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Strategic Planning Specialist

  • Bridgestone
Zaventem, Belgium
  • Bridgestone
Zaventem, Belgium


We are looking for a Strategic Planning Specialist reporting to the Head of Strategic Planning & Business Intelligence. This is an EMEA role, based in Zaventem, Belgium.

Strategic Planning plays a crucial role in to co-shaping and executing BSEMEA Strategy. The Strategic Planner is responsible for driving the Mid-Term & Long-Term Planning processes and also the Strategic Priorities and Initiatives portfolio of EMEA.

He/she monitors economic and business outlook, provides insights to the business to navigate through uncertain market conditions and make informed strategic decisions. He/she also works in close cooperation with the Market Intelligence Analyst to gather insights into market trends in tire and automotive industries and competitor benchmarking.


  • Operationally drive the preparation of the Annual Budget and Mid-Term Business Plan together with the Management Board, main HQ Functions and the Regions;

  • Support preparation of the Long Term Operating Plan, being in charge of qualitative/rationale build-up (long-term forecasts, market scenarios etc.) ;

  • Support and perform strategy studies that bring actionable insights and create value for EMEA business (building the case, competitive & financial analysis etc.) ;

  • Provide macro-economic, market and sectoral insights and forecasts to support EMEA Strategy with regular and ad-hoc studies (project management, building the case, data gathering, analysis & extracting insights on projects related to market demand, tire competition analysis, strategic fields such CASE trends etc.);

  • Support formulation of Strategic Initiatives, manage the portfolio and review agenda, monitor the performance;

  • Work with stakeholders to monitor and report Global KPIs.


Education and Language

  • Masters degree in Business, Economics or Finance;

  • Fluent in English. A second European language is a plus.


  • 4-6 years previous experience;

  • Previous experience in corporate strategy/planning, with exposure to Top Management, is highly preferred;

  • Understanding of financial concepts (P&L, balance sheet, financial calculations like IRR, NPV, etc…).


  • Good strategic understanding of business;

  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment;

  • Ability to think creatively, adapt to changing circumstances and find innovative solutions to complex problems is essential;

  • Self-starter, driven by intrinsic motivation and a strong sense of accountability for their work;

  • Precise, analytical but able to see the bigger picture ;

  • Intellectually curious and looking at new trends in the world and in automotive industry and consumer behaviour in general;

  • Excellent communication and networking skills;

  • Able to respect deadlines and to cope with stress of working side by side with Top Management .


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!


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