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Ball Fitting Manager

Bridgestone

Bridgestone

Normal, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2024

Company Overview

Help us make the best golf balls in the world! From our Covington, Georgia manufacturing facility, we supply golf equipment to many of world-renowned golfers including Tiger Woods and Jason Day.

Whatever role you fill, when you represent the Bridgestone Golf 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. 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 Golf, Inc. is headquartered in Covington, Georgia and is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation headquartered in Japan. Our mission is simple: Bridgestone Golf serves dedicated golfers with superior quality golf equipment designed to maximize individual player’s golf experience and enjoyment.

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Position Summary

Oversee scheduling and execution of Ball Fitting events in the US market including the recruiting and management of the temporary ball fitting staff and product and promotional materials. Additional responsibilities include coordination of monthly consumer and customer Open House visits at R&D Test Facility.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plans, schedules, and executes ball fitting events around the country.
  • Manages the recruiting, hiring and supervision of temporary employee ball fitters.
  • Works with Territory Sales Managers (TSM’s) in coordination of ball fitting events with TSM’s customers and the individual ball fitters.
  • Coordinates and manages brand and competitive samples, and promotional items (tents, banners, flags, tables) in support of ball fitting events.
  • Develops and implements procedures for monitoring ball fitting project success including, but not limited to number of ball fitting events, individual ball fittings and model recommendations.
  • Reviews technical publications, articles, and magazines to stay informed of developments within the golf industry.
  • Works with Marketing team to effectively communicate ball fitting activities to the golf market.
  • Works with R&D Team to schedule monthly open house tours of R&D Test Facility.
  • Collect/analyze ball fitting data and utilize that data for marketing, social media/digital and product planning purposes.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Directly supervises up to 20 temporary employees (ball fitters) around the US. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret general business communications including sales/marketing programs, purchase orders and shipping documents. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers and customers.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, and percentages, Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

OTHER SKILLS

Requires experience with Word and Excel. Power Point experience preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This position requires frequent travel.

Minimum Qualifications

Relevant experience and education 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.

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.