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Principal Product Owner, Pricing and Order Management

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 are 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.

Position Summary

We are currently seeking a talented Principal Product Owner, Pricing and Order Management to join our team.

At Bridgestone Americas we value Diversity. We are building a team as diverse as the world we serve. We believe in championing all perspectives, individuals, and teams. We are creating a workplace that fosters a culture of acceptance where you are free to be your true self because what we need is who you are.

More about this role: Principal Product Manager, Order Management

Principal Product Manager, Order Management will play a pivotal role in leading and shaping the Order Management business capability end to end. This includes the business strategy to enhance this capability from a user perspective across corporate, plants and warehouses as well as customer point of view from order through the delivery process. This includes critical up and down stream integrations to enable this capability across the business. Driving the entire lifecycle from planning and implementation to ongoing support and enhancements across multiple business segments. Ensuring the platforms involved to enable this business capability meets service level agreements, security requirements, audit and compliance requirements and enables flow of delivery from development through production environments


Strategy and Planning:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive strategy aligned with the company's business objectives.

  • Collaborate with executive leadership to identify opportunities for leveraging process and technology to drive innovation and business transformation.

Platforms Implementation and Integration:

  • Lead the design and implementation of solutions, ensuring alignment with business requirements and industry best practices.

  • Oversee the integration of solutions with other enterprise systems to create a cohesive and efficient IT landscape.

Team Leadership:

  • Build and lead a high-performing agile delivery and operations team, providing mentorship and guidance to ensure professional development and expertise within the team.

  • Foster a collaborative and innovative team culture that encourages creativity and problem-solving.

Performance Optimization:

  • Continuously monitor and assess the performance of the business capabilities across multiple platforms, integration and technology - identifying opportunities for optimization and improvement.

  • Implement best practices to contribute positively towards E8 Commitment to enhance system efficiency, reliability, and user experience.

Governance and Compliance:

  • Establish and enforce governance policies, ensuring compliance with industry regulations and Bridgestone standards.

  • Collaborate with security and compliance teams to implement and maintain robust data protection measures.

Stakeholder Collaboration:

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including finance, operations, and IT, to understand their needs and requirements for technology operations functionality.

  • Communicate effectively with key stakeholders to ensure alignment between strategic initiatives and overall business goals.

    • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Management Information Systems or Computer Science; Master's degree preferred.

    • Proven experience (10+ years) in a leadership role overseeing Order Management and Pricing capability and platform management across a global organization.

    • In-depth knowledge of PriceFx and SAP modules, architecture, and integration best practices.

    • Strong strategic thinking and business acumen.

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

    • Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire cross-functional teams.

    • Typically requires a minimum of 10 years of related experience with a bachelor’s degree; or 8 years and a master’s degree; or a PhD with 5 years of experience; or equivalent work experience

    Apply and join our team to begin a career at Bridgestone Americas. Trust your talent; trust the journey. Be Bridgestone.

    Special Note: If you do not feel you hit every qualification on this list, we encourage you to apply anyway. Studies show under-represented groups tend to pre-disqualify themselves for roles that they could otherwise perform effectively because a few qualifications are missed. That is why we interview!

    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.

    Our Benefits

    Bridgestone Americas believes that taking care of you means more than just a prescription or dental plan. Our benefit plans are designed to meet our teammates' emotional, financial and physical needs, helping them thrive at work.

    Bridgestone Application & Interview FAQs

    Answers to frequently asked questions about our application and interview process to help you prepare.

    Before you apply for one of the available opportunities at Bridgestone, review each of the skills needed for the role that interests you and be prepared to show how you meet the qualifications.

    Whether on a job application or your resume, it is essential to customize your information to highlight the most relevant connections to the job you want.

    Once you have provided your information to Bridgestone, you will receive a request for an interview if you are being considered.

    In the Bridgestone hiring process, depending on the role you are being considered for, you may have a one-on-one interview or a panel interview, and both can happen in person or via video call. If you are applying for a manufacturing or retail role, you will probably interview in person or at the location where you plan to work. All these factors can change how you might prepare for and conduct an interview, so we have created a guide that covers virtual or video interview tips and in-person interview tips. We have also included other common information you should consider.

    Prepare Your “Elevator Speech”
    In most interviews, you will get the prompt to “tell us about yourself” or something of that nature. It’s best to prepare a short but compelling description of yourself. Consider including:
    Brief summary of your career, potentially highlighting your most relevant job.
    Why are you looking to start a career at Bridgestone, or are you looking to change careers/jobs?
    What was interesting about this particular role or working at Bridgestone?

