Bridgestone Americas, Inc
Tulsa, OK, United States
Bluecollar, Retail, Manager, Automotive
Thank you for your interest in a career with Hibdon Tires Plus!
In 1948 Eldred Hibdon opened our first location in downtown Oklahoma City. From that very first day, our business plan has been simple: Do the right thing, and take care of people. Many years may have passed, but our intense focus on our teammates and customers is still as strong today as it was in back in 1948!
If you\u2019re an Oklahoma native, you probably know that Hibdon Tires Plus is Oklahoma\u2019s favorite tire and automotive shop. What you may not know is that we\u2019re also part of Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO). Together with BSRO we have more than 2,200 company stores across the country making us an important part of the largest automotive aftermarket retailer in the world!
The Position of Manager Trainee:
Manager Trainees at Hibdon Tires Plus gain significant experience in both retail sales and management. We operate each store as an individual profit center and manager trainees assist the store manager in running the multi-million dollar business! Our Manager Trainees are immersed in the retail business operations of their store and have the opportunity to advance within our store management ranks very quickly. Many are promoted to the position of Store Manager within their first 2-5 years of employment.
Once a (former) Manager Trainee achieves the position of Store Manager they receive a salary AND a monthly bonus based upon our defined business metrics, which include store profitability and customer satisfaction scores. Most of our store managers earn between $60,000 to $100,000 or more plus benefits! The ultimate goal for each Manger Trainee is to reach the position of Store Manager.
The Track to Store Manager...
Manager Trainee:A leader inside and outside of the store...
Must be very good with people
Educate customers and other teammates about our products and services
Develop lasting business-to-business relationships
Maintain showroom and displays
Assist the store in achieving tire and profit goals
Ensure that we provide a positive experience for each customer by delivering \Best in Retail\ service
Meet individual sales and customer service goals
Develop and lead a grassroots marketing campaign for your store
Master basic automotive knowledge
Service Manager (Promotion #1):Manager of the Vehicle Service Department
Responsible for everything above and...
Select, lead and coach your team
Combine technical knowledge with outstanding customer care skills
Develop and maintain relationships with customers
Purchase parts, materials and equipment
Manage the \u201cBay Flow\u201d of your store to ensure customer\u2019s vehicles are finished correctly and on time.Store Manager (Promotion #2):
Store Manager (Promotion #2):
Responsible for the business operations of the entire store
Responsible for everything above and...
Manage the sales, marketing and operations for your store
Develop the weekly schedule for all store teammates
Develop long term relationships within your community
Purchasing, merchandising, advertising and promoting all products and services
Insure that your entire team is working cohesively so that you can consistently provide a \Best in Retail experience\ to your customers.
So you may be saying to yourself, \u201cThis sounds great, but I don\u2019t know anything about car repair!\u201d
That\u2019s okay! We prefer to hire people with the right attitude, passion, drive, integrity, and customer centric outlook. We can teach the necessary automotive skills, but we CANNOT teach the qualities listed above! Believe it or not, many of our most successful manager trainees and current store managers joke that they didn\u2019t know a steering wheel from a brake pad before they started.
Our Education and Development Programs:
As a Manager Trainee you will complete our best in industry New Teammate Guide during your first 12 weeks. We also provide you with ongoing education courses as you progress through our organization.
The million dollar question:
Do you have an outgoing personality, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a drive to succeed rapidly in a performance based culture? Maybe you\u2019re tired of just \u201csitting behind a desk.\u201d
If you\u2019re looking for a career with unlimited potential as opposed to just another J-O-B, then this may be the opportunity you\u2019ve been waiting for. We encourage those interested in learning to truly manage a business as part of our accelerated retail management track to apply today.
Pre-employment drug test, physical exam and background check required.
Valid driver s license required.
A degree from an accredited 4 year University is a plus, but not required.
Experience in the automotive industry is not required.
2-5 years of Management experience is a plus, but not required.
We provide many excellent benefits and privileges including:
Medical, Vision, Dental Insurance
Prescription Drug Plan
401k Savings Plan with Company Match
Cash Balance Pension Plan (Store Manager and above)
Basic Life Insurance
Scholarship Program for Children of Teammates
Vacation and Holiday Pay
Significant Teammate Discounts
New Car Tire Changeover
Employee Assistance Fund
We are An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. One of our strengths is found in our commitment to serve a diverse customer population with diverse teams of associates.Pre-employment drug test/physical/ background check will help assure we build teams of people who can best work with others and serve customer needs.
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Bridgestone Americas, Inc
Website : http://www.bridgestoneamericas.com
On August 3, 1900, the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company was founded in Akron, Ohio. In those initial days, they introduced the solid rubber sidewire tire as one of the first Firestone products. On December 27, Harvey S. Firestone Jr. was lifted into the air to pull the engine switch that put the first Firestone factory in operation. Firestone began manufacturing its own tires for the first time in 1903, and by late summer of the next year, they’d developed the first mechanically-fastened, straight-sided pneumatic automobile tire. In 1906, Firestone delivered 2,000 sets of tires to the Ford Motor Company. It was the largest single order for tires places by the auto industry to date, and would start a business partnership that would last for decades. A few years later in 1909, Firestone began manufacturing tire rims.