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Graduate Program - Procurement Internship


JobReq ID:  48675
Type of work:  Hybrid
Type of contract:  Internship
Full/Part Time:  Full time



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.


Do you want to kickstart your career, embarking on an exceptional learning journey? The Bridgestone Graduate Program is the perfect opportunity for you! Designed for young talents who want to take part in a development path full of learning opportunities, early responsibilities and networking moments, the program will allow to get to know a collaborative and inclusive environment that will enable you to learn and collaborate with experienced and motivated team members.

During the program you will be supported by a tutor who will provide formal guidance and encouragement throughout your entire internship at Bridgestone. Your development is our goal, therefore you will have the opportunity to learn through training courses from Stanford University, LinkedIn Learning, and our internal Project Management and Technology Academies.  You will have a real impact on the Company, collaborating every day with extraordinary professionals and working on a specific project that will be assigned to you.


Job Purpose

We are looking for a Procurement Intern reporting directly to the Raw Material Procurement Director. This is an EMIA role, based in Rome.

You will support the Raw Material Procurement team in the data management activities: under the guidance of Procurement Category Managers you will interact with suppliers in order to acquire and maintain the relevant information and data that is stored in our systems and/or used for Procurement analyses. You will also support the Procurement Category Managers in liaising with many other business functions, including Finance for the reporting, IT for the optimization of ERP usage, Vendor Master Data for the input and maintenance of the supplier data, Supply Planning and Accounts Payable for the invoices management and the optimization of the flow from contract to payment, Logistics Procurement for analysis and benchmark on logistic costs, Internal/External Audit for the acquisition of the required data from the relevant systems, and many others.



Under the guidance of Procurement CMs, your responsibilities will include, among others, the following activities:

  • contract creation and update – either directly or through the Accenture back-office
  • vendor data management including invoice review and preliminary level of approval of invoice discrepancies
  • market intelligence and reporting on a specific field or area of procurement
  • end-to-end sourcing process through the relevant software platform
  • studying solutions for continuous improvement of the Procurement processes from a data management perspective.




  • Education: new graduates from Engineering/Business disciplines
  • Languages skills: working language is mainly English, fluency is required
  • Technical Knowledge: you are passionate and have some preliminary skills about data management, IT systems (ERP, Saas, etc), process automation. You have advanced knowledge and skills in using the MS Office package, especially Excel. Further experience in programming is a plus.
  • Soft Skills: As part of a global company and due to the interaction with a wide variety of business functions, the ability to deal effectively with people from various backgrounds is vital. As the purchasing data that will be managed is highly critical, it is also necessary that the candidate has high attention to detail, can prioritize tasks and work with a sense of urgency, is able to work independently within the set frameworks by maintaining a problem solving attitude.


Why should you apply? 

  • We are passionate about our people and want to offer them the opportunity to develop and grow.
  • 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 experience a dynamic and challenging environment and work on different and innovative projects.
  • We help you  to drive your career path onward and upward working in a culture of feedback that recognizes you and helps your development.
  • You will have the opportunity to balance Smartworking, and office presence, to ensure a good work and life balance.


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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