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Regional Consumer/Commercial Supply Planning S&OP Lead

Date:  12-May-2022

WARWICK, United Kingdom

Type of work: 





Regional Consumer/Commercial Supply Planning S&OP Lead


Position Snapshot

  • Type of Contract: Permanent
  • Full-time
  • Location: Warwick, UK


The Company:

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.


Job Purpose

We are looking for a  NOR Regional Consumer/Commercial Supply Planning & S&OP Lead reporting directly to the Head of Supply Chain and Customer Services. This is a regional role, based in Warwick.

The primary focus of the Consumer products regional supply planning and S&OP lead is to develop the currently short term regional planning horizon from 5 weeks to 12-18 weeks.  The emphasis of this role is to create a balanced rolling forecast for this planning horizon for the NOR region, with strong integration and collaboration with the newly created P2P team.

This newly created role should also identify and activate synergies between the UK and Ireland teams so that they act as ONE.

The Commercial Products supply planning and S&OP lead will work alongside his/her peer in commercial planning.  Each planning and S&OP lead will be supported by a direct report supply planning analyst.


There are 7 areas of responsibility for the Consumer products regional supply planning and S&OP lead:

  1. Build and Lead the Regional S&OP Process for Consumer/ Commercial Products (Horizon 12- 18 weeks)
  • Work closely and collaboratively with business units and demand planning teams to build and lead the coordination of an S&OP process and culture across NOR region


  1. Prepare and facilitate regional S&OP process as follows:
  • The Regional S&OP process comprises three main meeting:
  1. Weekly S&OE Meeting
  2. Monthly demand review
  3. Monthly S&OP
  • Build close collaboration with central supply and demand planning teams in EMIA


  1. Lead and develop the supply planning analyst to a high impact performer


  1. Replenishment of RDC’s (5 week horizon)
  • Ensures regular monitoring of replenishment of regional stocks.
  • Identifies SKUs at risk of shortage
  • Work to mitigate the risks of shortage:
  • Regularly identifies dormant stocks within its scope of responsibility, shares them with the sales force and monitors specific Sales In operations with sales to limit the risk of obsolescence.
  • Communicate proactively on the RDC stock status, at a product / location level of detail


  1. Inventory Management
  • Implement and maintain tools and KPI to follow stock level.
  • Control internal and consigned stock level on regular basis and communicate on its evolution.
  • Define and align target stock with the support of central team and local inventory planners.


  1. Performance reporting
  • Ensure that the KPI's are achieved and guarantee a solid follow-up of the supply chain procedures
    • Inventory management (FMC, SMDS,)
    • Service First Fill Rate, Final Fill rate, strategic customer Fill rate,
    • Not confirmed orders at customer
    • Demand accuracy, Sales achievement
    • Cost-to-serve (% direct shipments)


  1. Strategic customer
  • Work closely with P2P & Customer service manager to support P2P team in exceeding customer expectations on service and collaboration while focusing on cost optimization.
  • Prepare and present performance & trends for respective customers
  • Develop strong connection with customers’ supply chain to drive value and deliver optimum service.



  • Bachelor/Master in Business, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Industrial Engineering.
  • Languages skills: Fluent English
  • Experience (years): Previous work experience in Sales and operation planning/ Integrated business planning roles 5-7 years, in industrial companies (automotive preferred)
  • Technical Knowledge: Have a comprehensive knowledge of company-wide Inventory Management
  • Strong analytical skills and able to take a helicopter view
  • Ability to summarize and present and communicate complex data in clear and meaningful way and bring about group consensus for decision making effectively
  • Well-structured and organized
  • Excellent knowledge of Office
  • High level of autonomy & of accountability
  • Comfortable in working with different levels in the organization, and across teams/functions/countries



  • Soft Skills:
    • Individual; agility, innovation, analytical thinking,  taking initiative, resilience;
    • Task; problem solving, organization and planning, eye for detail, high standards when it comes to quality, result orientated.,
    • Social; teamwork, effective communication, social skills, customer focus, negotiation & influencing skills.
    • Management; people management, leadership, decision making,  strategic vision.

Why should you apply?

  • 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 EMIA scope.
  • 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 work in a culture of feedback that recognizes you and helps your development.
  • You will work in a healthy and safety environment, because 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 will have the opportunity 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, 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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