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Financial Planning & Reporting Manager


JobReq ID:  48706
Type of work:  Hybrid
Type of contract:  Open-ended/permanent
Full/Part Time:  Full time

Vimercate (MB), IT


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.


Job Purpose

We are looking for a Financial Planning & Reporting (FP&R) Manager reporting directly to the Finance Business Partner South Region. This is a regional role, based in Vimercate.

As a member of the Bridgestone South Region (BSSOR) Finance team, the Financial Planning & Reporting Manager is responsible for working closely with the Regional Finance Business Partner, the Regional Finance Team and the HQ FP&A network to ensure the completeness, timeliness and accuracy of reporting, planning, budgeting and forecasting in line with both Group and Regional requirements.

The role is expected to produce clear, timely and accurate financial analysis covering the Regional business, working with the Business Unit Financial Business Partners to provide insight regarding the results and forecasts to the Regional Leadership Team and the leadership of BS EMIA (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa), to support operational and strategic decision-making.

You are expected to lead and develop the FP&R activities within the Region and work with and influence the wider global Finance team enhance and digitize the FP&R activities and service model.

The candidate should possess strong organizational skills, have a good understanding of governance and be prepared to speak up and hold self and others to account.  The ability to think commercially and communicate in business language is also important

This is a key role in the Region, and the primary face of the Region to HQ Financial Planning & Reporting functions.




  • Ownership of the Regional management reporting process, including but not limited to governance, reporting templates and standards.  Ensure alignment with Group reporting requirements.
  • Own the monthly Regional Business Review process.  Liaising with HQ to ensure requirements are clearly understood and translated into actions at a Regional level.
  • Own the Local Reporting process, ensuring deadlines are met and explanations for performance variances are captured and documented.

Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting

  • Own the deployment and oversight of the Planning, Budgeting and Forecast process for the Region (aligned to Group requirements).
  • Run the governance and review process, manage stakeholders and hold to account for contributing to the successful delivery of the Regional financial planning to the required timescales.
  • Build relationships with other stakeholders such as Business Operations, Regional Finance and HQ Finance to gain understanding of the wider business.
  • Own the “desktop” forecast process, consolidating inputs, sanity checking, challenging and reporting status.
  • Responsible for delivery and coordination of the long range and annual operating plans. 

Process and continuous improvement

  • Drives for continuous improvement in forecasting accuracy and methodology and seeks opportunities to drive sustainable improvements.
  • Identify and lead initiatives to improve the efficiency and accuracy of reporting and forecasting and creating insights which drive business performance. Be an active contributor in broader Finance change and development initiatives both within BSSOR and within BS EMIA FP&A Network.
  • Own the FP&A and Reporting tools, working with the HQ to both influence and adopt process and systems into the Region.


  • Assist the wider finance team in completion of Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting tasks where required
  • Participation in Regional and European projects with the goal to create, develop, update reporting systems as well as policies and procedures from the area of financial planning and reporting.
  • Represent the Region with key HQ stakeholders, aligning regional and HQ strategic initiatives and financial planning, reporting and modelling enhancements




  • Education: University degree
  • Languages skills: Italian (fluent); English (fluent)
  • Experience (years): 5-7 years of experience in Financial Analysis, Controlling, Business Partnering, preferably in a large Company / Group
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • Good knowledge of Power Point, SAP, SAC, Power-BI
  • Excellent presentation skills with the ability to present in a clear and succinct manner
  • Organization skills – demonstrating the ability to prioritize effectively and schedule work to meet deadlines consistently
  • Influencing skills – demonstrating the ability to build strong relationships based on integrity, trust and respected financial judgement
  • Demonstration of strong analytical, numerical, and problem-solving skills, looking beyond the numbers to identify root cause and find solutions
  • Ability to create and maintain strong ownership of financial reporting in the business
  • Experience working within a Multi-national environment an advantage


With equal competencies, being recognized as matching the requirements of Law 68/99 will be considered a plus (both art. 1  and art. 18).



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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