Strategic Finance Project Leader/Manager

Company Name:
Bridgestone Americas
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 One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.
Bridgestone Americas is currently seeking a Strategic Finance Project Leader/Manager to provide support across the enterprise in strategy, competitive analysis, M&A;/divestitures, financial planning and project management. This position works with business unit leadership and the senior Finance team to develop and support strategy and actions that enhance the Company's growth opportunities and ensure long-term sustainable competitive advantage for Bridgestone and its business units. This will encompass enterprise-wide support of key strategic initiatives and will include the following:
Development of market intelligence and analysis of the competitive landscape
Business analysis of current Bridgestone markets and potential new markets
Financial modeling and valuation of strategic alternatives
Risk assessment identification
Management of acquisition/divestiture processes, to include deal execution
In addition to these accountabilities, the Strategic Finance Project Leader/Manager will support key cross-functional, enterprise projects that have been identified as critical to advancing the long term business and operational strategy of the BSA enterprise.
The position will report to the Controller, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations North America with a strong dotted line to the Manager, Project Management Office.
Works with business units to drive assessment of growth opportunities, analyze current and adjacent markets , provide insights on key players, perform needed financial analysis and modeling
Evaluates strategic opportunities and makes recommendations to senior management concerning tactical plans/strategies to implement new business activities; translates the recommendation(s) into action
Identifies necessary reports and / or metrics to measure the effectiveness and validate the success of products and programs
Develops and manages relationships with outside parties (potential counterparties, advisors, industry resources, etc.) as necessary
Negotiates with external parties and leads due diligence processes where necessary
Tracks business trends and identify opportunities within the marketplace
Performs market research to determine financial viability of business opportunities and performs scenario analyses
Valuation and strategic analysis
Synthesize information and provide detailed presentations in order to develop and communicate business case for senior management, both at the corporate and business unit level
Work cross functionally with various corporate functions and business units
Support project management on business driving projects
Bachelor's degree in business or related discipline required; MBA preferredCF Industries
5- 8 years of professional work experience
Investment banking, private equity, or corporate M&A;/business development experience required
Experience in a global company with operations in North and South America is a plus
Knowledge of and experience with SAP is a plus
Proficiency with MS Office applications
CRITICAL LEADERSHIP CHARACTERISTICS
Strong interpersonal skills (written and verbal) and able to manage conflict, adversity and negotiate resolution
Ability to mentor and build strong cross functional teams while effecting a positive culture change
Good listener who can glean the value from various ideas
Maintains and implements an innovative approach to solving problems
Strong convictions and very good emotional intelligence
Ability to be adaptable and manage competing responsibilities and deadlines in a timely and efficient manner as an individual contributor and through your team
Candor and good ability to speak directly, even when posing a dissenting view
Sense of urgency and a bias for action
Very strong analytical & evaluation skills
Demonstrated ability to build credibility quickly, honest & straightforward in approach
Commitment to a team based environment and employee empowerment
Proven ability to maintain integrity in a fast paced and challenging environment
Ability to analyze and process high volumes of information; manage priorities
Date: 2014-03-21
Country: US
State: TN
City: Nashville
Postal Code: 37214
Job Type: Regular Full-Time

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