Bridgestone Americas, Inc Human Resources Section Leader in WILSON, North Carolina

Opportunity Details:


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:

This position is responsible for managing the Human Resource function and administration for an assigned area of the plant. This includes team member relations, corrective coaching and counseling, project and change management, benefit administration, staffing, legal compliance, public relations, and team member development. The incumbent is involved in budgeting and strategic planning and assumes the lead role for the HR Department in the absence of the Plant HR Manager.


Team Member Relations (30%)

Responsible for all aspects of team member relations for assigned area of the plant. This involves regular contact with Machine Technicians, Service Technicians and Staff team members regarding issues of policy interpretation and development, plant morale, team member problems, issues and concerns.

Staffing (15%)

Hourly - Closely communicate with the plant management, HR team, and local tech and trade schools to effectively manage manpower in assigned area. Independently make decisions regarding the success of candidates for employment through review of test scores and work history. Serve as the facilitator for the Interview Team and build consensus decisions regarding employment.

Salaried – Coordinate posting of positions in area of responsibility. Coordinate interviews and participate in the interview process.

Responsible for the development of the plant Affirmative Action Plan.

Corrective Coaching and Counseling (15%)

Provide guidance to Crew Leaders regarding decisions on placement of team members into the Corrective Coaching and Counseling process. Make recommendations based on legal issues and past practice. Also involved in the actual administration of the Corrective Coaching and Counseling event giving guidance and support to the team member.

Benefit Administration (15%)

Responsible for administering benefits for hourly and salaried team members. This includes conducting enrollment orientations for new hires, answering benefits related questions, assisting team members with benefits problems and discrepancies in coverage.

Community Relations (10%)

Maintain positive relationships with local and state government officials. Coordinate plant communications with team members.

Training (10%)

Assist the Training Coordinator in the development and presentation of plant training materials regarding HR related topics such as interviewer training, new leader training, benefits training, new hire orientation as well as other soft skills training.

Budgeting (5%)

Assist the Plant HR Manager in the development and administration of the department budget as well as strategic planning.



  • BS Degree in Human Resources or related field

  • 5-6 years Human Resources Generalist experience

Employee Type Regular Full-Time

Degree Preferred 4 Year Degree

Requisition ID 2017-111897

Posted Date 6/9/2017


Zip Code 27893

Functional Area Human Resources

Category Human Resources

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.