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Logistics Leader

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Date: 27-Apr-2021

Location: DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

Company: Bridgestone Europe NV/SA

Our Company:

Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of tyres 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.


Role Summary:

Reporting to the Planning & Operations Manager for Bridgestone Middle East & Africa (BSMEA) you will be responsible for managing the Inbound and Outbound flow of products into our Jebel Ali Regional Distribution Center.  The role involves Inventory management, Warehouse Management, Transportation and Trade management activities ensuring structures are in place to monitor the flow of information and products. Your key responsibilities will include planning, coordinating and organizing distribution and storage of products and leading continuous improvement activities to support process efficiency as well as leading the management of our 3PL.

In addition to handling overall BSMEA Logistics costs, you will be a key point of contact for our Corporate Logistics team in EMIA and Japan.


Role Requirements:

Degree qualified, with a 3- 5 years’ experience ideally in Jebel Ali Freezone with the ability to foster long- term collaborative relationships with all key internal and external stakeholders. You will thrive within a multicultural matrix environment working across diverse markets and geographies

  • Zero Incident Safety Culture
  • Management of 3PL relationship and performance (Inbound or outbound logistics)
  • Manage BSMEA Total Logistics Cost and support Global Logistics Initatives
  • Management of Documentation / Customs in Jebel Ali Freezone
  • Coordinating and liaising with customers, vendors, service providers
  • Capacity Management of the Jebel Ali Warehouse
  • Systems Management / Improvement (WMS/SAP)
  • Manage internal and external enquiries pertaining to shipment status
  • Analyze & report KPI to drive performance improvement
  • Generating cost benefit analysis for any operations projects
  • Managing onboarding of the new logistic partner & their systems
  • Improve receiving & shipping process design.
  • CILT is preferred.
  • Fluency in English
  • Arabic would be an advantage


Bridgestone Behaviors:

Qualified candidates need to demonstrate the following behaviors:

  • Agility – to work in a matrix, complex and fast paced environment.
  • Courage – to share ideas, challenge the status quo.
  • Ownership – to see the bigger picture and take ownership by thinking and acting beyond the role (self-starter).