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B-ME Cell Lead


JobReq ID:  50532
Type of work:  On site
Type of contract:  Open-ended/permanent
Full/Part Time:  Full time

Brits, ZA


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


The incumbent will be responsible for the performance of machines and the status of implementation of Daily Management Systems (DMS) in the supervised production cell.


  • Responsible for training  on the Daily Management System (DMS) in the production cell. 
  • Lead Team in order to achieve the assumed goals  of the cell resulting from the CBN (Compelling Business Need), Master Plan and Annual Department Plan.
  • Responsible for the effective implementation of Incident Elimination - IE, Defects Handling - DH and activities related to cleaning, inspection and lubrication of machines (Clean, Inspect & Lubricate - CIL).



Manages the cleaning inspection and lubrication (CIL) process


  • He implements the CIL process on machines and is responsible for its continuous improvement and development
  •  Trains operators in CIL activities
  • Supervises the training of operators in the activities covered by the CIL process Create, verify and update new parameters to minimize losses
  • Performing a DMS (Health Check) implementation check in terms of CL, identifies opportunities to improve the process and implements corrective actions


Defects Defect Removal Process Management (DH)

  • Owns the DH process in the managed cell In cooperation with the Maintenance Lead
  • Prioritizes and plans the removal of identified defects


OSH incident elimination process (IE)

  • Responsible for the implementation of the Safety Trigger system to identify the causes of potential accidents and eliminate them
  • Implements a system of observation of behaviors affecting work safety (Behavioral Observation System – BOS)
  • In cooperation with other Cell Leads from the department and the OHS section, he develops the IE process tools
  • Participates in the risk assessment process at workplaces
  •  Monitors activities related to the implementation of 3M changes in the cell


Elimination of losses.

  • Create  a 90-day plan for a cell
  • Coordination of   Loss Analysis
  • Conduct DDS (daily direction settings) meetings to define priorities, tasks and report results for the last 24 hours. During the meeting, he  takes care before presenting information to the team about:
    • Safety
    • Quality
    • Implementation of CIL
    • Number of defects found and removed
    • Execution of the production plan


Implementation of the B-ME project

Responsible for the implementation of the training in the managed Cell, including directing operators to training, setting a development plan and annual goals, assessing the progress of training, organizes work as part of a team, approves leaves, overtime, organizes replacements. manages multiskilling in the managed structure


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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