Strategic Planning Specialist
Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of tires and other rubber products. We employ over 140,000 people around the world, operate 3 technical centers and 178 manufacturing plants and sell products in more than 150 countries. “Serving Society with Superior Quality” has been our mission since Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in 1931 and we look for individuals who share our passion to fulfill this mission.
Facilities & Resources
Bridgestone EMEA operates in more than 60 countries and employs over 16,000 employees in its offices and plants:
9 Sales Regions with offices in Birmingham, Warsaw, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Bad Hamburg, Moscow, Johannesburg, and Dubai
14 plants in France (Bethune), Belgium (Lanklaar and Liege), Italy (Bari), Poland (Stargard and Poznan), Hungary (Tatabanya), Spain (Bilbao, Puente San Miguel and Burgos), South Africa (Port Elizabeth and Brits), Russia (Ulyanovsk) and a joint venture in Turkey ( Izmit)
A raw materials plant in Spain (Usansolo)
A leading R&D facility in Italy
A state of the art proving grounds in Italy and Sweden
The EMEA headquarters in Zaventem, Belgium.
Sales & Products
With its leading materials technology, the company focuses on high-performance tyres:
A major supplier of original equipment to car manufacturers (including VW/Audi Group, BMW, Mercedes, General Motors, Toyota, Nissan- Renault, etc.)
A pioneer in Run-Flat Technology tyres and major supplier to car manufacturers.
A leading manufacturer in the agricultural market.
A leading manufacturer in the motorcycle market.
A leading brand in the truck & bus replacement market and a leading supplier to vehicle manufacturers (Mercedes, Renault, Volvo, Scania, MAN, DAF, Iveco, etc.)
Our tyres are sold under the Bridgestone, Firestone, Dayton and other brand names for:
Passenger cars, 4×4 vehicles
Trucks and buses
All types of commercial, construction and off-the-road vehicles
Tractors and agricultural machinery
Motorcycles and scooters
In addition to our Products, we also provide integrated fleet solutions as well as repair and maintenance services through our extensive fleet network.
For more information on our company please visit www.bridgestone.com and www.bridgestone.eu. To experience more about life at Bridgestone, check out the following link http://www.bridgestonenewsroom.eu/
The Strategic Planning Specialist reports into Strategic Planning Team Leader and will assist and support the Sales forecasting process with a goal of improving and enhancing the Bridgestone representation by increased sales volume and market presence across the Middle East and Africa. The Strategic Planning Specialist will work with the Sales team across various regions within Middle East and Africa by preparing analysis of the sales forecasting and sales results, as well as delivering frequent reports to track performance and provide analysis on macro market trends.
Coordinating sales forecasting process with stakeholders and other business partners. Provide analytics, forecast and insight to support sales in delivering results.
Coordinating mid & long-term business planning processes.
Develop periodic performance reports and evaluate organizational performance and continuously track key performance indicators.
Actively track and report macro-indicators and business related market metrics
Qualified candidates for this important position will therefore need to demonstrate the following:
Agility – to work in a matrix and complex environment where change happens at a rapid pace
Courage – to share ideas, think out of the box
Ownership – to see the bigger picture and take ownership by thinking and acting beyond the role
Strong business acumen
Strong data analysis skills
Ability to create effective relationships, listen, communicate and collaborate at all organizational levels
Critical thinker / detail oriented with research skills
Advanced excel skills
Business Administration or Engineering Bachelor’s degree, Postgraduate degree preferred.
Minimum 3 years of experience in strategic planning, consulting or a comparable area.
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