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Date: 12-Oct-2021

Location: BILBAO, Spain

Company: Bridgestone Europe NV/SA

Raw Materials Planner Analyst


Our company

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, 4x4 vehicles
  • Trucks and buses
  • All types of commercial, construction and off-the-road vehicles
  • Tractors and agricultural machinery
  • Motorcycles and scooters
  • Motor sport
  • Aircraft

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/

Job purpose

As a key member of the Raw Material Planning team you oversee the periodical calculation of the material gross requirements on operational, tactical and strategic horizons.

Based on processes and routines with central and plant stakeholders, you collect all production planning inputs, and review with a critical eye. You keep track of major developments in new and changing tyre and compound specifications. These inputs enable you to calculate and analyze raw material requirements for all plants across Europe.

You act as owner for defining gross raw material requirements, act as owner to collect and challenge all required inputs. Good connection with stakeholders in central and local production planning teams and stakeholders within the European Technical Center will be important.

Within the Raw Material Planning team, you will keep the link with Raw Material Category Planners, who will use your work out as input to make the net raw material planning and order to suppliers.  You realize that the quality and timeliness of your work has a direct and important effect on your colleague’s work and output of the entire Raw Material Planning team.

You take ownership of part of the reporting related to gross raw material requirements, leveraging OMP as tool for daily operations and KPI tracking.


Main responsibilities / Key result areas :

    1. Gather production planning inputs for different categories including tyre production, compound production, bladder production and other
    2. Compile production planning inputs in operational weekly cycles, tactical monthly cycles and yearly strategical cycles
    3. Lead routine meetings with production planners to understand what is behind the volumes in the production plans, understanding and seeing risks and opportunities
    4. Analyze inputs from production planning to identify most accurate inputs and pro-actively identify attention points for material planning
    5. Need for special attention to trial production planning
    1. Create on continuous basis visibility on upcoming new specifications for both tyres and compounds
    2. Lead and or join routine meetings with plants and European technical center to ensure all required specs data is available to ensure timely ordering of raw materials
    3. Collaborate closely with local stakeholders in plants finance and technical service teams to be aware about status and progress
    1. Maintain material master data in OMP
    2. Track and maintain specs master data in OMP
    3. Maintain data translation tables in OMP
    1. Consolidate received and reviewed inputs
    2. Analyze gathered inputs to detect potential errors
    1. Run BOM explosions in OMP based on consolidated inputs
    2. Add extra requirements after BOM explosion
    3. Translate and split material codes
    1. Challenge outputs versus different data sources
    2. Validate outputs against own data records
    3. Validate outputs with stakeholders who provided inputs
    1. Prepare and analyze reports and KPI’s related to gross requirements


Bridgestone BEHAVIORS


Qualified candidates for this important position will therefore need to demonstrate the following:

  • Agility – implement the project in an agile way meaning ‘implement per increment’ working on holistically on the improvement of the various dimensions of raw material planning (strategy, data, governance and process, people and technology)
  • Courage – challenge the status quo and aim for the industry standards and best practices.  You lead by example.
  • Ownership – be the face of your projects.  You represent the project approach, the team and the projects results 




Qualified candidates for this important position will therefore need to demonstrate the following:

  • Establishes strategic direction and effectively communicates the vision:  Communicates a clear and inspiring vision for the business; drives competitive and innovative strategies and is able to generate alignment against the strategic direction
  • Demonstrates business acumen to achieve results through others:  Understands, educates and applies the fundamental business concepts by which a company operates in order to deliver results and create a climate that fosters personal commitment to excellence
  • Promotes and enhances company culture:  Champions the organization’s shared values and beliefs
  • Effectively manages across cultures: Achieves effective collaboration, alignment, and communication across multiple dimensions of cultural diversity
  • BOSS focused - serves the customers having the end users in mind:  Makes BOSS (end users) and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; develops and sustains productive relationships with BOSS; leverages BOSS intimacy in the development of new products, services and competitive advantage
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and emotional intelligence:  Recognizes one’s personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and limits.  Understands emotions and their effects
  • Intellectually curious in support of learning agility:  Actively identifies new areas for learning; regularly creates and takes advantage of learning opportunities; uses newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learns through their application
  • Embraces and leads change and innovation:  Encourages different and innovative approaches to address problems and opportunities; facilitates the implementation and acceptance of change within the organization
  • Identifies and develops organizational talent:  Attracts high calibre diverse talent , leads and guides others to accomplish organizational goals and objectives through on-going development and collaboration




Required capabilities


Personal attributes: open minded, attention to detail, team player, assertive, strong communicator with stakeholders, analysis skills, presentation skills.

Affinity with IT systems and technology, OMP knowledge, SAP knowledge and hands-on experience

Core competencies :

  • Critical analysis
  • Eye for details
  • Grasp large amount of data and information
  • Problem solving
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Adaptability

Management competencies :

  • Work across departments
  • Lead discussions and alignment
  • Helicopter view

Job specific competencies :

  • OMP and SAP system and business processes knowledge/experience
  • Proficient with office tools as outlook, excel, access,…



For this position we expect a professional experience of +3 years working in supply chain planning roles / similar through experience.