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Pricing Specialist


JobReq ID:  48519
Type of work:  Hybrid
Type of contract:  Open-ended/permanent
Full/Part Time:  Full time

Johannesburg, 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


Bridgestone  is looking for a Pricing Specialist to join the Pricing Team, which is responsible to define the pricing strategy for South Africa and give the necessary guidelines and support to regions for successful execution, as well looks for continue improvement in pricing process and governance.
Given the cross-functional participation involved, the person will create and maintain relationships with different stakeholders (functions, teams, BU’s, regions and countries) in the organization.
The person maintains high ethical standards, using only appropriate methods consistent with Bridgestone values.
The Pricing Specialist will report to the Pricing Manager as part of the Pricing Team.



  • According to pricing strategy, build South African List price and prepare changes to achieve the company mix, profit and market share targets
  • Define price corridor and follow inter-channel price structure, review pricing conditions (Discounts & Rebates) proposed by region sales and pricing teams to ensure their consistency with price policy and corridors
  • Act as a partner for the regions given responsibility ; work together and challenge all the price condition settings, give-take packages, negotiations, promotions, and tactical campaigns planned to be given to customers and ensure their approvals
  • Coordinate pricing for customers tender and negotiations
  • Define the right pricing strategy for new products ; ensure the alignment and buy- in with regions, take part in Cross Functional teams for new product launches, being single contact for setting prices and building business case for new products
  • Ensure follow up on monthly financial results and price variance achievements, clarify and report any deviations from target
  • Analyze and model various pricing data (sell in/sell on/sell out) and prepare analysis or business cases for sales teams when necessary to give insights to enable better decision making
  • Perform ad hoc projects as needed to meet near-term and long-term pricing objectives
  • Management of transfer price-list from Bridgestone Global Suppliers.
  • Serve as internal subject matter expert on price data acquisition / research methodologies, analysis, reporting, and cooperate with Market Intelligence
  • Supports leadership team members in understanding what the data means and what actions to take


  • Degree in Business, Economics, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Finance
  • Min 5 years of relevant experience. Interest and knowledge on automotive and mobility trends, market dynamics of tire industry is plus
  • Fluent in English; excellent written and verbal communication skills with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Excel and familiar working with SAP
  • High analytical skills and passion for data and numbers with strong connection to sales , business and market environment
  • Strong negotiation ,influencing and stakeholder management skills
  • Collaborative and proactive team player, with problem solving and continuous improvement mindset
  • Strong values in line with Bridgestone’s behavioural expectations: Agility, Courage, Ownership, Teamwork, Flexibility.
  • Learning Agility: actively identifies new areas for learning, learns from experience and is comfortable with complexity and ambiguity


Why should you apply?

  • We are passionate about our people and want to offer them the opportunity to develop and grow.
  • You never stop learning. You will have the possibility to develop yourself via our Learning Management System that is also connected to LinkedIn Learning.
  • Bridgestone as a global company drives your career to the next level by offering you possibilities to work in an international setting.
  • You will have the opportunity to work with leading technologies.
  • You will have the opportunity to experience a dynamic and challenging environment and work on different and innovative projects.
  • We help you to drive your career path onward and upward work in a culture of feedback that recognizes you and helps your development.
  • You will work in a healthy and safety environment, as safety is a key priority area in Bridgestone.


If you can demonstrate the skills we are looking for and would like to make a difference in a Pioneering company dedicated to shaping a sustainable future of real-world mobility solutions, just click on the Apply Now button and add your CV!

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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