Senior Manager, Latin America Communications

Bridgestone Americas


Business & Professional Services , Management

Position Description / Responsibilities

The Senior Manager Communications, BS LA (Bridgestone Latin America) is accountable for leading a significant corporate relations function across all business and functional units within the BS LA region, comprised of operations and presence in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia and Non-Manufacturing Countries (NMCs) of Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Paraguay and Uruguay.

This role is responsible for effectively defining strategies and managing communications pertaining to Bridgestone’s reputation, teammates, operations and businesses in the region. The role will provide strategic communications counsel to the Presidents of the BS LAS and BS LAN businesses and their leadership teams to help them achieve their annual objectives, drive global brand and innovation strategies across the region, and drive business results through strategic media and public sector engagements, and increasing employee engagement.

In this role, the incumbent will work with the appropriate executive sponsors and other leaders to develop communications strategies that inform, engage and persuade employees and support overall business objectives as well as external stakeholders including customers, consumers and investors. Key internal customers for this position are the President of Bridgestone Tire Operations Latin America (BATO LA), President of the BS LAS operation, President of the BS LAN operation, and in-region senior leadership in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica and NMCs. This position will also work with the broader Bridgestone Americas (BSAM) Communications team in Nashville, TN, and will be responsible for alignment to global policies and procedures to ensure regional integration and alignment.

The role will collaborate intensely with business, marketing and functional leadership to develop strategies and tools for engaging a broad range of stakeholders. This position is responsible for budgeting, planning and executing programs and messaging for the enterprise, functions such as Human Resources, Legal, etc., as well as for consumer and commercial products, technologies and services. Additionally, this position will develop and deliver internal outreach events, as well as provide public and media relations support of developments related to the BS LA region.

The Senior Manager Communications BS LA has a broad area of responsibility with Manufacturing and business assets across the BS LA region. The Senior Manager leads a team of public affairs and communications and public relations professionals (leaders and analysts) located in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Costa Rica and will manage teammate development; goal setting; budgeting and planning; agencies management; and overall performance. The role will report to the Director, Communications, BSAM in Nashville, and to the President of BS LAS, based in São Paulo – Brazil and the President of Latin America North (BS LAN) based in Mexico City. This role will supervise the communications managers of BS LAS (located in Brazil) and BS LAN (located in Mexico).

The incumbent will be comfortable and capable of providing strategic communications counsel to senior executives and effectively working across multiple organizational boundaries; have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as a professional presence and business diplomacy skills; and demonstrated ability to partner with various teams within a large global corporate environment to achieve specific internal and external communications goals.

Position Requirements

Responsibilities include:


Minimum Qualifications

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.

Application Instructions

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