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

The 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. This indiviaul 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

  • Works to achieve day-to-day objectives with significant impact on operational results within area of work. Works independently under limited supervision

  • May be responsible for entire projects or processes within area of responsibility

  • Typically responsible for coaching and reviewing the work of lower level professionals

  • Problems and issues faced range from general to difficult and may require understanding of broader set of complex issues

  • Problems are typically solved through drawing from prior experience and analysis of data

  • Responsible for making moderate to significant improvements of processes, systems or products to enhance performance of the area

  • Communicates with parties within and outside of own job function

  • May have responsibility for communicating with parties external to the organization (e.g., customers, vendors, etc.)

  • Works to influence parties within and outside of the job function at an operational level regarding policies, practices and procedures

  • Possesses ability to compromise and work with others internally and externally in order to deliver results and achieve set goals


  • Bachelor's degree required, Advanced degree preferred

  • 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 2018-132183

Posted Date 4/16/2018

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.