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Date: 01-Jan-2022

Location: ROMA, Italy

Company: Bridgestone Europe NV/SA





Raw Material Planner


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Bridgestone in Europe, Russia, 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.


Raw Materials Planning ensures smooth availability of materials for the production in the plants by the preparation of raw materials delivery schedules, ordering the deliveries and supervision of the complete raw materials supply processes. The preparation, the promotion and implementation of new tools and solutions in to order to optimize (economical and logistics aspects) the process of the order, the transport and warehousing of raw materials.






Core process of raw material planning


Consolidate inputs for gross requirements:

  1. Collect and consolidate inputs needed for total gross requirements.
  2. Gross requirement calculation.
  3. Calculate net requirements.
  4. Planning new orders and review the requirements periodically.
  5. Create scheduling agreements, collect the confirmations of the deliveries.
  6. Monitor inbound deliveries, warehousing and ensure material availability.
  7. Interact with other involved departments (Production, LSCM, Technical Service, Quality, RM Warehouse, Environment and others) and external cooperative companies (transport, warehousing, port, public and tax institutions).
  8. Based on available RM consumption data in tactical horizon (up to 18 months) and strategical horizon (up to 3 years) calculate RM volumes necessary for production.


KPI: Zero production stops or miss production due to lack of raw materials. Raw materials stock (total and per categories) according to the targets


Raw Materials Plant Coordinator


Take care of inventory quality, expired and blocked material status.

React in case of significant delays in the deliveries.

Point of contact for other departments, in case of issues.

Collect needed information at the plant level.

Monitor goods issue and receipt processes vs. previous plans.

React to the changes in the specifications of the compounds and tires.

Manage the incidents.

Define the critical materials for the plants and pay special attention to them.

Support Production Planning in their processes, especially in external mixing processes.

Take part in the internal and external audits.

Organize and attend to the meeting with the suppliers.

Point of contact at plant level for invoice verification.

Follow up shortages and issues.

Arrange materials for the test of new RM.

Follow up shelf life of materials and follow up actions.

Support Finance in budget calculation.

Track Saveso stock and locations.

Manage the related procedures.

Cooperate with Quality and Raw Material Warehouse in Vendor Quality Rating.

Manage Quality Problem Reports.

Coordinate the cooperation with the consignment warehouses.

Support other plants in case of the shortages.


KPI: Deliveries on time of raw materials and compounds. Optimize the process of the deliveries, internal movements and warehouse to guarantee the keeping of the production according to the plan. No premium freights.



Be the center of competence in Raw Materials supply and compounds supply processes for other departments and BSEMIA entities.

Advise and correct actions taken by other entities in raw materials area.

Support Raw Material Planning Manager in daily and strategy operations.

Report on regular basis and “on request” for internal purpose and for the suppliers.

Organization and contracting of logistic processes for the deliveries of raw materials and external compounds (transports, warehousing, repacking operations and so on).

Maintain SAP parameters for raw materials and compounds.

Define and maintain safety stocks by taking part in strategy building.

Take part in the projects and the implementation of the new tools / software.



EDUCATION: Master Degree – Economy, Management, Logistics or relevant


Preferred area: Production (automotive, chemistry and so on)

Departments: Procurement, Production Planning, Logistics

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES: Accuracy, ability to work under time pressure, independence, “problem solving” work approach, the ability to work on complex projects and purchasing models in raw materials and compounds area, responsibility, accuracy, well developed communication skills, honesty, high personal culture, resistance to stress, the ability to act under pressure


English – fluent in writing and speaking

Spanish – good level in writing and speaking

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.


Please don’t hesitate and apply at https://careers.bridgestone-emea.com/

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.