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  • Posted: Jul 21, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Bridgestone South Africa. Bridgestone SA is a unit of the world's No.1 tyre manufacturer. Today, Bridgestone develops, manufactures, and markets tyres for passenger, light truck, truck, bus, earthmoving, agricultural, motorcycle and aircraft applications.

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    Mining Solutions Centre Manager

    About the job

    The Company:  

    • Bridgestone in Europe, Russia, Middle East, India and Africa (BSEMIA), headquartered in Zaventem (Belgium), is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader providing sustainable mobility and advanced solutions. 
    • In addition to our premium tire products, we offer a growing portfolio of tire-centric and mobility solutions. Together with our partners and guided by "Serving Society with Superior Quality”, that has been our mission since Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in 1931, we are working to accelerate sustainable mobility innovations and solutions. Through innovative technology, we are committed to easier, safer, smoother and seamless mobility for our society and customers improving how people move, live, work and play . 
    • Bridgestone also benefits from a significant retail network throughout the region – in fact our retail presence in the EMIA region is the largest in the tire industry. Through 17 distinct retail partners, we have around 3,500 outlets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as around 2,500 outlets through our partner network in India. This network offers a selection of services, concepts and mobility solutions. 
    • At Bridgestone we pride ourselves on the strong relationships we maintain with everyday drivers and this extensive retail network is one of the core reasons why. 

     Job Purpose 

    • We are looking for a Solution center Manager reporting directly to the Operation Manager This is a Local role, based in Northern Caoe.
    • You will responsible first and foremost to ensure a safe working environment for staff. They will be required to grow customer and market share and meet sales targets in line with sales budgets. The incumbent needs to lead your team to drive mobility solutions to the growing customer base. Strong leadership skills are an prerequisite. 


    • Health and Safety:
    • Ensuring OSHA and Mining health and safety acts are being adhered too.
    • Ensuring adherence to Standard operating procedures and training in place and up to date.
    • Achieve budgeted volume, revenue, market share and profit.
    • Working knowledge of SAP
    • People Management - Daily management of BMS and onsite staff.
    • Operation Management.
    • Customer relationship management.
    • On time collection of debtors and monitoring of overdues. 
    • Optimum assets utilization.
    • Vehicle management and route planning.
    • Sales Management.
    • Accurate sales and demand forecasting
    • Ensure compliance to company policy and legislative requirements.
    • People development and talent pipeline and succession planning within BMS. 



    • Matric/ Grade 12
    • Degree/ National Diploma in sales operations or related field (Or equivalent)
    • 5 years of experience in Management role or related field
    • Finance Management Skills
    • Human Resource Management
    • Sales Management
    • Stock Planning
    • Resource Planning
    • Health and Safety (OSHAC / MINING H-S)
    • Product & Technical knowledge of OTR products and services 
    • Communication Skills
    • Computer Literate: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SAP 

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Business Acumen.
    • Tolerance to stress.
    • Problem Solving.
    • People orientated.
    • Results driven.               
    • Drives accountability and high performance.
    • Fosters teamwork and collaboration.       
    • Customer focus and Customer Service orientation and mindset.
    • Customer relations skills.
    • Project management and planning skills. 
    • Communication skills. 


    Diversity and inclusion are a central part of Bridgestone EMIA’s values at the highest level. This is key for our people to show a passion for excellence for improving society connected to the world in which we live. Our commitment to diversity, is linked to our founders mission of ‘Serving Society with Superior Quality’, which is essential in shaping and creating the organization, serving all people, respectfully, connected to our business. We recognize that everyone is different and that attracting, developing and retaining our employees will create a sustainable working environment which is essential to our success. This means that all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and that we will not discriminate in particular on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age. 

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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