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Regional Business Controller

  • Bridgestone
Zaventem, Belgium
Full-time
Published:
  • Bridgestone
Zaventem, Belgium
Full-time
Published:

THE COMPANY:

Bridgestone in Europe, Russia, Middle East, India and Africa (BSEMIA), headquartered in Zaventem, 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. 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.

In line with the “Bridgestone Essence”, our work environment is based on integrity and teamwork, where everyone can learn from each other and contribute with their own ideas in achieving the coming goals.

We want to hear from people who can take the challenge, unleash their creative potential and contribute to the company success demonstrating ownership, courage and agility. We want you to develop your skills, expand your knowledge and be proud of your work.

JOB PURPOSE:

  • We are looking for a LSCM (Logistics & Supply Chain Management) Business Controller West Europe reporting directly to the Regional LSCM Director West Europe and dotted line to the EMIA LSCM Finance Lead;

  • You will have a 360 degree responsibility of the business controlling activities for all the Logistics Distribution Centers located in Bridgestone West Europe Region (France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Netherlands);

  • You will act as Business Partner of the West Europe Region LSCM Director ensuring the adequate quantitative instruments, KPIs, cost variance analysis are timely made available to support his sound business decisions making;

  • You will be part of an EMIA LSCM Business Controlling functional team with structured monthly routines and standardized reporting tools. You will be an active participant in utilizing and enhancing the Logistics and Supply Chain business controlling methodologies;

  • You will be a key contact point for the Region West Head of Finance in order to ensure that the drivers of Freight & Distribution Costs impacting the regional P&L are properly explained and communicated.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Preparation of the month end reporting package to track warehousing and logistics costs across the markets. In addition, you coordinate the centralized Accounting Department in order to ensure the monthly and yearly closing process deadlines are fulfilled;

  • Leadership role in the elaboration of the yearly budget and quarterly financial forecast of the West region distribution centres;

  • Anticipation and suggestions to the business partner of resolutions of operating issues that are impacting the financial results;

  • Responsible of the financial analysis of the key investment decisions initiated by the West Region LSCM Director;

  • Ensure compliance with all the relevant Bridgestone EMIA internal control and finance policies, support the EMIA LSCM Finance Lead and the Region CFOs in the internal and external audits engagements.


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master degree in Finance or related;

  • Minimum 5 years of previous experience in business controlling of which at least 2 years as a supply chain/logistics controller or plant controller;

  • Excellent knowledge of Excel;

  • Great analytical and problem solving skills. Willingness to take on related additional tasks and expand upon current responsibilities with minimal direction;

  • Advanced presentation skills with the requirement to adjust the communication style and level of detail depending on the audience;

  • Ability to work in an international environment team with the availability to travel abroad;

  • Experience or affinity with working in a continuous-improvement environment;

  • Languages skills: fluent English and French;

  • Experience with SAP is an asset.


OUR OFFER:

  • A competitive salary and benefits package depending on experience;

  • A homeworking policy that offers you to work from home 3 days per week;

  • A key role with great exposure to senior management stakeholders within the EMIA organization;

  • Numerous trainings (both internal and external) for personal development;

  • Working for a market leader that is globally recognized for its innovation capabilities.


MORE INFORMATION:

All applications will be reviewed. Our Recruitment team will contact the suitable applicants for the next step of the recruitment process.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

DISCLAIMER:

Diversity and inclusion are a central part of Bridgestone EMEA’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.
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