Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

  • Outsourced Products Manager

    Employee Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Degree Preferred
    4 Year Degree
    Requisition ID
    Posted Date
    Zip Code
    Functional Area
    Purchasing / Procurement
  • Overview

    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 Outsourced Products Manager will partner with and support business units, functional groups, and associated stakeholders across the BSAM enterprise in a high impact role, providing support for enterprise-wide outsourced products initiatives. This individual will be responsible for overall project management, strategic planning, and process development initiatives, supporting the purchase of more than $500M in tires per year. The Outsourced Products Manager will report to the Director, Outsourced Products.


    • Manage project tracking for Outsourced Products projects in conjunction with functions and business teams to ensure timely follow up for project milestones
    • Prepare analyses to support the Director, Outsourced Products, relating to legal contracts; business case feasibility; market risk assessment; make vs. buy; and similar
    • Manage development, tracking, analysis, and reporting of KPIs for Outsourced Products, while enhancing supplier performance through effective supplier and stakeholder interactions
    • Support the execution of Outsourced Products strategy to ensure continuous supply to BSAM while delivering base-case enterprise business results
    • Interact with suppliers and internal "customers" to identify, implement and realize optimal value and performance
    • Facilitate Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) efforts including strategic segmentation and supplier rationalization
    • Support creation, documentation, and maintenance of Outsource Products processes, policies, standards, and RASIC, ensuring updates are published to applicable repositories in a timely manner
    • Support the identification, research and evaluation of Outsourced Products providers that meet the organization's standards of quality, value, timing, service and reliability of supply



      • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred
      • 5 years plus of Project Management, Planning, or related experience 
      • Ability to function from a stable state of independence, displaying ability to manage assignments without significant oversight


      • Ability to multitask and adapt priorities quickly 
      • Effective and advanced communication skills 
      • Advanced planning & analytical capability 
      • Advanced, complex problem solving; able to identify key issues and effectively coordinate efforts to achieve resolution 
      • Leadership & teamwork; able to build internal & external alliances with focus on “customer relations” 
      • Demonstrated computer proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Project, and other related software
      • Financial acumen (business case development; make vs. buy analysis)


      • Strategy formulation, development and implementation
      • Contract development, negotiations, management & administration 
      • Financial Analysis & Project Management 
      • Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and negotiation
      • Proficient in "Problem Solving Decision Making"


    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.


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