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Branch Manager

Date:  05-Nov-2022

Selebi-Phikwe, Central District, BW

Type of work:  On site





Branch Manager


Position Snapshot

  • Type of Contract: Permanent
  • Full-time
  • Location: Botswana


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


The Branch Manager is responsible for organising and managing all Sales related activities in the Equity Store.

This includes but is not limited to the following:

    • Generating revenue to ensure a profit.
    • Promoting of the company and welfare of all employees at the branch.
    • Manage all costs to ensure adherence to budget parameters.
    • Coaching, training, motivating and guiding all employees at the branch.
    • Implementing and enforcing operating policies and procedures.
    • Delivering agreed sales operating targets and goals.
    • Implementing strategies to ensure safe and efficient retail store operation and continuous improvement .




Financials and Sales:

    • Achieve all branch target sales
    • Control branch expenses within business parameters
    • Ensure that company assets are maintained
    • Ensure superior service delivery
    • Prepare and present monthly, quarterly, and annual statements, analyses, and reports of branch operations and finances
    • Establish and maintain close relationships with customers
    • Manage all Certificate of Compliances (COCs)
    • Manage dead and slow moving stock
    • Manage stock holding to less than 1 (one) months turn over
    • Managing internal and external stakeholder relations and negotiating contracts

Achieve Health and Safety standards as set out by Company

    • Communicate the company policy on health and safety to all staff effectively and on a continual basis (toolbox talk)
    • Communicate any risk, injury, loss of life or damage to company assets to management in line with prescribed company procedures
    • Achieve a minimum of 95% on all Safety Audits.


Adhere to company policies & procedures

    • Maintain a working knowledge of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act
    • Adhere to the companies amalgamated policies & procedures published on the company Intranet
    • Maintain knowledge of companies Industrial Relations policies and procedures and interact with People department as required


Site visits

    • Analyze audit feedback and ensure all problems are rectified
    • Attend monthly site meetings with site customers
    • Attend random visits to ensure that Bridgestone site employees are performing  



    • Undertake all reasonable requests and instructions, given verbally or in writing, which fall within the parameters of this job.
    • Adherence to such requests or instructions
    • Achieve a minimum of 90% on all Internal and Facilities Audits


Required capabilities:

    • Achieving sales targets and financial percentages
    • Ensure that the branch remains profitable
    • Customer satisfaction
    • Effectively manage all sites under your control
    • Budget achievement and expense control


    • Skilled and motivated workforce
    • Understands customer needs
    • Communicates effectively
    • Tracks and measures staff performance
    • Creates a positive learning environment
    • Enforces standards
    • Promotes Servant Leadership
    • Understanding the Business
    • Serving the Customer
    • Promotes teamwork
    • Interpersonal and Communication Skills.
    • Leadership and Personal Effectiveness.



Education and Experience required :

    • Botswana Citizen
    • Honours or Bachelors Degree in Business Management and Administration, Finance, Marketing or any equivalent qualification
    • 3-5 years minimum working experience in retail, commercial, franchise and/or sales environment in a managerial position
    • Experience in business reporting
    • Financial and Business acumen
    • MS Office Advanced
    • Self-starter with ability to work independently and under pressure
    • Must have a positive momentum, solid work ethic and result driven
    • Effective decision making, planning, implementation and communication skills
    • Valid Driver license (code 08)


Leadership Competencies:

    • Communicate effectively across the business
    • Ability to develop and motivate teammates
    • A strong sense of managing and controlling a business unit
    • Be able to develop and present reports to senior management
    • Knowledge on financial risk and impact on business
    • Knowledge and experience in project management
    • People orientated person

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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