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.
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.
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
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.