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Manufacturing Manager

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Manufacturing Manager

Bridgestone Americas

1,335 reviews


Nashville, TN 37201

Bridgestone Americas

1,335 reviews

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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.

Position Summary

The Manufacturing Manager is responsible for safe, cost effective and efficient operations for multiple locations. Directs and coordinates all plant managers to ensure production of quality products delivered on scheduled. Manages equipment, technology, and capacity upgrades. Oversees preparation and implementation of factory budget and cost reduction programs. Ensures the ongoing compliance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and company policy.


Leading teams to meet or exceed goals in safety, quality, service, cost, and environmental

Working with operational leadership counterparts and functional leaders to set direction, establish goals, ensure proper alignment of resources and report on performance

Driving key metrics in plant operations to meet profitability targets

Ensuring timely manufacture of required products on a real time basis and plans and provides production capacity for future requirements

Ensuring that all products meet specifications

Ensuring the development and implementation of performance standards and procedures

Reviewing and approving all capital expenditure associated with maintenance of business, normal operating, capacity expansion and cost reduction

Collecting and analyzing of plant cost data in coordination with plant cost accounting

Driving innovation and creativity to identify, evaluate, and implement process improvements

Ensuring that lean manufacturing tools are effectively deployed and are instilled in the culture of the facilities.

Proven leader capable of building teams and increasing results through collaboration and engagement.

Strong knowledge of OSHA industrial safety processes (LOTO, Confined Space, PSM, etc.)

Working knowledge of environmental compliance processes.

Strong working knowledge of lean manufacturing tools and processes.

Proven focus on quality processes to support APQP as well as ISO certifications

Strong communication skills at all levels of the organization from operators to corporate leadership.

Analytical mindset to utilize a fact-based approach to problem solving.


Bachelors degree in Engineering, Business, or Management

MBA preferred

Minimum of 10 years experience in manufacturing

Plant management experience required, chemical processing industry preferred

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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Employment Type: Full-Time    
Position Location: Nashville, Tennessee

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