Finance Manager - Merchandising And Inventory

Bridgestone Corporation Nashville , TN 37201

Posted 2 months ago

This role will report to Finance Director of Business Support for BSRO and will be part of a broader team focused on supporting BSRO business units. While general support and analysis of the business will be expected, this role will primarily be responsible for providing financial support for our Merchandising, Marketing and Supply Chain function.

Our Merchandising and Marketing team is responsible for all our product & service offerings and our go to market strategy including pricing, promotional activity, our marketing campaign including TV, Radio, Print & Digital, as well as our customer relationship management activities. This position will partner with this team to ensure we are making great business decisions and maximizing returns on those investments.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.

Analyzing product & service unit, sales and margin trends and providing visibility to strengths and opportunities

Completing price elasticity analysis and partnering with business to develop comprehensive pricing strategy to maximize profit and market share

Evaluating ROI on promotional activities and partnering with business to develop promotional calendar that maximizes profit and market share

Analyzing $100M+ of annual marketing spend and evaluating best investments to maximize return

Financial modeling and analysis for strategic growth projects including loyalty programs, warranties, prepaid maintenance programs, direct sourcing opportunities, etc

Responsible for developing product & service units, sales and margin forecasts to be used for annual budgets, 5-year strategic plans and monthly forecasts

Develop reporting and analyzing Cash Conversion Cycle and DSI plan for Tires and Parts

Analyzing Inventory models and optimizing to maximize business results including long term plan

Developing a strategic process for introducing inventory into the discontinued tire product cycle

  • Minimum of 6 years of related experience

  • Bachelor's degree required

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Finance Manager - Merchandising And Inventory

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