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 One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.
The Category Manager of Labor and Services is responsible for supporting the assortment, pricing and promotions for labor and services for our GCR Tires and Service commercial stores. This individual will be the key point of contact with our vendors and operators, with responsibility of pricing and program negotiations that maximize sales, profit and productivity. They will utilize market and internal data to help shape the product and service retail strategy in our GCR stores. This role will also be a key stakeholder with inventory management and the aged inventory process.
Improve pricing policies and metrics to drive profitable growth based on differentiated value, targeted market programming, incentives and promotions.
Administer/maintain pricing policies and controls.
Conduct competitive analysis and positioning of all product core offerings/ store within a given marketplace. This position is critical to price management and growth programming.
Spearhead the creation of a matrix pricing discipline that will establish pricing levels at the store level based on factors such as customer size, segment or other economic value drivers
Manage Product and Service Line Review process annually
Partner with field leadership team to ensure overall labor services are communicated and executed
Responsible to lead a small team of pricing administration professionals that would be entering pricing and material data into store POS & back-end office system
Key point of contact with all vendors and operators, both internal and external
Drive recommendations on inventory markdowns with key vendors and operators to support overall merchandising strategy
Conduct category analytics and reporting
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor Degree Required
Minimum of 3 years proven experience in Retail Merchandising and/or Price Management
Strong negotiation skills
Effective prioritization and time management skills
Strong communication and administrative skills
Proficient in Office Suite: Word, Excel and Power Point; Proficient in SQL, and data visualization tools
Tire industry experience preferred
Employee Type Regular Full-Time
Degree Preferred 4 Year Degree
Requisition ID 2017-111114
Posted Date 5/26/2017
Zip Code 37214
Functional Area Marketing
As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy of Bridgestone 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.