Bridgestone Americas, Inc Commodity Manager, Direct in Nashville, Tennessee


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.

Position Summary

Commodity Manager is responsible for executing and managing the procurement process of designated commodities to reduce the total cost of ownership for goods and services while ensuring uninterrupted supply. Interacts with both suppliers and internal customers to identify, implement, and realize optimal value and performance.


  • ​Develops commodity, supplier, and negotiation strategies to minimize cost and reduce risk of interrupted supply.

  • Partners closely with and builds strong relationships with internal customers (i.e., manufacturing, finance, engineering, etc.) to understand and effectively respond to supplier and commodity needs.

  • Monitors commodity-impacting market trends to establish insight for strategy development, execution, and risk mitigation.

  • Manages and enhances supplier performance through standardized processes and continuous improvement efforts (KPI/SLA) to obtain optimal results related to quality, cost, delivery, and service.

  • Initiate supplier qualifications including diversity initiatives to compile a robust supplier portfolio.

  • Completes following activities as required: data collection, market analysis, sourcing, cost model analysis, award, and implementation across business units, contract administration, and compliance monitoring for assigned commodities


  • Bachelor's degree required

  • 5+ years experience in Procurement and Commodity management

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Tools

  • Advanced degree preferred

  • CPM certification preferred

Employee Type Regular Full-Time

Degree Preferred Graduate Degree

Requisition ID 2017-119615

Posted Date 10/13/2017

Location US-TN-Nashville

Zip Code 37201

Functional Area Purchasing

Category Purchasing / Procurement

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy of Bridgestone to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.