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.
Commodity Mgr - End to End will lead the Procurement function’s development, deployment, and execution of key E2E processes.
These key processes are, but not limited to, the following: Supply Risk, Supplier Financial Health, Demand Forecast, Integrated Business Planning (IBP), New Product Interface, External Communication linkage, Process Governance & Audit Leadership, etc.
This role will also support the Procurement function in its focus to optimize total value from its sourcing strategies and enable the team to have clear visibility of volume trends as it relates to customer demand drivers.
Working with the appropriate functional team members, the role will provide leadership and oversight for the End to End processes that drive linkages across the enterprise.
Manage team and all activities/processes for End to End categories.
Support the reduction of total cost of ownership while increasing overall value
Support the engagement activity with the supply base and internal partners to identify and implement supply optimization strategies, operational strategies and cost reduction initiatives
Provide procurement oversight and support to all functional areas, ensuring procurement representation and participation in all issues related to meeting End to End business requirements
Develop and implement strategies that meet and support End to End business objectives as applicable
Resolve issues related to forecast data accuracy, supplier risk, supplier financial health, and new product interface
Manage and enhance supplier performance through standardized processes and continuous improvement efforts impacting quality, cost, delivery and service, in support multiple locations and/or functional areas
Lead assigned projects that will further improve the Procurement Functions End to End processes.
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain and/or related area required; advanced degree preferred
Strategic and Operational Procurement Leadership (7+ Years) with proven working experience as a procurement manager and leader/developer of talent
Strong leadership and teammate development capabilities
Knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques
Talent in negotiations and networking
Experienced in collecting and analyzing data; aptitude in decision-making
Innovative and creative mindset enabling the ability to adapt to the needs of the business and changing business environment
Regular : Full time
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