Bridgestone Americas, Inc Regulatory Compliance Manager in Nashville, Tennessee

Overview

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 Regulatory Compliance Manager will be responsible for facilitating the Bridgestone America's quality requirements and ensure compliance regarding global government regulation and tire certifications. The Regulatory Compliance Manager works with Development, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing, Legal, Finance, other Bridgestone poles and governmental agencies or their agents. Principle contacts within company and outside the company are with senior and middle management. The location of work includes both manufacturing facilities, as well as Governmental offices. Travel to these locations constitutes 25% of the job.

This role can be located in Nashville, TN or Akron, OH.

Responsibilities

TheRegulatory Compliance Manager's core responsibilities include:

  • Achieve Business Readiness to ensure products can be sold as planned

  • Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) regulatory tire compliance

  • Government and trade associations liaison

  • Interpretations of Regulatory Requirements and Industry Standards

  • Tire Certifications for foreign government agencies

  • TREAD Act early warning reporting

  • Regulatory Compliance assurance, reporting and process improvements

  • Manage professional teammates to achieve the above

Business Readiness

  • Manage projects to ensure compliance across the company's various processes and systems to mitigate compliance risk. This includes attaining deadlines for regulatory compliance effective dates (OTOS).

  • Develop policies as required to drive Business Readiness.

Compliance Systems Development

  • Manage system processes to ensure TREAD Act compliance is effective.

  • Manage system processes to ensure foreign countries' regulatory agencies' requirements for tire certifications are effective.

Government and Legal Relations

  • Represent and formulate by consensus the company's position regarding all National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) inquiries, rule making, or product investigations.

  • Preparation of information to NHTSA concerning reported non-compliance of company products, and other reporting as required.

  • Continuous improvement of relationship building with NHTSA - key liaison with NHTSA regarding company issues.

  • Be available to members of Management, and staff for consultation, interpretation, and explanation of NHTSA, Transport Canada, ECE, NOM, SASO, INMETRO, etc. regulations.

  • Communicate with foreign government agencies as required regarding regulatory compliance, tire certifications, etc.

Manage Tire Recall and Customer Satisfaction Campaigns

  • Lead Cross Functional Team from various business areas to effectively conduct recalls and campaigns.

  • Maintain and update Field Action Playbook

Leadership Competencies

  • Communicate effectively externally and across all levels of the enterprise

  • Develop and coach teammates to support individual growth

  • Develop a culture of empowered accountability and responsibility

  • One Voice – Support decisions made

  • Walk the Talk - Aligns actions around organizational goals

  • Have a positive attitude to negotiate and collaborate with others to build solutions

  • Include customer viewpoint in decision making

  • Make misalignments known

  • Be open to other viewpoints

Qualifications

  • B.S. Degree – Business, Math, Engineering or Science and at least 10 years of progressive responsibilities.

OR

  • Masters Degree - Business, Math, Engineering or Science with 8 years of progressive responsibilities as related above.​

Employee Type Regular Full-Time

Degree Preferred Graduate Degree

Requisition ID 2018-133652

Posted Date 5/8/2018

Location US-TN-Nashville

Zip Code 37201

Functional Area Quality

Category Quality

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.