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Financial Analyst Manufacturing


JobReq ID:  46357
Type of work:  Hybrid
Type of contract:  Open-ended/permanent
Full/Part Time:  Full time

Zaventem, BE


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

As a Business Analyst within our Manufacturing Finance teams, you have a very good understanding of the overall business organisation and its various processes and how they are interlinked, including all internal policies and procedures, external legal requirements and their internal customer’s individual business processes and their needs.  You handle all assigned tasks independently with a strong focus on controlling the quality and efficiency of your work to meet the customer’s requirements and analyse all problems, either resolving them directly or making detailed suggestions and proposals to her/his managers on how to handle some of the very complex ones.

You have a good understanding of ERP system, BI reporting solution, and Dashboarding. Having exposure to SAP and its reporting/ dashboarding solution is a plus.

You participate in and take an active role in projects and various ad hoc assignments, using your technical and business knowledge and analytical skills to help plan, initiate and execute such work.  You also support your managers, on request, in other tasks.


Main responsibilities

The ideal candidate will work close with the head of Manufacturing Finance as part of the day to day activities. He / She will also be a link with other Finance teams in Manufacturing locations. Main Responsibilities include

  • Monthly Closing and Reporting Analysis for Manufacturing Mgmt as well as Upper Management.
  • COGS Rolling Forecast and Budget Coordination through interaction with Manufacturing Plants and other depts.
  • Support CapEX Consolidation Process for Actuals, Budget, and Forecast, Mid-term Plan.
  • Responsible of Manufacturing Financial Data warehouse.
  • Drive Development and Implementation of Finance Excellence Initiatives,  Capex Management, Finance Performance Dashboards and Manufacturing BI Projects.
  • Work with Standard Cost and Transfer Price Maintenance (Factories and Other Interco Sources)
  • Support to EMIA Plants in different activities, and actively promote standardization of activities.
  • Support Manufacturing organization in preparing business cases, cost benchmarking exercises, P&L impact analysis, capex evaluations, and ad hoc analysis thus empowering Manuf. to productive business decisions. 


Bridgestone BEHAVIORS


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

  • Agility – to work in a matrix and complex environment where change happens at a rapid pace
  • Courage – to share ideas, think out of the box
  • Ownership – to see the bigger picture and take ownership by thinking and acting beyond the role




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

  • Strong values in line with Bridgestone’s behavioral expectations
  • Hands-on person with high level of accuracy;
  • Analytical mindset with eye for detail;
  • Adapt to fast change easily in an efficient way;
  • Pro-active and solution oriented;
  • Able to communicate clearly your thoughts, ideas, solutions to non-financial colleagues;
  • True team player who loves to work in a very international team.
  • Flexible to work with different teams.
  • Fluency in English



Education: Ideally Master level in Finance and Accounting, or any other Business degree

Experience: You benefit from minimum 3-5 years of experience as a Business Analyst in an international environment. Experience in a matrix organization is an asset. You have a good understanding of General Ledger processes, and overall business organization and processes, including the interconnections between them. Manufacturing environment experience is a plus

Specific behavior: Excellent attention to detail and accuracy, ability to work with considerable amount of data input, excellent problem solving (problem identification, analysis and propositions of solution), team player. You can identify and make improvement proposals and implement them. You are well organized and able to work under time pressure and flexible to work with different teams.

IT knowledge: Excellent Excel & Access, experience with SAP, SAC, BW and, BPC are a plus.



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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