Degree

Requisition ID 2017-111218

Posted Date 5/31/2017

Location US-TN-Antioch

Zip Code 37013

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.