Retail Development Internship Program - New England

136 Berlin Road
Employee Type
Intern
Degree Preferred
4 Year Degree
Requisition ID
2017-117917
US-CT-Cromwell
NE32 New England Region
Category
Internship

Overview

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, 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. 

 

Culture - Vision 2020

 

We Promise to Care

We understand that we offer more than just car service. We rescue people from bad days and we offer solutions for difficult situations. We are people of integrity and we believe that fundamental honesty is the keystone of our business. We are committed to doing the hard work necessary to earn the loyalty of our teammates and our customers by providing a positive experience every time. We are proud and passionate to represent the brand of Bridgestone. Every day, in every store, with every teammate and every customer….We promise to care.

 

Our Purpose

To be the most trusted provider of automotive care in every neighborhood we serve.

Responsibilities

 

The Bridgestone Retail Development Internship Program allows you to gain exposure to our core business unit, Retail Operations.  Through the ten-week program you will have the opportunity to learn operations management, sales, customer service, marketing, P&L, product knowledge, merchandising as well as our overall business strategy. 

 

The 10-week internship program from June 11 through August 18 will be a combination of group training and individual development. 

 

What you can expect:

  • Collaborate with a team of technicians, services managers, store managers, and tire sales managers to maintain daily operations for one of Bridgestone Retail’s 2200+ locations across the United States.
  • Acquire product knowledge, Business to Business Sales, and learn inventory management skills.
  • Execute company strategy to drive sales and increase BOSS (the customer), satisfaction.
  • Champion Bridgestone’s vision.
  • Build BOSS (the customer) loyalty.
  • Shadow an Area Manager to for exposure to multiunit operations and leadership.
  • Participate in business events with opportunities to travel, gain exposure to expense management and other administrative tasks.
  • Network with Retail Operations executives and provide feedback to leaders.

Based on the overall experience and performance during the 10 week internship, the intern may be eligible for Retail Operation's full development program.

 

 

Qualifications

  • Must be a Junior going into your Senior year, graduating between Fall 2018 and Spring 2019
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university
  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug test, physical exam and background check
  • Must be willing to travel and work a flexible schedule; including weekends
  • Must have a valid driver's license

 

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy of Bridgestone 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.

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