    Be Ready to Answer Questions
    During an interview, you will be asked questions about previous experience to learn more about you. Whether you are asked about strengths or weaknesses or about a particular work situation that you might have considered a challenge or a win, it helps if you structure your answers with the STAR Method.
    Situation: Describe the challenge you faced, win you had, or relevant situation
    Task: Explain the role you played
    Action: What were the detailed steps you took or how you accomplished the task
    Result: Explain the outcome
    Make sure that it is relevant to the role you are seeking. This method also helps you demonstrate how you accomplished something or overcame a challenge independently or while working well with a team.

    Be Ready to Ask Questions
    It is also important to ask questions to help you make an informed decision about the role if an offer is extended to you. Remember that you are interviewing Bridgestone as much as we are interviewing you, so asking interview questions is critical.
    Some questions you can ask:
    What would my day-to-day role look like?
    Describe the team I would be working with.
    What is your favorite thing about working at Bridgestone?
    You mentioned (insert topic here). Tell me more about that.

    By asking open-ended questions that cannot be answered with a simple “yes” or “no,” you can learn more about the role and the people you would be working with. And by circling back on information shared during the interview, you show that you are actively listening and interested.

    Plan Your Route
    If you are interviewing in person, map out the route you will take before the day of your interview to make sure you allow enough time for travel. Be mindful of traffic patterns and look for any construction in the area. Aim to be about 15 minutes early for your interview so you can find a place to park and take some time to prepare mentally.
    If you have an unexpected schedule conflict, notify your recruiter via phone/email/text so they can work to reschedule your time.

    Dress to Impress
    Dress appropriately for the role you want. Different work environments may be more casual, but you always want to look your best for an interview. Consider this for a video interview as well. Most of us have better posture and body language when we look and feel our best. While no one may know you are wearing pajamas, your casual demeanor may not make a great first impression. Make sure you are free of as many distractions as possible. With many of us having to work from home while taking care of our families, we understand that quiet space can be challenging to find for you as well as for the interviewers. While we encourage you to find an area where you can focus and not be interrupted, we understand that life happens and might just happen during your interview, so don’t stress too much about it.

    What to Bring
    Even if you have provided a resume, always bring one additional copy for each person interviewing you. And for any interview, it’s always good to bring a pen and paper if you want to take notes. Stay engaged in the conversation; no one wants to see the top of your head while you write notes for the entire interview.

    There may be a chance one or more of your interviews will be conducted virtually. Here are our tips to prepare;

    Check Your Tech
    Confirm what platform you will use and make sure that you have it properly installed and launched on your system.
    If you use a device like a tablet or a laptop, ensure it is fully charged. Try not to use a phone if possible.
    Confirm that your webcam and microphone are allowed and work correctly in your chosen browser.
    Test your internet connection to ensure it is strong and working.
    If using headphones, make sure they are connected and selected prior.
    At the beginning of the interview, verify that the interviewer can hear and see you.
    Close other programs on your computer. Getting notifications during your interview is distracting and unprofessional. Before your interview, ensure all other computer windows are closed, and notifications are silenced or turned off.
    Switch your other devices onto silent mode; however, have your phone handy if your interviewer is having technical difficulties or trying to reach out via phone or email.
    If you need any accessibility accommodations or are concerned about the required virtual platform not being fully accessible for you, please let the recruiter at Bridgestone know. We will reach out to discuss how to best support you.

    Prepare Your Space
    Conduct your interview in a quiet, well-lit environment, without a backlight or window that may put you in a shadow.
    Find a place with a simple backdrop or blank wall to eliminate distractions and put the focus on you.
    Avoid taking an interview from your vehicle. If it is the only quiet place you can find, DO NOT attempt to interview while driving or in a moving vehicle; our recruiters will end the call. After all, at Bridgestone, we make safety a business value.

    Smile for the Camera
    Look at the camera. Looking directly at the video camera (not the screen) is the only way to maintain direct eye contact with your interviewer.
    Try to focus on sitting up straight and making eye contact. At the beginning of the interview, verify that the interviewer can hear and see you.
    Be mindful of your body language. Not all physical cues translate from in-person interviews to video interviews. Be sure to have good posture and stay engaged.
    Silence any other technology, i.e. smart watches; you don’t want to be distracted or appear disinterested during your interview."

    When the interview ends, whether virtual or in person, you can ask what to expect as the next step in the process. The person conducting the interview can let you know if there are additional interviews to expect or if you will hear from HR with a decision as to whether you have been chosen for the role.

    We ask that you be patient as we may have several candidates to interview, but we value your time and will offer the professional courtesy of a response either way. Also, if you are no longer interested in the role or have accepted another role, please notify your recruiter so they can remove you from the interview process.

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