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Pricing Specialist

Date:  22-Jun-2022
Location: 

Zaventem, BE, 1932

Type of work:  Hybrid

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Pricing Specialist

Position Snapshot:

 

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

 

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.


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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

 

Bridgestone Europe is looking for a Pricing Specialist to join the HQ Pricing Team, which is responsible to define the pricing strategy for Europe and give the necessary guidelines and support to regions for successful execution, as well looks for continue improvement in pricing process and governance.

Given the cross-functional participation involved, the person will create and maintain relationships with different stakeholders (functions, teams, BU’s, regions and countries) in the organization.

The person maintains high ethical standards, using only appropriate methods consistent with Bridgestone values.

 

The Pricing Specialist will report to the Pricing Manager as part of the Pricing Team.

 

Main responsibilities:

 

  • According to pricing strategy, build European List price and prepare changes to achieve the company mix, profit and market share targets
  • Define European price corridor and follow inter-channel price structure, review pricing conditions (Discounts & Rebates) proposed by region sales and pricing teams to ensure their consistency with price policy and corridors
  • Act as a partner for the regions given responsibility ; work together and challenge all the price condition settings, give-take packages, negotiations, promotions, and tactical campaigns planned to be given to customers and ensure their approvals
  • Coordinate pricing for PAN-European customers tender and negotiations
  • Define the right pricing strategy for new products ; ensure the alignment and buy- in with regions, take part in Cross Functional teams for new product launches, being single contact for setting prices and building business case for new products
  • Ensure follow up on monthly financial results and price variance achievements, clarify and report any deviations from target
  • Analyze and model various pricing data(sell in/sell on/sell out) and prepare analysis or business cases for sales teams when necessary to give insights to enable better decision making
  • Perform ad hoc projects as needed to meet near-term and long-term pricing objectives

 

Requirements:

 

  • Degree in Business, Economics, Management Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Finance
  • Min 5 years of relevant experience. Interest and knowledge on automotive and mobility trends, market dynamics of tire industry is plus
  • Fluent in English; excellent written and verbal communication skills with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Excel and familiar working with SAP
  • High analytical skills and passion for data and numbers with strong connection to sales , business and market environment
  • Strong negotiation ,influencing and stakeholder management skills
  • Collaborative and proactive team player, with problem solving and continuous improvement mindset

 

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 and performance bonus) 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, join us at Bridgestone!

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.

 

Please don’t hesitate and apply at https://careers.bridgestone-emea.com/

We are looking forward hearing from you!

You can learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on

www.bridgestone-emia.com

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Disclaimer

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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