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.
As a key member of the Treasury function, this position will be primarily responsible for developing FX and commodity hedging strategies, as well as the trading of derivatives for Bridgestone Americas. Specifically, measure, analyze, monitor, and influence exposure management across the corporation. Responsibilities include management of market risk (FX, commodity) and counterparty risk. Seek and facilitate efficient risk/return decisions, reduce volatility in operating performance and ensure that the company's market risk exposure is transparent to senior management. This role will be based in our new Bridgestone Tower in downtown Nashville.
Manage holistic assessment process to proactively identify risk and develop exposure management strategies
•Set consistent framework for market risk across the company in partnership with key stakeholders
•Enhance global market risk policies, procedures and corporate governance
•Identify and assess exposure, build mitigation plans and ensure compliance with internal controls
•Manage, evaluate and mitigate financial risk, including foreign exchange (balance sheet and forecasted cash flow) and commodity
•Complete execution of all financial derivatives for the corporation
•Manage election and requirement of ASC 815 (FAS 133) hedge accounting, and ensure accurate accounting and settlement of derivative transactions
•Support managing banking counterparty relationships from a market risk standpoint
•Partner with control functions (Finance, Procurement, Risk, Operations) to leverage reports, processes and systems
•Enhance risk reporting and analytics capabilities. Communicate risk management requirements to businesses and advise them on risk matters impacting their businesses
•Drive financial planning cycle for key macroeconomic indicators
•Provide market risk support in M&A and divestiture deals
•Partner with Legal function on regulatory matters (e.g., Dodd-Frank)
•Play a key role in regional and global ad hoc projects
Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or economics
•7+ years of in depth experience in market risk (FX, commodity)
•Preferred experience at a Fortune 500 global multinational
•ASC 815 (FAS 133) hedge accounting experience
•Strong project management skills; ability to gain consensus among diverse stakeholders and drive initiatives to completion
•Strong analytical, organizational and communication skills
•Comfort working with complex financial products
•Passion and curiosity for financial markets
•Experience designing financial metrics and reports
•Effectively work with others at all levels/business partnering
•Analytical abilities/financial acumen/problem solving
•Strong attention to detail and strategic mindset
•Ability to manage multiple competing priorities
•Advanced Excel and Power Point skills
•Knowledge of Treasury management system and Bloomberg