Bridgestone Job in Dubai - Financial Planning Analyst

Bridgestone Job in Dubai - Financial Planning Analyst

Our Company:

Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of tires and other rubber products. We employ over 140,000 people around the world, operate 3 technical centers and 178 manufacturing plants and sell products in more than 150 countries. "Serving Society with Superior Quality” has been our mission since Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in 1931 and we look for individuals who share our passion to fulfill this mission.

Job Description:

The FP&A Analyst will be based in Dubai and report directly to the FP&A Manager, Bridgestone Middle East and Africa (BMSEA). The regional scope will span all BSMEA entities across the Gulf and North Africa. This critical position will be responsible for in depth financial analysis of all BSMEA business operations and distributors. This will include preparation of management reporting, financial and economic forecasting, to provide timely insights to inform strategic and tactical decision making. You will establish close working relationships with all functions, in particular those within Sales and Marketing, and colleagues within branch offices in Saudi, Egypt, Morocco and Jordan. You will also assume an integral role within the broader finance function through contributing to the annual budget cycle and the development and review of business plans, including OPEX efficiency and market feasibility analysis.


  • To qualify candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in finance, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience with at least 2 – 3 years within external audit, and 2 – 3 years in industry. An MBA / MSC is advantageous.
  • Superior analytical skills with proven ability to develop, review and interpret financial data to derive strategic insights.
  • Significant exposure to long and short term forecasting techniques within a highly dynamic environment.
  • Experience of working within a fast paced, matrix structure with a highly commercial focus.
  • Prior experience with the Middle East is a prerequisite with experience covering North Africa beneficial.
  • Strategic problem solver with a critical approach and highly results orientated.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present and influence at all levels.
  • Thrives in a multicultural and diverse international environment.
  • Fluency in English with additional relevant languages beneficial.
  • Expert knowledge of SAP and MS Office.

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Bridgestone Behaviours:

Candidates will be required to demonstrate and role model the following Bridgestone Values:
  • Agility – to work in a matrix, complex and fast paced environment.
  • Courage – to share ideas, challenge the status quo.
  • Ownership – to see the bigger picture and take ownership by thinking and acting beyond the role (self-starter).

Location: DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
Company: Bridgestone Europe NV/SA


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