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Business Analyst Specialist
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Bridgestone Firestone | Nashville, TN
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Job Description


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.

Position Summary

The Business Analyst, Specialist in Nashville, TN is aligned with the IT EVEREST ERP program and is responsible for leading, planning and implementing the use of technology to support the business's current and strategic objectives. The position works primarily with internal customers to elicit, analyze, communicate and validate business requirements. They will drive the requirements management process and ensure quality by designing, reviewing and executing test cases for software development efforts.


* Demonstrates a mastery of the business analysis functions and the ability to provide coaching, mentoring, and leadership to fellow business analysts.
* Expert in understanding and documenting current business processes and knowledge of the underlying applications, systems & technologies that support them.
* Assists with prioritizing & understanding current business initiatives and identifying the opportunities where technology or automation can add business value.
* Directs and participates in the requirement collection, understanding and documentation of the current and future business needs.
* Develops the GAP analysis and becomes the SME on differences between ERPs. Provides concrete documentation on the comparison of old and new system functionality and processes
* Effectively and proactively manages customer expectations, throughout the solution delivery process, with the ability to translate technical information for a business audience.
* Works with process owners and technology teams and document decision matrices
* Expert knowledge in diagramming business processes, completing business cases, understanding business rules, conducting requests for proposals, and working with vendors and contractors.
* Assists with high level estimations of BA work efforts


* Minimum 7 years experience as a Business Analyst or related role.
* Minimum 12 years experience in supporting and consulting to various aspects of functional business units (i.e. Manufacturing, Marketing, Sales, Finance, Logistics, Supply Chain, IT, Product Development).
* Possesses a high level of expertise and knowledge in various business processes and understanding of the underlying technologies.
* Highly collaborative with the ability to engage in interviews with business and IT, both individuals and teams.
* Experienced in gathering detailed business & functional and non-functional requirements, documenting business processes and understanding of software development methodologies. Knowledgeable of emerging and competing technologies
* Bachelors degree in relevant field

Preferred Qualifications:

* Strong knowledge of ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems and associated business processes. Prior experience decommissioning ERPs a strong plus.
* Familiarity or experience in Lawson and/or SAP S4 HANA
* Broad familiarity with eBusiness technology (B2C/B2B)
* Business Process Management and/or lean six sigma training
* Formal experience as a Project Manager, Supervisor, Leader of Teams
* Strong IT background a plus

Bridgestone is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy 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.

Employment Eligibility

If hired, a Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification must be completed at the start of employment. Temporary work authorization or the need for sponsorship may disqualify you from employment.

About Bridgestone Firestone

Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) is a business unit of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., whose parent company, Bridgestone Corporation, is the world's largest tire and rubber company. Reporting into the BATO business unit are the company's Latin American tire operations; the U.S. and Canadian consumer and commercial tire businesses; and Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC, which operates the largest network of company-owned automotive service providers in the world. BATO develops, manufactures and markets Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires. The commercial tire division is focused on retail, wholesale and original equipment markets, supplying tires to passenger, light truck, commercial vehicle, off road, motorcycle, agricultural and retread markets.