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Bridgestone Americas, Inc Senior Commodity Manager in Nashville, Tennessee

In this challenging role, your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Manages strategic sourcing initiatives and supplier engagements within Information Technology category

  • Through partnership with internal stakeholders, develop and lead the strategic sourcing strategies across the category and in collaboration with business partners

  • Deliver transformational business practices and policy leadership for sourcing and risk mitigation

  • Drive supplier relationship management with strategic suppliers, embedding KPIs and performance measurement standards

  • Development of financial analytics to support commercial term negotiations

  • Research and develop new suppliers as needed to meet the changing needs of the business

  • Drive clear and consistent pricing across the supply base, ensuring quality standards are met while holding the supply base to contractual terms

  • Translate technology procurement strategy into results.

  • Embed a continuous improvement mindset across the categories with both the supply base and internal stakeholders

  • Bachelor degree in technology or business field; MBA preferred

  • 5+ years experience with indirect procurement / technology purchasing or relevant business experience including but not limited to business development, operations management, project management or supply chain

  • Leadership, management and / or talent development of others preferred

  • Significant SaaS negotiation / contract experience preferred

  • IT hardware, telecommunications, and network category knowledge strongly preferred

  • Strong, demonstrated skills and expertise in strategic sourcing, contract management and negotiation skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Tools

  • Demonstrated ability to create and execute strategic sourcing strategies in partnership with key business partners

Apply and join our team to begin a career at Bridgestone Americas. Trust your talent; trust the journey. Be Bridgestone.

We are seeking a Procurement leader like you to join our amazing team. You will provide technology procurement leadership in strategic sourcing of professional services, hardware, software, and equipment for Bridgestone Americas. The Sr. Commodity Manager - Indirect is an expert in strategic sourcing and effectively develops and maintains internal relationships with business stakeholders, cross-functional teams and external relationships with the supplier and key strategic partners. We are building a team as diverse as the world we serve. We believe in championing all perspectives, individuals, and teams. If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage to apply.

Wherever you work and whatever role you fill, when you represent the Bridgestone name you know that you are a valued teammate who is part of our larger mission to Serve Society with Superior Quality. We start by offering each teammate more than just a salary. We provide formal training, competitive performance incentives, paid vacation and holidays, healthcare packages for full-time and part-time employees, and a 401k plan to help build your future. We believe people can only provide superior service and quality to others when they are allowed to bring their whole selves to work and know they are supported. We believe in championing all perspectives, individuals and teams because we understand the importance of seeing the world and our business through many different lenses. We are building a team as diverse as the world we serve. So, show us what you are made of. Show us the smart stuff, the tough stuff, the bold, beautiful and brave stuff. Because who you are is what we need. Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation headquartered in Japan. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand products to address the needs of a broad range of customers and industries.

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.