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Bridgestone Americas, Inc Accelerated Retail Store Management Program in BLAINE, Minnesota


An accelerated and intensified development position designed for experienced retail store managers from other retail companies to become familiar with Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO) policies, procedures, product lines, organization, sales programs, etc. The teammate assigned to this position is recruited and selected under the program designed to develop qualified BSRO Store Manager Candidates on a fast-track in 4 months or less time frame, if successful. During this period, training is designed as a function of the incumbent’s background and the intended Store Management assignment and is geared towards developing the candidate’s ability to lead and manage his/her own store.


Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC employs over 22,000 teammates in North America and operates more than 2,200 company-owned stores. The store locations include Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, Hibdon Tire, and Wheel Works. With 2,200 locations across America and over $3 billion in tire and auto service sales, Bridgestone Retail Operations is the right place to build a career.


  • In-Store Customer Service Positions – at various locations throughout the region to allow the incumbent exposure to providing exceptional customer service and being exposed to various store locations, store managers, existing equipment, policies, programs, etc. (60%)

  • Training Sessions and Travel Time with Region Staff Members (Region Manager, Finance Leader, HR Business Partner, Education Partner. (15%)

  • Specific Store Location Assignments where incumbent will virtually “shadow” the store manager throughout the work day and will observe/perform many of the actual store manager functions as required and available. (15%)

  • Structured product, policy, and sales management training and development – incumbent will be required to complete all the currently require “core”, “position”, and “suggested” education modules required for the store management position during the training period. (10%)

Seeking a leader who can:

  • Engage teammates and improve retention

  • Deliver on commitments and key performance indicators

  • Has a passion for developing others

  • Lead and manage stores through change

  • Properly recognize teammates for their accomplishments

  • Take care of our customers and support the communities we serve


  • 2-3 years of Retail Management Experience

  • College degree is preferred but not required.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license

  • Experience in the automotive industry is a plus!

  • Candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule

  • Military veterans encouraged to apply!

  • Pre-employment drug test, physical exam and background check required.

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.