Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

  • Integrated Project Manager

    Employee Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Degree Preferred
    Graduate Degree
    Requisition ID
    2019-171741
    Posted Date
    11/5/2019
    Location
    US-TN-Nashville
    Zip Code
    37201
    Functional Area
    Marketing
    Category
    Marketing
  • 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 Marketing Project Manager role is an important part of Bridgestone's Consumer & Commercial Marketing Teams. The Marketing Integrated Project Manager will lead the cross functional project & portfolio planning processes, facilitate the stage/gate governance and the execution of New Product Launches for the Consumer & Commercial Tire Business.  The role will lead New Product Launches for the Bridgestone and Firestone Brands for the United States and Canada.  Newly launched products account for approximately $400M in annual revenue for BATO Consumer & Commercial businesses accordingly.  The role requires frequent interaction with functional stakeholders, including BATO's Presidents. 

    Responsibilities

    • Responsible to catalog existing new product launch processes and activities, including escalation procedures, to establish a baseline and apply best practices to improving the end-to-end process and mitigate risks.
    • Lead all new product launches to ensure a holistic view is being employed across products and cross functional areas (advanced planning) consistent with the company's business strategies and expected outcomes.
    • Implement and manage stage gate processes with peers & leadership.
    • Identify project risk and lead in mitigation activities; elevating as applicable.
    • Use change management to identify effective and efficient continuous improvement activities.
    • Define and/or document the related discipline sub-processes. Work with sub-process (functional) representatives to ensure their practices are well-aligned with the goals of the overall New Product Process.
    • Define requirements for and participate in the selection and maintenance of applications and infrastructure needed to support the New Product Process / IBP process.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum four-year Bachelor's degree in Business, Sales, Marketing, or Engineering; MBA preferred
    • Minimum eight years total or 3+ years post-MBA experience in a combination of the following areas: Project Management, Engineering, Manufacturing, Business, Marketing & Sales
    • Strong project management skills, including demonstrated experience in leading large cross functional projects.
    • Project Management Professional certifications and formal training preferred.
    • Ability to lead and motivate cross functional teams; including peers and leadership
    • Demonstrated analytics skills and a detail-oriented approach to solving issues to manage projects.
    • Ability to integrate multiple sources of information to arrive at conclusions.
    • Must be able to use intuition, logical reasoning, and innovation to solve problems.
    • Ability to plan and manage at both the strategic and operational levels.
    • Ability to manage multiple and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
    • Strong Microsoft Product skills.
    • Strong innovation & continuous improvement mindset.

     

    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.

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