Finance Director- BAMG Consumer
Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
 Nashville, TN






  • Finance Director- BAMG Consumer






    Employee Type

    Regular Full-Time


    Degree Preferred

    Graduate Degree


    Requisition ID

    2019-165867


    Posted Date

    8/14/2019



    Location


    US-TN-Nashville



    Zip Code


    37201


    Functional Area

    Finance (Accounting,Ops,Tax,Shared Services)


    Category

    Finance / Accounting / Tax









  • 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 Finance Director - BAMG Consumer is the key financial business partner to the Executive Direct Consumer Manufacturing and the entire BAMG Staff.  This role will have 4 direct reports and lead a team of ~12 employees for all financial processes and analytical activities for BAMG Consumer to ensure continued profitable and sustainable growth of the businesses.  This role will report to the Vice President Finance for Manufacturing, R&D, & Supply Chain.

    This role will have ownership of short to mid-term (1-3 years) execution of functional strategy and the operational direction of the finance team.  Problems faced are often complex and require extensive investigation and analysis.  The successful candidate requires ability to influence others to accept practices and approaches, and ability to communicate and influence executive leadership.







    Responsibilities




    • Serve as a strategic business partner to the Consumer Manufacturing team and the Executive Finance Director, BATO Consumer. 

    • Participate as a key member of the business unit leadership team and Finance function in the development of the strategic plans and ensure business plans are aligned with the overall BATO goals. Specifically, ownership of short to mid-term (1-3+ years) execution of functional strategy and the operational direction of the Department.

    • Key contributor in the Integrated Business Planning process in concert with the business unit leadership team. Oversee the implementation of decisions impacting BAMG to ensure maximum goal attainment.

    • Collaboratively evaluate opportunities for business growth as well as cost control.

    • Own the Risk and Opportunities forecast for Consumer Manufacturing in BAMG, proactively identify opportunities and risks to the plan and collaborate with cross-functional team to close gaps or exceed targets.

    • Lead the budget and forecasting processes for BAMG Consumer.

    • Develop, consolidate, and analyze month-end financial reporting providing Executive level insight along with impactful recommended business actions to achieve business goals.

    • Develop Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reporting, determine insights, and distribute to the organization. 

    • Drive process and system improvements (i.e. leverage of Shared Services)

    • Execute accurate financial reporting and lead internal controls, consistent with internal policies as well as regulatory and control requirements (GAAP & IFRS).

    • Ensure financial results are reported accurately and timing and in accordance with established policies.

    • Drive process and cost accounting standardization Consumer BAMG. 

    • Coach, mentor, and develop your team as well as other business talent.

    • Requires ability to influence others to accept practices and approaches, and ability to communicate and influence executive leadership.

     Competencies


    • Analyze and Drive process and system improvements around financial reporting and internal controls.

    • Ability to drive change & transform teams.  Talent for managing and mentoring teammates within a positive culture, leveraging contemporary learning & development, and active talent management.

    • Highly effective communication skills (verbal, listening, and written). Comfortable presenting to and interacting with multiple layers of teammates (Senior Executives to Frontline)

    • Self-starter than takes initiative to complete tasks with minimal direction or guidance

    • Exceptionally strong analytical and evaluation skills

    • Collaboratively evaluate opportunities for business growth as well as cost control.

    • Results-oriented and hands-on, with bias toward action

    • Able to manage multiple projects, work streams, stakeholders, etc.

    • Strong team builder and leader

    • Ability to work cross-functionally and influence at all levels of the organization

    • Strategic and agile mindset

    • Strong convictions and candor, combined with solid emotional intelligence

    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint







    Qualifications





    • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting

    • 10 years of progressively responsible work experience in manufacturing

    • 5-7 years minimum managerial experience

    • Experience with conducting complex product costing


    • Experience with S&OP process, capacity planning, capital investment, etc.


      Experience operationalizing control frameworks (i.e. IFRS, US GAAP experience) 



    Preferred: 


    • Advanced degree and/or advanced certification in in Finance related field preferred (MBA, MFA, CPA, etc.)

    • Experience working in a plant environment


    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.



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