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BSAL-Franchise Development Manager

Specialization:  Sales/ Consumer/ Commercial/ Distributor Markets

Sydney, NSW, AU, 2000

Date Posted:  14-Mar-2023

About us

A renowned global leader in tyres and rubber, Bridgestone is striving towards a vision to provide both social value and customer value as a sustainable solutions company. With sustainability at the core of our business and guided by the values of our Bridgestone E8 Commitment, Bridgestone offers a diverse product portfolio of premium tyres and advanced solutions backed by innovative technologies, improving the way people around the world move, live, work and play. 

In Australia, Bridgestone offers a range of services and solutions to all segments of the Australian market. Our extensive range of quality tyres is complemented by the provision of mechanical and fleet services through the company’s nationwide retail network of Bridgestone Select and Bridgestone Service Centres, mobile service provider Lube Mobile, and the manufacturing and sale of quality retreads through Bandag Pty Limited.

About the role

Reporting to the National Network Development Manager based in Brisbane , you will build Bridgestone store numbers within the state through identifying and opening new sites. Recruiting the best quality available franchisees for new store locations. Ensuring all new stores are fully operational, compliant and the new franchisees are correctly trained at the time of hand over. You will lead our Manage to Own program for the state and facilitate the resale of existing Select franchises stores when required.

About you

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills,  tenacity, experience in property and/or franchise management and the ability to identify and negotiate with potential franchisees, property developers and other key stakeholders. This will be coupled with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities as well as high-level relationship management expertise. Tertiary qualifications in Business, Marketing or other related disciplines will be highly regarded. This is an exciting opportunity for a proactive, dynamic, and commercially astute individual to continue their career in a role that will provide significant personal and professional satisfaction.

Key skills we are looking for:

Relevant experience in opening or developing retail outlets, Tertiary degree in business or related discipline would be highly regarded, excellent communication skills, understanding of commercial real estate (leasing), experience in Franchisee recruitment would be highly regarded, strong negotiating skills, an understanding of retail store operations would be highly regarded, strong problem solving and analytical skills, sound knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, self-motivated and driven to achieve.

What we offer

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary package, incentive program, functional vehicle, and staff discounts. You will also join a globally recognised company that values its employees.