Bridgestone Americas, Inc Region Manager - Chicago in Woodridge, Illinois


Company Overview

Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC employs over 22,000 teammates in North America and operates more than 2,200 company-owned stores. The store locations include Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, and Wheel Works. With 2,200 locations across America and over $3 billion in tire and auto service sales, Bridgestone Retail Operations is the right place to build a career. Learn more!


We Promise to Care

We understand that we offer more than just car service. We rescue people from bad days and we offer solutions for difficult situations. We are people of integrity and we believe that fundamental honesty is the keystone of our business. We are committed to doing the hard work necessary to earn the loyalty of our teammates and our customers by providing a positive experience every time. We are proud and passionate to represent the brand of Bridgestone. Every day, in every store, with every teammate and every customer….We promise to care.

Our Purpose

To be the most trusted provider of automotive care in every neighborhood we serve.

Position Summary

Bridgestone Retail Operations is seeking a talented, multi-unit leader for our retail team. Top candidates will possess previous leadership experience in a multi-unit environment and be able to demonstrate key competencies such as strong business acumen, people management and development capabilities and passion, and strength in leading each store to meet or exceed business performance goals. Our Region Manager must ensure a safe environment for all teammates and lead others to make great experiences for our customer, the BOSS! Automotive industry experience is a plus. Read further to learn more about this great leadership opportunity and our company Vision!


  • Oversee the performance of multiple 10-12 Area Managers and approx. 100 stores within the region

  • Champion company initiatives to support the Vision 2020 Company strategy and to deliver a high-performance, customer-centric culture

  • Set performance goals tailored to each Area (teammates, Boss experience and retention and company financial targets)

  • Oversee and influence Area Manager (AM) decisions and business plans

  • Build talent pipelines for future Area and Region Managers by fostering development opportunities for current Store and Area Managers

  • Oversee B2B initiatives for the region

  • Ensure teammates adhere to company compliance goals (score card/dashboard)

  • Manage P&L for the Region in partnership with Region Finance Leader

  • Foster company-wide culture of safety to raise awareness and ultimately reduce teammate risk, claims and cost (shared with Division head)

  • Nurture customer-centric vision (Field /Operations) and communicate our promise to deliver best-in-class customer experience (Marketing)

  • Partner with other region and Store Support Center staff as needed to lead and manage needs of the region (Human Resources, Finance, Marketing, etc.)

Seeking a leader who can:

  • Demonstrate integrity and trust in both action and thought

  • Inspire people to think beyond themselves

  • Deliver on commitments

  • Has a passion for mentoring leaders

  • Put customer first

  • Champion change

  • Understands and lives the values of Servant Leadership


  • Minimum 3 years Multi-Unit Management and P&L experience required; 4-7 years preferred

  • 3-5 years experience as a hiring manager recruiting, hiring and promoting teammates

  • BS/BA Degree Strongly preferred or equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • Proven success in leading and developing others

  • Automotive Industry experience preferred but not required

  • Resides in or willing to relocate near the region office

  • Must have a valid Drivers License

  • Must be willing to travel

Employee Type Regular Full-Time

Degree Preferred 4 Year Degree

Requisition ID 2018-134255

Posted Date 5/17/2018

Location US-IL-Woodridge

Zip Code 60517

Functional Area Operations Management

Category Management

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.