Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

  • Senior Human Resources Generalist

    Employee Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Degree Preferred
    4 Year Degree
    Requisition ID
    2019-172350
    Posted Date
    11/15/2019
    Location
    US-TN-Nashville
    Zip Code
    37201
    Functional Area
    Human Resources
    Category
    Human Resources
  • 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 HR Generalist will provide HR support to the sales, operations and all other functions within the Bridgestone Retail Operations Team. Responsibilities include but are not limited to employee relations, reporting, training on HR processes, talent acquisition, affirmative action, processing teammate transactions, HR related projects and employee engagement. An ideal candidate would have a passion for teammate advocacy, understand the customer/client needs, be able to build business partnerships, have a track record of engaging with teammates at different levels, lead with an overall positive attitude, attention to detail and able to use data to make sound decisions.

    Responsibilities

    • Works closely with HRBP to ensure key HR initiatives are communicated and carried out effectively.
    • Process all transactions for the BSRO group, which include pay changes, promotions, transfers, and separations.
    • Serves as subject matter expert and contact for teammates & management regarding human resources policies, programs, Payroll administration, and other initiatives.
    • Partner with the HR Centers of Excellence to execute processes and achieve objectives.
    • Partner with managers to move key talent in the Company, including processing employment letters and initiating relocation benefits as needed.
    • Proactively manage, investigate, and resolve employee relations issues.
    • Resolve teammate questions or concerns, working to establish credibility and trust with the team as well as navigating ambiguous situations.
    • Partner with the HRBP and other business leaders to provide tactical support, and strategic input on key HR initiatives.
    • Support execution, monitoring, and delivery (in partnership with Shared Services) to ensure teammates are processed in a timely manner as well as work with a continuous improvement mindset to identify opportunities for greater efficiencies. 

    Qualifications

    • Bachelors degree in Human Resources or related field
    • 1-3 years of related experience
    • Knowledge of federal, state and local employment laws
    • Self directed individual with the ability to manage work with minimal supervision and prioritize multiple competing projects in an ever changing environment
    • Collaborative HR professional with the ability to build and maintain positive work relationships with a variety of internal customers
    • Ability to work through ambiguous and unique situations

      Preferred:
    • PHR certificate preferred but not required
    • Experience with Applicant tracking systems, integrated talent management systems, time and attendance systems, or other HR related tools desired
    • SAP HR Experience, including familiarity with SAP reporting tools
    • Workday Experience

    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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