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Logistics & systems Project Manager


JobReq ID:  48677
Type of work:  Remote
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.


EMIA Logistics and Systems Project Manager:

  • Logistics is a fundamental area for the success of Bridgestone. It represents an important share of the company total cost as well as being a very sensitive area for our Customers.
  • We constantly challenge our network and operations, defining the best configuration that will enable us to deliver the required service at an optimal cost.
  • The EMIA Logistics and Systems Project Manager serves operations as a central point of contact for operational improvements. He/she coordinates business and IT users in achieving flawless systems upgrades and IT integrations within the logistics systems and wider ERP environment. He/she will be in charge for a wide portfolio of projects that’ll include productivity improvements, investments,  IT integrations etc. He/She effectively works in a complex matrix organization, influencing and driving initiatives within EMIA.


 What we offer

  • Exciting projects and regular exposure to senior and executive-level management
  • Driving projects in an international environment
  • A wide diversity of teams and colleagues in our European and Global network as part of  the project work
  • A highly collaborative diverse and open environment


Job purpose

The EMIA Logistics and Systems Project Manager constantly measures the network and overall logistics operations performance. Driving improvements to the way we serve our Customers is a role mission and this must be achieved through costs reduction while keeping the service in line with Sales requirements and the overall company strategy.


What you’ll do at Bridgestone

  • Leading the IT agenda of Logistics operations in the following areas:
    • Requirements for future IT developments
    • Interfaces between Logistics and IT
    • Day to day IT Support needs of the logistics community for internally and externally developed applications including coordination and appropriate escalation of incidents
  • Analyzing the current Operations across the markets in EMIA and proposing changes in distribution, handling, and warehouse management process to increase productivity, storage density, eliminate waste flows.
  • Identifying the need for investments and leading the business cases end-to-end (from preparation to approval and execution).
  • Developing CIP (Continuous Improvement Process) programs aimed at operations productivity measurement and improvement.
  • Driving the EMIA Logistics in achieving the defined LSCM (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) functional targets.
  • Leading Operations related Central projects end-to-end
  • Supporting and coordinating tenders related to logistics


You’ll make a good fit if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher professional qualification in Supply Chain, Management, Engineering or related quantitative discipline
  • 4-5  years in Supply Chain and experience in management of mid/large-size projects with cross-border implementation
  • Good knowledge of SAP and advanced knowledge of Ms Excel;
  • Strong values in line with Bridgestone’s behavioral expectations (Agility, Courage, Ownership);
  • Hands-on attitude with high level of accuracy and strong analytical skills;
  • English fluency and the ability to communicate at different levels of the organization
  • Ability to manage and influence in a matrix organization
  • Passion for measuring business performance (sample KPIs):
    • Cost/ton sold/shipped
    • Logistics ratio (cost vs net sales)
    • Storage density
    • Productivity
    • Truck load %
    • CO2 emission
    • Projects on time, cost and scope


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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