Bridgestone -

Based at our La Vergne, Tennessee commercial tire manufacturing facility, the Area Business Manager directs, controls, and organizes the activities of teammates to achieve the daily production, quality and safety objectives in a production department. This individual will coordinate the department's activities in conjunction with other production and staff departments to ensure continuity with the plant activities operating plans and controls. The Area Business Manager will also investigate and analyze problems, develop countermeasures, monitor departmental results, and secure necessary assistance from support groups in developing and implementing improvement plans. Additionally, this position is responsible for long-range strategic planning activities for the production area.


Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. 

The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. 

Guided by its global corporate social responsibility (CSR), commitment Our Way to Serve, Bridgestone embraces its responsibility as a global leader by striving to improve the way people move, live, work and play.


•Achieve production objectives in conjunction with department and support staff. •Develop departmental goals and implement action plans to attain these goals. •Communicate objectives to subordinates and review departmental situations daily with staff. •Coordinate activities to investigate problems and develop countermeasures. •Motivate personnel to reach new goals on a regular basis. •Attain quality objectives by ensuring teaching of Standard Practice, Working Standards, and Process Control Plan to subordinates. •Coordinates the investigation and analysis of problems. •Participate in the development of countermeasures to prevent recurrences, monitor departmental results, assure good housekeeping and secure assistance for necessary resources to assist in problem solving. •Leads in the education of subordinates to assure knowledge and compliance to plant quality systems. •Maintain cost effectiveness by budgeting departmental expenses, directing and controlling departmental activities within designated guidelines, and monitoring and analyzing performance. •Initiate action to procure budget for capital and improvement projects that will increase work efficiency, machine utilization and eliminate non-value added work. •Develop, Design, and implement strategic planning process and long-range objectives as well as evaluate for continuous adjustments. •Provide stability in the area of Human Resources by ensuring crew development toward goal attainment. •Support education for crew and individuals, and identify and resolve problems. •Serve on plant policy team to establish procedures for improved operations. •Responsible for ensuring that all direct reports work in a non-discriminatory environment and for reporting and addressing and discrimination. •Assure safe work place by promoting safety awareness, and monitoring and supporting safety programs. •Insure regular safety meetings and contacts and assure compliance with lock out tag out and all other federally mandated programs.


Bachelor's degree in Business, Manufacturing or Related Field AND 8-10 years of experience as a Manager/Supervisor in manufacturing environment

Experience in Mixing operations in Rubber Manufacturing facility

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