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.
Responsible for development of annual business plans for Tractor and Trailer OEMs
Responsible for executing call coverage and call frequency expectations for each OEM
Partner with OEMs and Demand Planning team to develop by customer forecast monthly
Provide market and customer insight to Director of OEM and demand planning regularly
Collaborate with customer service, and supply chain to identify improvement opportunities for forecast and on-time delivery
Negotiate long term supply agreements (LTA's) with large OEM customers partnering with Legal, Pricing, Finance, & Supply Planning as necessary
Manage new product launches with OE customers to increase speed to market, ensure smooth transition and realization of performance value
Partner with Engineering & Development teams to provide Boss insight and market intelligence to ensure the technology roadmap will meet or exceed future customer expectations
Accountable for individual customer P&L management, review, and communication of accruals
Identify and drive alignment of countermeasures, when necessary, to ensure targeted results are achieved across multiple functional areas
Utilize available resources including marketing, customer service, IT, engineering and others to develop additional value with customer relationships
Travel up to 50%
MBA Preferred, 4 Year Degree Required
3 + years of experience managing and developing business to business relationships
Supply chain management experience
Experience/knowledge of commercial OE industry
Experience negotiating long term agreements
Ability to work closely with internal and external resources to achieve desired results
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.
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.