Earthmover Product Manager

Bridgestone Firestone Nashville , TN 37201

Posted 8 months ago

Overview

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.

Position Summary

The qualified individual will perform sales and support of off-the-road tires to dealers and end users in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Northern Maryland market. This role must balance the management of existing accounts while actively pursuing new business.

This individual will cover the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland territory and should either live or be willing to relocate to the area.

Responsibilities

  • Perform dealer and end user sales calls

  • Support Corporate Accounts group at National Account and OE entities; sales solicitation and engineering support.

  • Monitor and enforce servicing dealer policy

  • Manage pricing within their authority

  • Perform job conditions reports with engineering

  • Perform fleet surveys with dealers or independently

  • Make recommendations for correct applications

  • Perform adjustments - dissect tires, photograph and document, determine cause of failure and determine if adjustable, make recommendations to dealers/users based on findings

  • Dealers and end user training - TreadStat, OTR basics classes, end user training (best practices) advanced dealer and end user training, support BLM training initiative, conduct safety training at dealers and end users locations

  • Forecast of all ORR A/CG, ORR A/C, specialty tires and special needs requirements

  • Input request and allocate tires in conjunction with dealer special needs

  • Follow up on shipping as required by many dealers

  • Collect and submit all competitive information (price and performance)

  • Monitor expense budgets on monthly basis and adjust accordingly

  • Solicit Government business via dealers or independently

  • Establish travel schedules and manage all travel plans, book all own travel/hotels

  • Attend industry functions, both national and regional

  • Actively participate in dealer functions (trade shows, user appreciation functions, supplier expos, etc.)

  • Participate in and conduct end users seminars at end user association meetings (mining, aggregate, transportation, etc.)

  • Place and monitor performance of new products and test tires and following via TreadStat, report to engineering.

  • Monitor dealership network and determine requirements for new distribution

  • Annual sales budget planning and expense budget requests

  • Document weekly activities in Salesforce.com

  • Travel an average of 3-4 days per week (overnights 2-3 per week)

  • Maintain annual training of MSHA, First Aid and CPR requirements and compliance with all federal, state and individual job-site certification requirements

Qualifications

  • College Degree or 10 years of relevant experience required

  • Accountability: Makes a personal and sincere commitment to goals. Effectively communicates goals to key stakeholders and the broader organization.

  • OTR tire industry experience preferred

  • Responsibility: Possesses an attitude of ownership for not only their goals and functional area, but also the entire enterprise.

  • Transparency: Embraces the concept of total openness of information and action. Effectively collaborates with all levels of the organization by engaging in effective dialogue within the business and with external stakeholders

  • Must live within the territory

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