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Executive Director of Finance, Technology Platforms and Solutions Businesses

Company: Bridgestone
Location: Nashville
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is seeking an Executive Director of Finance for the Technology Platforms and Solutions Businesses (TPSB) organization. The incumbent will oversee and lead the financial function for technology R&D, IT, mobility solutions, and sustainability, and will provide significant strategic leadership for all short- and long-term financial planning for these key growth businesses. This position will report the Chief Financial Officer, BSAM, and will partner with the Chief Technology Officer & Group President, business leaders, and Finance team.The ideal candidate will be an experienced finance executive with a solid track record of acting as a strategic thought leader who has a strong focus and passion for innovation and growth, including both established and start-up business models. In addition to the traditional roles of ensuring fiscal control and regulatory compliance, this position will partner with the business leaders to develop and implement new business strategies, develop start-up businesses, and acquisition integration. We are seeking a well-balanced leader who is comfortable in strategic discussions involving the full scope of the organization at the executive level. As such, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain the highest level of executive communication, confidentiality, and professionalism.COMPANY OVERVIEWWherever 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.RESPONSIBILITIESResponsibilitiesServe as a strategic business partner to the Chief Technical Officer & Group President, Solutions Businesses.-- -Lead the business and operational planning process for the unit in concert with the rest of the leadership team. Oversee the implementation of the plan to ensure maximum goal attainment.-- -Collaboratively evaluate opportunities for business growth, capital, and resource allocation, as well as lean and strategic cost mindset.Proactively drive strategy and finance discussions within the business to drive results and growth.Own the forecast and budgeting process.Evaluate risks and opportunities for the business.Provide insights, guidance and direction for established core businesses, start-up businesses, as well as evaluation and integration of acquisitions.Key partner for Global Mobility solutions committee.Direct the establishment and maintenance of financial policies, accounting principles, practices, procedures, and controls for the maintenance of fiscal records and the preparation of financial reports as required.Ensure financial results from operations are reported timely, accurately and in compliance with IFRS.Drive process and system improvements around financial reporting and internal controls, and financial activities.With input from business users, develop and implement the company--s overall strategic and tactical plan.Servant leader for the finance team; continuously developing their skills and experience and serving as a culture ambassador.QUALIFICATIONSRequired Qualifications:Bachelor--s degree in finance, accounting or related discipline required; MBA preferred.12+ years of professional work experience; penchant for innovation and start-up mentality in large global organizationExperience in leading a team of finance and accounting professionals.Experience in financial reporting, analysis, month-end closing and budgeting, forecasting and strategic financial planning.Knowledge of and experience with SAP is desired.Proactive strategic thinking in terms of transformation and innovation.Have a solid understanding of competitive differentiation.--Strong interpersonal skills, both written and verbal.Servant leader with talent for mentoring and building strong teams while fostering a positive culture.Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.PreferredAdvanced degree and/or advanced certification in in Finance related field preferred (MBA, MFA, CPA, etc.)Regular

Keywords: Bridgestone, Nashville , Executive Director of Finance, Technology Platforms and Solutions Businesses, Accounting, Auditing , Nashville, Tennessee

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