Bridgestone Americas, Inc Information Technology Manager in MORRISON, 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

Bridgestone Americas’ Warren County, TN Plant is seeking an innovative and energetic Information Technology Manager. The Warren County Plant is a premier manufacturing facility within Bridgestone Americas, producing truck and bus radial tires. The IT Manager will lead a team of eight IT professionals and direct the day-to-day operations and activities, including work assignments, manpower needs and exercising judgment and influence on key technical decisions. The IT Manager will partner with other departments and functions to ensure innovative IT solutions are deployed in an efficient and cost-effective manner while avoiding any disruptions to production. The Warren County, TN Plant operates on a 24/7 basis. Therefore, the IT Manager may at times be required to provide support during non-standard business hours.


  • Assess current state of the IT infrastructure, operational procedures, and projects. Recommend improvements to include resources, training, cost, and schedules to senior management

  • Leads, mentors, and coordinates the activities of a dedicated team of IT professionals who design, deploy, and support shop floor IT solutions

  • Develops all resource and manpower plans for the department

  • Develops, implements, and monitors department KPIs

  • Ensures resources are in place and operating effectively within the technical discipline

  • Gathers requirements and rationalizes the business case for proposed IT solutions that support manufacturing operations

  • Owns vendor relationships to quote, deploy and support shop floor installations

  • Manage projects through lifecycles of initiation, planning, execution, and closure

  • Develops and/or maintains security standards, procedures and guidelines for multiple platforms

  • Proven ability to define, communicate, and achieve plant and company objectives and connect the IT team to the strategic plan


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field plus 8 or more years of relevant experience OR Master’s degree in related field plus 6 or more years of relevant experience

  • 2+ years of direct people management experience

  • Experience with large IT project implementations

  • Experience within a manufacturing environment

  • Experience with project management methodologies and tools

Desired Qualifications

  • 5+ years of direct people management experience

  • Experience in automotive or tire & rubber industry




Employee Type Regular Full-Time

Degree Preferred Graduate Degree

Requisition ID 2018-129499

Posted Date 3/13/2018


Zip Code 37357

Functional Area Manufacturing

Category Information Technology

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.