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Intern Distribution Planning


JobReq ID:  50856
Type of work:  Hybrid
Type of contract:  Internship
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.

You can learn more about our Group at

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 Distribution Planning team is responsible for the allocation of final products throughout the whole European and Global logistic network. The team collaborates with all other departments, production planning, tactical planning, sales and customer service in order to make sure production allocation is optimal. The intern will be asked to analyze the different levels related to distribution planning, such as demand fluctuation, order collection and inventory levels.

The trainee will support the team and Regional Coordinators to ensure support to the business goals achievement (Sales, Efficiency KPIs). The trainee will ensure the correction and updating of parameters and master data in order to allow a proper replenishment to markets and warehouses (Inventory strategy, Inventory levels, Forecasts integrations, …).

The trainee will be in charge of following the RYOGA implementation in Bridgestone LSCM meaning the re-definition and implementation of current processes in advanced digital language.

The trainee will report to the Distribution Planning Manager and collaborate closely with the Distribution Planning Analyst.

We offer a 6 month internship that allows to gain exposure to one of our core business units: Logistics, Supply Chain & Customer Services Management (LSCM). Throughout this period the intern will operate in an international, diverse business environment and have the opportunity to interact with many different stakeholders in Supply Chain, Sales & Marketing, regional sales teams…

Bridgestone values personal and professional growth and promotes internal mobility for employees. The traineeship can serve as a gateway to start your career at the world’s largest tire manufacturer.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Master Data update (Line Up, Source, Production Plan, Import CMS and Open POs
  • Import Management PC4
    • Management of Import from Japan, Turkey, Vietnam, China. Split definition of volumes based on forecasts, targets and stock projection
  • Daily Deployment RPA Management:
    • Blue Print, Daily Settings, Check on possible issues
  • Sales, Operation and Executions meeting support in presentation creation and minutes description
  • Orderbook Review and weekly release:
    • Line UP update (W Items), PLM
  • Refreshing OE reports to monitor Current Stock, FWC, Inventory strategy
  • Support in Regional firefighting and PC4 REP transversal projects:
    • Identify & report excess stocks, SMDS, DOT and obsolete stocks and propose actions to the regions
    • Advise regions on how to manage stock profiles for substitutions & NPI's
    • Stock offers and other customer campaigns (provide info, analyze)  based on stock in the MDCs/ELCs
    • Location rationalization analysis:
      • Analysis of volumes per location and how we're using them, what should be the correct format
      • Virtual plant Procedure reviewing and implementation
    • RYOGA Implementation:
      • Implementation of new processes in RYOGA language (Master data, Process flows design)
    • Back Orders Analysis:
      • Report & analyze during the month proactively the regional fill rate and back order situation and propose actions to sales (substitution, order cancellation, ...)
      • Decide on re-balance IPC's between RDC's from different regions
      • Discuss production options with production planner
      • Manage the rebalance transactions : organize shipment, inform Sales Order source / destination - transport
      • Manage back-order follow up request



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

  • 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
  • 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


Competences to be acquired


  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse range of people with different personalities and backgrounds, Strong communication skills, both oral and written:
  • Ability to translate numbers into insights, and present them to stakeholders in an easy-to-understand manner


Required Capabilities:

  • Strong values in line with Bridgestone’s behavioral expectations (= Agility, Courage and Ownership)
  • Experience in using data analysis tools. e.g. Excel, Microsoft Business Intelligence, other relevant business information software
  • Attention to detail
  • Planned and organized approach in completing tasks
  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse range of people with different personalities and backgrounds, Strong communication skills, both oral and written:
    • Ability to translate numbers into insights, and present them to stakeholders in an easy-to-understand manner
  • Fluent in English, additional language (Dutch, French…) is a plus



  • Supply Chain, Business or Business Engineering degree or equivalent
  • Experience in supply chain planning / operations is a plus
  • Experience with big data / analytics is 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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