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M&A and Venture Capital Manager

Date:  24-Nov-2022

Zaventem, BE, 1932

Type of work:  On site



M&A and Venture Capital Project Manager


Position Snapshot


  • Type of Contract: Permanent
  • Full-time
  • Location: Brussels


Job Purpose


We are looking for a M&A and Venture Capital Project Manager reporting directly to the M&A Director.  

The M&A team is responsible for building and executing Bridgestone’s external growth strategy in EMEA, Russia and India. This includes: M&A, joint venture, minority investments, and other forms of partnerships across all activities of the group. The team’s scope is broad and includes core industrial activities and technology/ mobility related businesses. The team is also driving innovation and venture capital activities, in coordination with Americas and Asia

In addition to traditional M&A execution, the M&A and Venture Capital Project Manager will be leading innovation efforts in cooperation with operational teams and sector experts, from (i) investigating a sector, to (ii) setting up proof of concepts, and (iii) establishing capital and industrial partnerships with promising players, at different stages of maturity.

The role requires a high degree of autonomy, close interaction with senior executives of the company, as well as maintaining proximity with the innovation ecosystem.





  • Assist or lead in the coordination of all stages of a transaction process from sourcing to post-closing, including negotiations and committees’ approvals
  • Perform detailed strategic analysis of opportunities (market and company analysis, strategic fit, value proposition, business model and financial forecasting)
  • Elaborate value creation strategies by building comprehensive business cases and valuation models
  • Support the due diligence process to validate strategic assessment and evaluate risks and related mitigation plans
  • Develop standards and control procedures to monitor the value creation and support the governance


Innovation & Venture capital:

  • Help establish the innovation roadmap, identifying priorities, gaps, and detailing strategy
  • Develop and maintain a network in the innovation ecosystem
  • Intelligence and market search
  • Establishing capital and industrial partnerships with promising players
  • Identify and assist business team in implementing proof of concepts
  • Develop partnerships with VC funds and monitor Bridgestone investments





  • Master’s in economics, Finance or Engineering.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4+ years’ experience with start-ups incubator, business angels, accelerator program or Corporate Venture Capital; or
  • 4+ years’ experience in investment banking/private equity experience

Ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Strong financial and modelling skills
  • Fluent in written & spoken English and additional EU Language
  • High level of drive, autonomy and proactivity
  • High standards of integrity
  • Ability to understand, challenge and negotiate legal transaction documentation
  • Ability to innovate, design and test unique approaches as part of innovation initiatives implementation
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to travel to support transactions and attend networking events


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 thanks to an active M&A pipeline and exposure to highly experienced professionals
  • 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 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 and a competitive salary


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.


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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.



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