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Raw Material Planning Analyst

Date:  06-Sep-2022

ROMA, Italy

Type of work:  Hybrid





Raw Material Planning Analyst


Position Snapshot

  • Type of work: Hybrid 
  • Type of Contract: Open-ended/permanent 
  • Full time 
  • Location: ROMA,  [[mfield2]] 


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  Position Title reporting directly to the Hiring Manager Position Title. This is a Local/regional/EMIA role, based in Location.

You will (couple of high level sentences to describe the role, including working relations).



  • [A short list of key responsibilities, functions, tasks].



[A short list of the most essential/desirable requirements].

  • Education, Master, other certification,…
  • Languages skills:
  • Experience (years):
  • Technical Knowledge:
  • Soft Skills:


Why should you apply? (choose at least 3. The best one that fits your position)

  • 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 working 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.
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in our Corporate Social Responsibility activities.
  • We offer you attractive  Benefits and a Competitive Salary (you can add local example of the benefits)
  • You will have the opportunity to  i.e. Smartworking, Flexible time… to ensure a good work and life balance.

Job purpose

As a key member of the Raw Material Planning team you oversee the periodical calculation of the material gross requirements on operational, tactical and strategic horizons.

Based on processes and routines with central and plant stakeholders, you collect all production planning inputs, and review with a critical eye. You keep track of major developments in new and changing tyre and compound specifications. These inputs enable you to calculate and analyze raw material requirements for all plants across Europe.

You act as owner for defining gross raw material requirements, act as owner to collect and challenge all required inputs. Good connection with stakeholders in central and local production planning teams and stakeholders within the European Technical Center will be important.

Within the Raw Material Planning team, you will keep the link with Raw Material Category Planners, who will use your work out as input to make the net raw material planning and order to suppliers.  You realize that the quality and timeliness of your work has a direct and important effect on your colleague’s work and output of the entire Raw Material Planning team.

You take ownership of part of the reporting related to gross raw material requirements, leveraging OMP as tool for daily operations and KPI tracking.


Main responsibilities / Key result areas :

    1. Gather production planning inputs for different categories including tyre production, compound production, bladder production and other
    2. Compile production planning inputs in operational weekly cycles, tactical monthly cycles and yearly strategical cycles
    3. Lead routine meetings with production planners to understand what is behind the volumes in the production plans, understanding and seeing risks and opportunities
    4. Analyze inputs from production planning to identify most accurate inputs and pro-actively identify attention points for material planning
    5. Need for special attention to trial production planning
    1. Create on continuous basis visibility on upcoming new specifications for both tyres and compounds
    2. Lead and or join routine meetings with plants and European technical center to ensure all required specs data is available to ensure timely ordering of raw materials
    3. Collaborate closely with local stakeholders in plants finance and technical service teams to be aware about status and progress
    1. Maintain material master data in OMP
    2. Track and maintain specs master data in OMP
    3. Maintain data translation tables in OMP
    1. Consolidate received and reviewed inputs
    2. Analyze gathered inputs to detect potential errors
    1. Run BOM explosions in OMP based on consolidated inputs
    2. Add extra requirements after BOM explosion
    3. Translate and split material codes
    1. Challenge outputs versus different data sources
    2. Validate outputs against own data records
    3. Validate outputs with stakeholders who provided inputs
    1. Prepare and analyze reports and KPI’s related to gross requirements


Bridgestone BEHAVIORS


Qualified candidates for this important position will therefore need to demonstrate the following:

  • Agility – implement the project in an agile way meaning ‘implement per increment’ working on holistically on the improvement of the various dimensions of raw material planning (strategy, data, governance and process, people and technology)
  • Courage – challenge the status quo and aim for the industry standards and best practices.  You lead by example.
  • Ownership – be the face of your projects.  You represent the project approach, the team and the projects results 




Qualified candidates for this important position will therefore need to demonstrate the following:

  • Establishes strategic direction and effectively communicates the vision:  Communicates a clear and inspiring vision for the business; drives competitive and innovative strategies and is able to generate alignment against the strategic direction
  • Demonstrates business acumen to achieve results through others:  Understands, educates and applies the fundamental business concepts by which a company operates in order to deliver results and create a climate that fosters personal commitment to excellence
  • Promotes and enhances company culture:  Champions the organization’s shared values and beliefs
  • Effectively manages across cultures: Achieves effective collaboration, alignment, and communication across multiple dimensions of cultural diversity
  • BOSS focused - serves the customers having the end users in mind:  Makes BOSS (end users) and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; develops and sustains productive relationships with BOSS; leverages BOSS intimacy in the development of new products, services and competitive advantage
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and emotional intelligence:  Recognizes one’s personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and limits.  Understands emotions and their effects
  • Intellectually curious in support of learning agility:  Actively identifies new areas for learning; regularly creates and takes advantage of learning opportunities; uses newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learns through their application
  • Embraces and leads change and innovation:  Encourages different and innovative approaches to address problems and opportunities; facilitates the implementation and acceptance of change within the organization
  • Identifies and develops organizational talent:  Attracts high calibre diverse talent , leads and guides others to accomplish organizational goals and objectives through on-going development and collaboration




Required capabilities


Personal attributes: open minded, attention to detail, team player, assertive, strong communicator with stakeholders, analysis skills, presentation skills.

Affinity with IT systems and technology, OMP knowledge, SAP knowledge and hands-on experience

Advanced knowledge of Power-BI, Access and Excel

Core competencies :

  • Critical analysis
  • Eye for details
  • Grasp large amount of data and information
  • Problem solving
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Adaptability

Management competencies :

  • Work across departments
  • Lead discussions and alignment
  • Helicopter view

Job specific competencies :

  • OMP and SAP system and business processes knowledge/experience
  • Proficient with office tools as outlook, excel, access,…



For this position we expect a professional experience of +3 years working in data analytics or supply chain planning roles / similar through experience.

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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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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