Manager, Meeting Planning and Events Jobs in Nashville, TN at Bridgestone Americas

Title: Manager, Meeting Planning and Events

Company: Bridgestone Americas

Location: Nashville, TN

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’re 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.

Job Category

Sales & Marketing

Position Summary

The Manager, Meeting Planning and Events role reports into the Communications department and supports meetings and events within the entire organization, including but not limited to: Consumer Tire, Commercial Tire, Retail Organization and Executive Leadership. This position is responsible for simultaneously managing multiple events in all stages and intensity with complex budgets.


Partner with leadership teams and marketing departments to determine event objectives to design, plan and execute programming to those objectives.
Control budget expenditures of $8-10 million annually, ensuring cost savings are considered and quality of programming is maintained.
Management of one direct report (Meeting Coordinator). Responsible for managing bandwidth and growth.
Research and recommend sites and venues.
Work with Procurement Team to negotiate contracts effectively by understand contract verbiage and standards for negotiation. Seek out cost savings opportunities by bundling projects and negotiating contracts.
Create budgets, manage expenses to stay within those budgets and reconcile event bills. Make recommendations to clients on cost-savings and provide final budget post-event.
Manage event logistics – theming, registration, attendee communication, transportation, timelines and budgeting.
Deliver events onsite – Working teams, attendee management, vendor relationships, timelines, and logistics.
Manage virtual events including writing statement of work, budget management, run of shows for rehearsals, recordings and livestream.
Ability to professionally consult and converse with individuals at various levels within and outside the organization both verbally and written.
Promote and maintain a positive rapport between external customers, teammates and service suppliers to enhance internal and external customer satisfaction during events.
Able to write error-free event copy and communications. Clear understanding of structure, detail, and tone of communications.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree; 6+ years of relevant experience
Management or direct/indirect leadership experience a plus
Ability to bring fresh ideas to promote positive change and present them in a professional manner

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.

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