Logistics Projects & Network Manager
Type of Contract : Permanent
Location : Zaventem
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.
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.
Logistics is a fundamental area for the success of Bridgestone. It represents an important % of the company total cost as well as being a sensitive area for our Customers, with any variation of the service immediately perceived in the Market
We constantly challenge our network and operations, defining the best configuration that will enable us to deliver the required service at an optimal cost
The EMIA Logistics Projects & Network Manager drives the network requirements and design taking full ownership of the projects related to it, considering aspects such as warehouse locations as well as operation within the warehouses.
He / She works in a complex matrix organization, influencing and driving initiatives within EMIA
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The EMIA Logistics Projects & Network Manager constantly looks at the network and overall logistics operations, driving constant improvements to the way we serve our Customers, reducing cost while keeping the service in line with Sales requirements and the overall company strategy, aligned with different stakeholders within LSCM and other functions.
This role will drive the EMIA logistics network and operations and will work to achieve the defined LSCM targets. He / She will work in close collaboration with the Markets, Central Planning Team and Procurement, making sure our network is optimized to drive continuous cost to serve and service improvements.
Strategic network projects as well as regular assessment of what if scenarios are led by the EMIA Logistics Projects & Network Manager, being responsible E2E, from identifying a potential improvement project to delivering the expected outcome.
Main responsibilities :
With CIP mindset constantly challenge the Logistics network, looking for opportunities to improve the way we serve the Markets, whether its linked to changing the configuration of the warehouse network or how we operate the warehouses
Analyze current Operations across the markets in EMIA and propose changes in distribution, handling, warehouse management process to increase productivity, storage density, eliminate waste flows.
Coordinate and assure efficient communication for all pan-SBU logistics topics e.g. racks requirements for the warehouses, etc.
Work closely with local logistics team to build the business cases for network changes. Consolidate all data needed to support the proposal : business needs, location of potential warehouses, associated costs, OPEX / CAPEX comparison of different solutions and payback of recommended
He / she will manage the process of approval (alignment with local team & management, to function, leaders & exco) and drive the projects from a Central Team perspective
Continuous development of the digital twin to allow easy simulation of potential changes to the logistics footprint based on different parameters, such as lead-time, cost to serve, Tier1 / Tier2 DCs, changes, etc.
Utilize the analysis to support decision making related to sourcing, location of DCs, tenders negotiation, etc.
Collaborate with Global SCM Logistics Team in Japan to understand latest BS Logistics priorities and best in class practices across the whole BS Group
Data preparation and analysis
Owner of the OB & MTP process for logistics, integrating the Demand / Supply balance and running simulations to estimate the footprint evolution and m2 requirements.
He / she will propose different scenario and ensure a good communication with the different stakeholders.
Regularly run impact simulations of variations to the demand / supply balance, providing a clear picture of the impact to the network and estimated cost associated.
Work closely with local controllers to be aligned on the data set related to network and operations in our warehouses
Organize, maintain and make all data available in shared folders
Prepare analysis and share data with Global SCM Team, based on reporting timeline and / or based on request
Drive Network and Operations related Central projects within EMIA, from beginning till end. Identify potential opportunities, prepare and get business cases approved, setup a project structure to drive execution.
Follow up on the expected benefits
Support local projects - have a clear view of local network and operations projects and coordinate Regions to make sure we are not duplicating efforts
Support and coordinate tenders related to Logistics; prepare required specifications for Procurement Team, control timelines, scope and cost, update management on progress and potential risk vs.
initial plan and budget.
Main KPI s :
Cost / ton sold / shipped
Logistics ratio (cost vs net sales)
Truck load %
Projects on time, cost and scope
Strong values in line with Bridgestone’s behavioral expectations (Agility, Courage, Ownership);
Hands-on person with high level of accuracy;
Adapt to fast change easily in an efficient way;
Pro-active and solution oriented;
Able to communicate clearly thoughts, ideas, solutions to different type of audiences, internal and external;
Able to manage and influence in a matrix organization
Able to manage projects;
Autonomous and capable to take decisions;
True team player who loves to work in a very international team;
University degree in Supply Chain, Management, Engineering or a related field
4-5 years in Supply Chain
Management of mid / large-size projects with cross-border implementation
Matrix management in a multinational environnement
Logistics digital twin
Languages / Others
Good knowledge of SAP, MS Office, TMS system.
Fluent in English other languages are an asset
If you can demonstrate the skills we are looking for and would like to make a difference in a Pioneering company dedicated to shaping a sustainable future of real-world mobility solutions, join us at Bridgestone!