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Retail Finance Team Leader, Bridgestone SSC


JobReq ID:  48012
Type of work:  Hybrid
Type of contract:  Open-ended/permanent
Full/Part Time:  Full time

Poznań, PL


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  Retail Finance Team Leader reporting directly to the Retail Manager. This is a Local role, based in SSC in Poznań.

Retail Finance Team Leader expected to effectively coordinate work of their team, make sure all tasks are completed timely and with high level of quality. Employee development, training and guidance, ability to resolve conflicts are also a key part of the role. Knowledge of the business and company policies is a must.  Focus on continuous improvement to increase productivity and process security and stability to minimize business risks.




Function Leadership:

  • Lead and guide Retail Finance Team 
  • Manage priorities  
  • Oversee day-to-day operation
  • Act as key contact to all team members (& Regional Finance Directors)
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of overall Retail strategy 


Performance Management: 

  • Ensure service delivery, for all processes performed by the team, meets performance/quality standards defined in service level agreements (SLA’s) 
  • Report on performance against performance/quality standards defined in SLA’s and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to the Manager
  • Ensure the owned budget is met 
  • Advise the Manager on any issues which might affect performance 


Service Delivery:

  • Ensure that process are consistent with best practice, instigating process improvement initiatives where appropriate 
  • Ensure policies, processes and operating procedures are clearly defined, up-to-date and documented 
  • Analyze complex problems and make decisions in a timely manner
  • Drive process improvements and standardization


Technical Standards:

  • Ensure all processes performed by the  team comply with business / finance accounting standards and policies  
  • Remain up to date with new developments of process requirements and ensure adherence to these requirements throughout the reporting line and the implementation of respective internal controls in the business  
  • Analyze and make recommendations with respect to important process issues and communicate with / educate stakeholders with regards to meeting process  requirements 
  • Ensure the effective application of agreed control procedures  
  • Ensure all staff maintain appropriate standards of technical competence 


People Management:

  • Day-to-day management and coordination of team resources 
  • Efficiently delegate issues to the team members 
  • Coaching and supervising team members 
  • Coordinates team based training, personnel forecasting, peer appraisal, identification of non-monetary awards and gathering of team performance statistics 
  • Sets & describes SMART team and individuals objectives
  • Handles underperformance timely and effectively and recognize good performance and reward best people
  • Breaks the communication silos and foster team collaboration
  • Manages effectively the changes in the team



  • Expert knowledge of accounting and financial processes across entity and/or region.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply logical thinking to gathering and analyzing information, designing and testing solutions to problems, and formulating plans.
  • Excellent communication skills. Ability to deliver constructive feedback to their team members and internal clients.
  • Ability to effectively motivate the team to achieve the goal and meet required deadlines.
  • Ability to work under time pressure
  • Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with little oversight.
  • Results and quality focused and is highly committed to providing a world class service to our customers
  • Lean process improvement driven. Takes a pro-active approach in the work and use own initiative to identify solutions



  • IT literacy, advance Microsoft Excel.
  • SAP/ Navision/ MS Dynamics or other large ERP system experience desirable
  • University Degree preferable; Professional qualification like CIMA, ACCA is a bonus
  • Min 5 years of relevant professional experience
  • Fluent English, other languages (French) are an asset


Why should you apply? 

  • You never stop learning. You will have the possibility to develop yourself via our Learning Management System that is also connected to LinkedIn Learning
  • You will have the opportunity to i.e. Smartworking (max. 3 days a week in Home Office)
  • We offer you attractive Benefits from sharing the costs of sports activities to day off on Christmas Eve
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in our Corporate Social Responsibility activities
  • We are passionate about our people and want to offer them the opportunity to develop and grow
  • You will have the opportunity to experience a dynamic and challenging environment and work on different and innovative projects
  • 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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