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Pricing Analyst

Pricing Analyst

Our company

Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of tires and other rubber products. We employ over 140,000 people around the world, operate 3 technical centers and 178 manufacturing plants and sell products in more than 150 countries. "Serving Society with Superior Quality” has been our mission since Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in 1931 and we look for individuals who share our passion to fulfill this mission.

Facilities & Resources

Bridgestone EMEA operates in more than 60 countries and employs over 16,000 employees in its offices and plants:

  • 9 Sales Regions with offices in Birmingham, Warsaw, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Bad Hamburg, Moscow, Johannesburg, and Dubai
  • 14 plants in France (Bethune), Belgium (Lanklaar and Liege), Italy (Bari), Poland (Stargard and Poznan), Hungary (Tatabanya), Spain (Bilbao, Puente San Miguel and Burgos), South Africa (Port Elizabeth and Brits), Russia (Ulyanovsk) and a joint venture in Turkey ( Izmit)
  • A raw materials plant in Spain (Usansolo)
  • A leading R&D facility in Italy
  • A state of the art proving grounds in Italy and Sweden
  • The EMEA headquarters in Zaventem, Belgium.
  • Sales & Products

  • With its leading materials technology, the company focuses on high-performance tyres:
    A major supplier of original equipment to car manufacturers (including VW/Audi
  • group, BMW, Mercedes, General Motors, Toyota, Nissan- Renault, etc.)

  • A pioneer in Run-Flat Technology tyres and major supplier to car manufacturers
  • A leading manufacturer in the agricultural market
  • A leading manufacturer in the motorcycle market
  • A leading brand in the truck & bus replacement market and a leading supplier to vehicle
  • manufacturers (Mercedes, Renault, Volvo, Scania, MAN, DAF, Iveco, etc.)

    Our tyres are sold under the Bridgestone, Firestone, Dayton and other brand names for:

  • Passenger cars, 4x4 vehicles
  • Trucks and buses
  • All types of commercial, construction and off-the-road vehicles
  • Tractors and agricultural machinery
  • Motorcycles and scooters
  • Motor sport
  • Aircraft
  • In addition to our Products, we also provide integrated fleet solutions as well as repair and maintenance services through our extensive fleet network.

    For more information on our company please visit and www.bridgestone.eu. To experience more about life at Bridgestone, check out the following link http://www.bridgestonenewsroom.eu/

    Job purpose

    Bridgestone Europe is looking for a TBR Pricing Specialist responsible for implementation of pricing policy and analysis of price performance on various TBR product ranges.

    Price is an important tool in leveraging Bridgestone product potential as well as a key aspect of Go-To market approach. Objective of this role is to maximize price performance and the person responsible will be part of HQ TBR team working across various regions and teams to achieve this objective.

    The person maintains high ethical standards, ensuring that data is gathered from appropriate sources using only appropriate methods consistent with Bridgestone values.

    Main responsibilities / Key result areas :

    Price Positioning analysis

  • Monitor & analyze Sell out price positioning at regional level benchmarking against key competitors.
  • Build a European & regional price landscape helping understand if pricing objectives are being achieved.
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis to support business decisions and provide input on operational pricing aspects.
  • Develop & maintain digital price analysis tools to facilitate the process.
  • TBR policy & control

  • Provide guidance to regional teams through the yearly pricing policy which explains the TBR pricing approach.
  • Plan & Maintain List Prices for current and upcoming products reflecting the objective of maximizing price performance.
  • Ensure compliance to the pricing policy through monthly follow up of price vs. targets using the various tools available.
  • Serve as Point of contact for Regional pricing teams on any questions related to TBR pricing & policy.
  • Operations

  • Work with various teams within HQ and provide input on TBR pricing as required.
  • Liase with finance to make sure price tasks for budgeting are completed as per schedule.
  • Responsible for price calculation using preset parameters and communication to Export markets.
  • Ensure price conditions are maintained in SAP for the applicable products & countries.
  • Bridgestone BEHAVIORS

    Qualified candidates for this important position will therefore need to demonstrate the following:

  • Agility – to work in a matrix and complex environment where change happens at a rapid pace
  • Courage – to share ideas, think out of the box
  • Ownership – to see the bigger picture and take ownership by thinking and acting beyond the role
  • Bridgestone LEADERSHIP ESSENCE

    Qualified candidates for this important position will therefore need to demonstrate the following:

  • Establishes strategic direction and effectively communicates the vision: Communicates a clear and inspiring vision for the business; drives competitive and innovative strategies and is able to generate alignment against the strategic direction
  • Demonstrates business acumen to achieve results through others: Understands, educates and applies the fundamental business concepts by which a company operates in order to deliver results and create a climate that fosters personal commitment to excellence
  • Promotes and enhances company culture: Champions the organization’s shared values and beliefs
  • Effectively manages across cultures: Achieves effective collaboration, alignment, and communication across multiple dimensions of cultural diversity
  • BOSS focused - serves the customers having the end users in mind: Makes BOSS (end users) and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; develops and sustains productive relationships with BOSS; leverages BOSS intimacy in the development of new products, services and competitive advantage
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and emotional intelligence: Recognizes one’s personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and limits. Understands emotions and their effects
  • Intellectually curious in support of learning agility: Actively identifies new areas for learning; regularly creates and takes advantage of learning opportunities; uses newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learns through their application
  • Embraces and leads change and innovation: Encourages different and innovative approaches to address problems and opportunities; facilitates the implementation and acceptance of change within the organization
  • Identifies and develops organizational talent: Attracts high calibre diverse talent , leads and guides others to accomplish organizational goals and objectives through on-going development and collaboration
  • Required capabilities

  • Degree level expected: degree in Business, Engineering, Marketing or Finance
  • Description: Master degree desirable
  • Fluent in English, other European languages are plus.
  • Experience

  • Prior experience preferably in automotive industry in an international environment.
  • Min 2 years of experience in Pricing, Market Intelligence, Sales or Finance. 
  • Pricing Analyst

    Bridgestone, Zaventem
    Degree Level: 
    Master
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