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IT Manufacturing Network Security Specialist


JobReq ID:  49058
Type of work:  Hybrid
Type of contract:  Open-ended/permanent
Full/Part Time:  Full time

Bilbao, ES


Bridgestone in Europe, CIS, Middle East, India and Africa (BSEMIA), headquartered in Zaventem (Belgium), is a subsidiary of  Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader providing sustainable mobility and advanced solutions.

In addition to our premium tire products, we offer a growing portfolio of tire-centric and mobility solutions. Together with our partners and guided by "Serving Society with Superior Quality”, that has been our mission since Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in 1931, we are  working to accelerate sustainable mobility innovations and solutions. Through innovative technology,  we are committed to easier, safer, smoother and seamless mobility for our society and customers improving how people move, live, work and play.

Bridgestone also benefits from a significant retail network throughout the region – in fact our retail presence in the EMIA region is the largest in the tire industry. Through 17 distinct retail partners, we have around 3,500 outlets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as around 2,500 outlets through our partner network in India. This network offers a selection of services, concepts and mobility solutions.

At Bridgestone we pride ourselves on the strong relationships we maintain with everyday drivers and this extensive retail network is one of the core reasons why.

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In line with the “Bridgestone Essence”, our work environment is based on integrity and teamwork, where everyone can learn from each other and contribute with their own ideas in achieving the coming goals.

We want to hear from people who can take the challenge, unleash their creative potential and contribute to the company success demonstrating ownership, courage and agility. We want you to develop your skills, expand your knowledge and be proud of your work.


Job Purpose

We are looking for a Network Security Specialist reporting directly to the IT Manufacturing Network Platform owner. This is an EMIA role, based in Bilbao.


You will be responsible for setting up, testing and maintaining hardware and software systems designed to ensure network security & working closely with the BSEMIA IT Security team. The network security specialist’s responsibilities include ensuring that current network hardware and software are well maintained, monitored and up to date with security requirements, recommending enhancements and identifying areas of improvements. You will also be responsible for helping to identify and solve complex network problems in manufacturing plants.



  • Act as the IT manufacturing security SME for network infrastructure (LAN, WLAN, Firewalls, Load Balancers,…)
  • Participate in design and assess solutions in line with our technical and security standards and policies
  • Implement technical solutions (proof of concepts / pilots, or production ready systems) to meet or to prove the functional and non-functional requirements
  • Maintain current production systems
  • Works with external suppliers to source solutions implementation
  • Communicate with IT Teams in manufacturing plants to promote security best practices
  • Contribute in a multidisciplinary, multicultural, and geographically distributed team
  • Accepts ownership of tasks, can independently drive to completion, and seek guidance of more senior team members as needed
  • Conduct security assessments of the network infrastructure to identify potential vulnerabilities and recommend security measures to mitigate them
  • Develop and implement network security controls based on BSEMIA policies and standards
  • Perform vulnerability assessments on the network infrastructure to identify potential weaknesses that could be exploited by attackers
  • Stay up to date with the latest security trends and technologies, constantly adapting to new threats and vulnerabilities



  • Education: a bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or equivalent work experience
  • Previous experience in a network security role with 3-5 years of experience
  • Cybersecurity framework knowledge for OT environments like ISA/IEC 62443, NIST or similar is a plus
  • Strong technical skills, including knowledge of network protocols, firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, NDR, NAC, and encryption. Knowledge of operating systems such as Windows, Linux, and Unix will be valued.
  • IT security certifications (i.e: CompTIA Security+, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security, Fortinet NSE4 Certification) is valued
  • Cisco Certified Professional (CCNP or equivalent)Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills are necessary to explain complex security concepts to non-technical stakeholders, as well as to collaborate effectively with other IT teams and external partners
  • Attention to detail to identify potential security risks and to ensure that security controls are properly implemented.


Overall, the network security specialist should have a strong technical background, excellent problem-solving and communication skills, and a deep understanding of network security concepts and technologies.


All applications will be reviewed. Our Recruitment team will contact the suitable applicants for the next step of the recruitment process.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Diversity and inclusion are a central part of Bridgestone EMIA’s values at the highest level. This is key for our people to show a passion for excellence for improving society connected to the world in which we live. Our commitment to diversity, is linked to our founders mission of ‘Serving Society with Superior Quality’, which is essential in shaping and creating the organization, serving all people, respectfully, connected to our business. We recognize that everyone is different and that attracting, developing and retaining our employees will create a sustainable working environment which is essential to our success. This means that all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and that we will not discriminate in particular on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.

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