Director, Corporate Strategy

Bridgestone Americas, Inc
Nashville, Tennessee, US
Jul 24, 2021
Aug 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
The Director of Corporate Strategy is a key role in preparing our organization for breakthrough growth. In partnership with the Vice President of Corporate Strategy this leader will help define the long term vision for the organization. This role will also be tasked with finding the new business opportunities that will help prepare the organization for the future and deliver transformative partnerships and acquisitions. This role will also be tasked with presenting and gaining alignment to these opportunities in collaboration with the Business Unit Presidents while also acting as the primary conduit for industry and competitive expertise.
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 global corporate social responsibility (CSR), commitment 'Our Way to Serve,' Bridgestone embraces its responsibility as a global leader by striving to improve the way people move, live, work and play.
- Identify synergistic opportunities for relationships with start-ups, industry organizations, academic institutions, tech incubators, and established firms.
- Assist in the development of the Mid-Term Plan through the coordination of 12+ Presidents' vision of their businesses consolidated into a tangible cohesive narrative
- Evaluate, develop the financial analysis for, and pursue investments that deliver against those core business strategies
- Partner with BU Presidents in the creation of BU-specific strategies and in the development of projects and programs that deliver against those strategies
- Directly structure and lead corporate strategic projects
- MBA preferred
- 8 years of relevant experience in the business, strategic development, project leadership, finance, marketing and/or business development fields
- Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively
- Excellent corporate financial acumen
- Exceptional intellectual and analytical curiosity with proven capability to strategically problem-solve
- Collaborative approach and outstanding listening skills
- Experience leading cross-functional teams
Bachelor's degree ; 10+ years of relevant experience including 7+ years management or leadership experienceOr Master's degree; 8+ years of relevant experience including 5-7 years management or leadership experience
Bridgestone is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy 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.