Bridgestone Americas, Inc Regional Manager - Speedco 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.
The Regional Manager - Speedco is responsible for leading and directing store management, and coordinating accountability to obtain optimum efficiency of Speedco store operations while maximizing profits. This position is responsible for assisting with the technical and organizational development of the teammates through training, operations and processes necessary to achieve financial, environmental, quality and safety targets at Speedco store locations. This role will assist in helping store management to maximize the stores consistency, speed, and quality to meet company standard processes that our customers have come to expect.
This position covers a territory consisting of stores in Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky. The ideal candidate would currently live in or be willing to relocate to one of the following cities: Indianapolis, St. Louis, or Nashville.
Mentor and lead retail store teammates to drive company strategies
Liaise with corporate leadership team and promote initiatives to improve performance
Maintain communication appropriately, keeping teammates informed of pending changes and performance
Direct team as appropriate to ensure safety and job process standards are met
Promote Speedco Premiere Place to Work culture and inspire Speedco teammates by demonstrating best practices
Maintain effective store leadership/management teams in assigned region
Establish and build strong relationships with store management and personnel; making regular visits assigned locations
Support and promote company policies
Recruit, hire and train applicable store personnel as needed
Drive and develop financial success within each store operation
Develop the business acumen of the store leadership team around the financial model and P&L reporting
Establish performance expectations and conduct reviews with staff to ensure that expectations are being met, improved upon, or exceeded
Make sure that all stores and personnel meet any and all safety processes and procedures, in support of a safe working environment
Be able to build and maintain a strong store leadership team through coaching and mentoring
Inspect store cleanliness and help maintain to Speedco standards
Mentor Store management in inventory control and ordering of product
Address daily operational activities
Ensure that the store can achieve and maintain compliance with all regulatory agencies
Promote Speedco quality improvement processes to track, maintain and improve customer service as well as to prevent service failures
Requires 60% travel based on region size and store locations
Bachelor’s degree in business is preferred or equivalent experience along with verifiable industry accomplishments
Minimum 4 years experience to include strong operations, sales and financial capabilities
Ideal candidate will have had previous store management/multi-unit supervisory experience
Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills
Working knowledge with Microsoft Word/ Excel/ PowerPoint
Excellent people relations skills
Lead by example and the ability to make decisions based on strong analytical insight
Build and inspire trust and respect with your teammates and Speedco customers, to promote store successes
Understanding of P&L reports, budgets, and basic financial evaluation skills
Basic HR understanding of policies and regulations as they pertain to evaluations, payroll, discipline, hiring, and terminating of employment
Basic OSHA knowledge regarding rules and regulations
Background in trucking, tire or transportation industries would be a distinct asset
Experience with class 6, 7 and 8 semi truck mechanics and or lubrications helpful
Employee Type Regular Full-Time
Degree Preferred 4 Year Degree
Requisition ID 2017-110563
Posted Date 5/18/2017
Zip Code 37214
Functional Area Sales & Operations
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.