Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

  • Area Business Manager

    Employee Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Degree Preferred
    4 Year Degree
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  • 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 One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.

    Position Summary

    Directs, controls, and organizes the activities of team to achieve the daily production, quality and safety objectives in a production department. Coordinate the department's activities in conjunction with other production and staff departments to ensure continuity with the plant activities operating plans and control. Coordinate the investigation and analysis of problems, developing and implementing improving plans. Additionally, the position is responsible for long range strategic planning activities for the production area.


    • Achieve production objectives in conjunction with department and support staff.
    • Develop departmental goals and implement action plans to attain these goals.
    • Communicate objectives to team and review departmental situations daily with staff.
    • Coordinate activities to investigate problems and develop countermeasures.
    • Motivate personnel to reach new goals on a regular basis.
    • Attain quality objectives by ensuring teaching of Standard Practice, Working Standards, and Process Control Plan to team.
    • Coordinates the investigation and analysis of problems.
    • Participate in the development of countermeasures to prevent recurrences, monitor departmental results, assure good housekeeping and secure assistance for necessary resources to assist in problem solving.
    • Leads in the education of team to assure knowledge and compliance to plant quality systems.
    • Maintain cost effectiveness by budgeting departmental expenses, directing and controlling departmental activities within designated guidelines, and monitoring and analyzing performance.
    • Initiate action to procure budget for capital and improvement projects that will increase work efficiency, machine utilization and eliminate non-value added work.
    • Develop, Design, and implement strategic planning process and long range objectives as well as evaluate for continuous adjustments.
    • Provide stability in the area of Human Resources by ensuring crew development toward goal attainment.
    • Support education for crew and individuals, and identify and resolve problems.
    • Serve on plant policy team to establish procedures for improved operations.
    • Responsible for ensuring that all direct reports work in a non-discriminatory environment and for reporting and addressing and discrimination.
    • Assure safe work place by promoting safety awareness, and monitoring and supporting safety programs.
    • Ensure regular safety meetings and contacts and assure compliance with lock out tag out and all other federally mandated programs.


    • Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering and 8-10 years' experience as a Manager/Supervisor in manufacturing
    • Associate's degree in a technical field and 10-12 years' experience as a Manager/Supervisor in manufacturing
    Candidates must also have:
    • Demonstrated leadership capabilities within a large and complex manufacturing/production environment
    • Ability to develop and deliver strategic initiatives across the enterprise
    • Strong business acumen with the ability to analyze and interpret data into actionable results

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