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Date: Nov 22, 2021

Location: ZAVENTEM, France

Company: Bridgestone Europe NV/SA

M&A and Strategic Partnerships Manager


Position Snapshot


  • Type of Contract: Permanent
  • Full-time
  • Location: Brussel: we are open for relocation to Belgium or frequent business travelling


Job Purpose


We are looking for a  M&A and Strategic Partnerships Manager reporting directly to the M&A and Strategic Partnerships Director. This is an “EMIA” role, based in Brussels.

The M&A and Strategic Partnerships team is responsible for building and executing Bridgestone EMIA‘s  (Europe, Russia, Middle East, India and Africa) external growth strategy. This includes, M&A, joint venture, minority investments, and other forms of partnerships. The team is also driving, in coordination with Americas and Asia, innovation and venture capital activities.

The team works hand in hand with operational counterparts throughout the world to identify potential acquisitions and execute them. Our M&A scope is broad and includes core industrial activities and technology/ mobility related businesses.

The M&A and Strategic Partnerships Manager will have a central role in all stages of the transaction process, from the strategic analysis, sourcing of opportunities, execution of the transaction to post-closing. The role requires close interaction with senior executives throughout the company on a wide array of subjects.





  • Perform detailed strategic analysis of opportunities (market and company analysis, strategic fit, value proposition, business models and financial forecasting)
  • Elaborate value creation strategies by building comprehensive business cases and valuation models
  • Drive the due diligence process to evaluate potential benefits, risk and propose mitigation plans
  • Coordinate and execute all stages of a transaction process:
    • Strategic analysis
    • Sourcing of opportunities
    • Execution of the transaction
    • Negotiation of legal documentation
    • Post-closing.
  • Develop standards and control procedures to monitor the value creation and support the governance


Innovation & Venture capital:

  • Develop and maintain a network with relevant participants in the venture investing ecosystem
  • Identify and assist business team in implementing proof of concepts
  • Make investment recommendation




  • Master in Economics, Finance or Engineering
  • Minimum 4-6 years of M&A/investment banking/private equity experience with a thorough understanding of a transaction process
  • High level of drive, autonomy and proactivity
  • High standards of integrity
  • Strong financial and modelling skills
  • Ability to understand, challenge and negotiate legal transaction documentation
  • Ability to innovate, design and test unique approaches and help drive implementation of new initiatives
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to travel (approximately 50%, post-covid) to support transactions


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 international setting.
  • 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.
  • We offer you attractive Benefits (including a company car, bonus scheme and insurances) and a Competitive Salary
  • There will be home working opportunities and flexible hours 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!


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.


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 .


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 (please add both CV and cover letter) at https://careers.bridgestone-emea.com/

We are looking forward 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.