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Financial Planning & Reporting Specialist


JobReq ID:  48104
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:


The Financial Planning & Reporting Specialist is responsible to manage the preparation of management reporting that serve the top management and  Finance Business Leaders for pertinent decision making and coordinate and actively support planning processes within Bridgestone EMIA and regional teams. Moreover, create and ensure the existence of up -to-date reporting and planning processes documentation.

Advanced knowledge of IT systems and tools is required to ensure fast and qualitative extraction of data from the various sources with the objective to transform to meaningful and reliable reports .and develop an excellent understanding of systems planning flow.

This role is key to steer and drive the implementation of new systems, centralize the reporting and its harmonization across products, redesign and process improvements, continuously looking for and propose new ideas and potential improvements, in collaboration with internal stakeholders.

Active support and collaboration by working hand-in-hand with the Business Finance Teams is a must, as well as with all the others financial and supporting functions such as HQ Controlling, FP&R, Bridgestone Belgium, Manufacturing Controllers, Logistics & Supply Chain Controllers, Project Team, Demand Planning, HR, IT… providing the appropriate, timely and accurate reporting, and metrics upon agreement to express the business performance.

Multitasking and adapting to new situations, formats of data presentation, s/he should be able to work under pressure to maintain quality levels in reporting and broad support during planning cycles.  This role requires high organization and time management skills coupled with the ability to work independently or in a group. Establishing and maintaining relationships across organization is key.


Main responsibilities:


Deliver quality and timely reporting presentations and files:

  • Ensure that all reporting requirements forms are qualitatively prepared and completed in due time
  • Continue to develop, fasten and simplify the reporting process and forms, continuously looking for and propose new ideas and potential improvements
  • Use existing tools or create new to proceed with the production of accurate and reliable periodic reporting.
  • Design and monitor the REP, OE & Export Business KPIs Dashboard monthly reporting
  • P&L analysis – hand-in-hand with the Finance Business Partners, prepare periodic reports and ensure the delivery of comments of the Financials, summarizing the major drivers of the variances
  • Prepare the various reports, waterfalls / bridges of the various management reporting decks & KPIs Dashboards used for Senior Management


Budgeting & Forecasting:

  • Understand the planning process and support the Corporate planning requirements
  • Be the main contact for communication and interaction with the Regions by providing adequate and timely information and reports
  • Manage the preparation of the planning reporting process and cate detailed planning documentation


BSJ Reporting:

  • Prepare and respond to the Bridgestone Japan (Global HQ) specific reporting requirements
  • Align with the Finance Business Partners to complete the reporting requirement in due time


OPEX reporting & analysis:

  • Understand, manage and report the Bridgestone EMIA Cost Center reporting cycle
  • Prepare the monthly, quarterly FCST and annual budget OPEX reporting for all Cost Centers
  • Provide a summary reporting, highlight the major variance and request for comments from the individual department heads to review the Cost Centers performance


People, Process & Systems Enhancement

  • Creation and maintenance of process mapping and documentation
  • Embrace the company values and mind-set, create synergies and work hand-in-hand with its own team as well as the other business areas and support functions across the Organization
  • Contribute with the implementation of new systems, report redesign and process improvements, in collaboration with internal stakeholders



  • Continuously look for and propose / contribute to new ideas and potential improvements
  • Project participation – understand the future vision for the financial systems landscape




  • University degree with Financial background. Master is preferred.
  • Similar work experience of at least 6-8 years in an international corporate environment is critical to be successful.
  • Exposure to complex matrix based organization models.
  • Hands-on, strong analytical skills, at ease with massive databases, processes & systems. Strong knowledge of IT systems & tools (MS-Office, SAP ERP & BI, SAC, BPC, Power BI, Power Pivots, QV,…)
  • Excellent  communication skills: being able to build constructive relationships with diverse senior stakeholders, both at headquarter and regional level
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to integrate and adapt in a complex matrix organization and work hand-in-hand with colleagues cross-functionally
  • Pro-Active, flexible and details-oriented with a good helicopter view.


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 work with leading technologies.
  • We offer you attractive benefits (including company car, performance bonus, insurances,...) and a competitive salary in line with your experience
  • You will have the opportunity to work from home with our Smart working policy to ensure a good work-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, 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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