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Intern Project Manager


JobReq ID:  50767
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.

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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 Project Manager Intern will execute New Tire projects by managing the cross-functional teams (incl. R&D, Manufacturing, Logistics, Finance, Marketing, Sales). Supported by a senior Product Category Manager, he/she will drive new products through the conceptualization, development, industrialization and commercialization phase according to Bridgestone standardized working methodologies for Stage Gating and Project management. He/she orchestrates and aligns the efforts of the various stakeholders throughout the lifecycle of their projects, securing timely launch, cost and quality.

The start date of this internship is forseen for January 2024.




The Project Manager Intern executes New Tire projects for consumer (Cars, SUV, Van tyres) and commercial (Truck, Agricultural tyres) products, focused on the EMIA Geography, i.e. Europe, CIS, MEA, India and South Africa.

For selected projects, the geography may be broader including other Strategic Business Units (Americas, Asia Pacific and/or Japan).



Key Result Areas


Lead project processes for new Consumer and Commercial tires:


  • Project Initiating: identify the stakeholders and the project deliverables based on the business requirements.
  • Project Planning:  Define the project scope, develop a schedule and identify the risks based on Bridgestone standardized methodology. Conduct kick-off meeting and get the plan approved.
  • Project Executing: Lead the project team to achieve the project deliverables, ensure continuous alignment via extensive communication and regular meetings with the team.
  • Project Controlling: control the schedule, monitor the risks and support continuous improvement of the Bridgestone projects by analysing and documenting lessons learned.
  • Project Closing:  Prepare the documentation/deliverables, including Business Case, to obtain project acceptance at each gate review.



Job Requirements & Qualifications



  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in business, economics, marketing or engineering



  • 1-2 years of internships/jobs experience in project management, operational product management or new product development
  • Background in the automotive industry is considered a plus



  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Solid communication and presentation skills
  • Good project management skills
  • Solution oriented, team player
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment



  • Proficient in English + Other European languages a plus


Duration of the internship: 1 year as of Januari 2024



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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