Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

  • 2nd Shift Distribution Center Working Supervisor ( Lead)

    Employee Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Degree Preferred
    High School
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    Supply Chain / Logistics
  • 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.



    Basic Purpose


    This position is supports the Shift/Area Supervisors in determining work distribution and responsibilities for material handlers.  This incumbent would also assist in the training, directing, and motivating of material handlers.  The incumbent would also take an active part in order selection, receiving, and stocking.  This position may also assume the role of Area/Shift supervisor in his/her absence. 


    Principle Accountabilities and Duties


    Administration – 25% Daily responsibilities


    • Determines the distribution and coordination of workload for material handlers with the support of appropriate supervisors.  Assigns proper number of material handlers to receiving, warehousing, order filling, and shipping functions.
    • Trains new material handlers in proper order selecting, receiving, and stocking procedures.  Mentors new teammates during probationary/training period.  Advises appropriate supervisors regarding the progression of new teammates abilities.
    • Resolves minor concerns/issues and refers others to appropriate supervisors.  Recommends disciplinary action appropriate for material handlers.
    • Communicates and enforces company and departmental policies and procedures.


    Shipping, Receiving, and Warehousing – 65% Daily responsibilities


    • Receives  work schedule from appropriate supervisors, directs, motivates material handles in carrying out shipping and receiving schedules.
    • Participates or provides input regarding the scheduled use of equipment to obtain maximum productivity.  Ensures proper use of equipment by material handlers.
    • Monitors the security program by ensuring constant presence on shipping floor at all times.  Checks trailers to ensure all units are loaded and/or unloaded.
    • Monitors progress and accuracy of the order selection, receiving, and stocking process.
    • Operates power equipment in the execution of duties.  Ensures safety guidelines are met in operating the equipment.
    • Checks completed orders, prepares bill of lading, and checks shipments to carriers.  Coaches material handler in order selection process to meet daily schedule.
    • Records container numbers and seal numbers.
    • Supervises the maintenance and safe operation of power equipment.
    • Supervises the process for will call orders.
    • Supervises the tire bundling and branding processes.
    • Monitors and maintains 3S activities.
    • Analysis and monitoring of all appropriate records, reports, and data assigned.


    Special Projects – 10% Daily responsibilities


    • Participates and assists with periodic physical inventories.
    • Supervises special programs such as realignment of warehouse and tire returns.
    • Responsible for action items on the Safety IIP’s.
    • Manages record keeping area for orderly storage and records retention.
    • Lead continual improvement activities as assigned.
    • Other job duties as assigned by management.


    Work Environment and Occupational Demands:


    The incumbent will spend the majority of his/her time on the warehouse floor in a very fast paced environment.  The incumbent will have extensive interaction and involvement with customers, teammates, contractors, and non-Bridgestone teammates.  The incumbent will also be involved with the implementation of safety procedures.  Long hours may be required given the undefined daily workload. 


    Minimum Requirements


    • Three years of general warehouse, logistics, or related experience.Meeting minimum expectations in their currently assigned area of responsibility.
    • Good attendance record.
    • Must not be on Progressive Discipline. 
    • Highschool Diploma required, Bachelors a plus.


    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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