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B-ME Process Lead


JobReq ID:  50537
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

You will be responsible for continuous improvement of the following processes: Centerline (CL), Rapid Change Over (RCO) and Change Management (CM) in order to reduce unplanned stops, increase the time between stops (MTBF) and shorten changeover times. Collects and analyzes data on. Stops from the machine, conduct analyses to find the causes of problems (Initial Problem Solving and Unified Problem Solving) acting as an expert in the cell. You will be responsible for training operators on new work standards. Develops the skills of a team of operators in the use of various process control tools



Centerline Process Management (CL)

  • Defining targets for key machine parameters in a cell
  • Ensuring that operators adhere to the CL process
  • Training operators in the CL process and how to proceed and document parameter changes beyond the set target (including 3M)
  • 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


Resize and changeover process management (RCO)

  • Implementation of standards for changeovers/resizes
  • Conducting  RCO workshops to identify opportunities to reduce changeover times
  • Performing DMS (Health Check) implementation checks in the scope of RCO, identifies opportunities to improve the process and implements corrective actions


Change Management

  • Providing a standard approach to introducing changes related to processes, reapplication, Kaizen at the Cell, department and factory level


Elimination of losses.

  • Analyse machine downtime data analysis to identify priorities. Helps in performing loss analysis (Loss Tree) and using tools such as Loss Allocation or S-Shape
  • Monitoring the operation of the system for collecting data on machine stops
  • Participate in a DDS meeting to define priorities, tasks and report results for the last 24 hours.
  • Helps the Process Lead to inform the team about:
    • CL & CO DMS results
    • Top 3 stoppages
    • Process Failure
    • Root causes of problems on the machine


Troubleshooting & Problem Solving and operator training

  • Conduct problem analysis for major machine losses
  • Conducting training for cell operators on tools for investigating the root cause of problems such as IPS, UPS, 6W2H, Why-Why


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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