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Bridgestone Americas, Inc Area Business Manager in Des Moines, Iowa


With 75 years of commitment to Iowa and our Iowa farmers, Bridgestone Firestone Ag is the number one Ag tire facility in America. It is over two million square feet with over 1,200 employees. The Area Business Manager has total responsibility for managing all functions (teammates, safety, quality, & production) and leading continous improvement activities in their area/unit of responsibility.


Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world's largest tire and rubber company. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries.The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world's largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. Guided by its global corporate social responsibility (CSR), commitment 'Our Way to Serve' Bridgestone embraces its responsibility as a global leader by striving to improve the way people move, live, work and play.


Manages a department or function that includes multiple teams led by Managers/supervisors and/or manages a functional area or process that may or may not have direct reports

Ownership of short to mid-term (1-3 years) execution of functional strategy and the operational direction of the department

Responsible for ensuring department goals/objectives are met and align to Bridgestone's overall strategy

Oversees and supports development and execution of departmental strategy

Requires ability to influence multiple, diverse stakeholders to accept policy, practices, and approaches

Involves frequent communication with executive leadership on issues of significance

Controls resources and policy formation in area of responsibility

Influences, coaches, and develops direct reports

Other duties as assigned


Required: Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years of relevant experience including 5+ years management or leadership experience.

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.