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Materials Planning Analyst

Company: Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Location: Tower
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Company Overview

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're 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.

Job Category

Supply Chain & Procurement

Position Summary

Plans, schedules, and manages the efficient movement of raw materials from suppliers to plant receiving or the warehouse for production. This role is also responsible for developing and implementing policies, procedures and material control systems activities related to raw material control and inventory control functions. Ensures raw materials are ordered and in stock while maintaining acceptable inventory levels. Develops material schedules and coordinates the efficient movement of materials with purchasing, production, and engineering.
---Develops raw material requirements and scheduling requirements from engineering specifications and production schedules and plans and manages material movement with purchasing, warehouse, and production.
---Coordinates incoming and outgoing movement and storage of raw materials to ensure material availability and delivery when needed to meet production schedules; will use Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems.
---Compiles data on order volume, production schedules and forecasts and applies statistical methods to estimate future materials requirements; may negotiate lead times with suppliers and manage schedules for timely delivery.


  • Ensures the consistent and adequate supply of raw materials required for production.
  • Coordinates with other departments regarding production goals, timelines, supplier payments, etc.
  • Utilizes strong organizational and time management skills to facilitate inventory issues, schedule changes, cancellations, etc.
  • Works on problems of limited scope and contributes on projects or processes while receiving detailed instructions from higher level professionals.
  • Contributes to the planning, design development, testing, and completion of projects.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree; or equivalent work experience.

    Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

    Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

    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.

    Employment Eligibility

    If hired, a Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification must be completed at the start of employment. Temporary work authorization or the need for sponsorship may disqualify you from employment.

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