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VAT Compliance Team Leader, Bridgestone SSC

Date:  27-Jul-2022

Poznań, PL, 61-872

Type of work:  Hybrid





VAT Compliance Team Leader, Bridgestone SSC


Position Snapshot

  • Type of Contract: Permanent
  • Full-time
  • Location: Poznań
  • Type of work: Hybrid


The Company:

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.



Bridgestone EMIA


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  VAT Compliance Team Leader reporting directly to the Hiring Head of VAT Europe. This is an EMIA role, based in Poznań.

You will support the company in the design, development and maintenance of core VAT Compliance Technologies. You will work with internal and external partners and convert legislative and business changes into system technical requirements. Ownership of work is extremely important, and you should have a proven record of working with projects to their completion.



  • Ensure the timeliness and accuracy of VAT and Intrastat reporting prepared by Your Team Members for Bridgestone Group Entities
  • Verification and submission of the given tax returns and other reports prepared by Team Members
  • Work closely with VAT Center of Excellence team ensuring that changes in the VAT legislation are accordingly applied in Bridgestone accounting and financial system
  • Lead process standardization and continues improvement initiatives within tax processes to achieve best practices
  • Review monthly balance sheet accounts reconciliations for VAT
  • Actively participate in Group/and company projects requiring VAT compliance piece



  • Minimum 5+ years of experience of EU indirect tax in practice or industry
  • Proven application of VAT legislation knowledge in business practice
  • Well-developed organizational skills, strong motivation and a positive attitude
  • Flexibility and ability to work within dynamic environment
  • Experience in managing teams
  • Ability to motivate and empower team members
  • Ability to focus on priorities, timely and effective work execution
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Practical knowledge of SAP system as an advantage
  • Fluent English


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, join us at Bridgestone!


Process Next Steps: All applications will be reviewed. Our HR team will contact those applicants who we would like to invite for the next stage of the recruitment process.


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We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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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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