Leadership Development Internship

Company Name:
Firestone Complete Auto Care
Overview:
With over 43,000 employees, Bridgestone Americas, Inc., eclipses its nearest competitor in the industry. And this means BIG opportunities for people who want to develop their career at the world's largest tire and rubber organization.
Just how big are the opportunities available?
It's up to you. Most of our senior teammates have grown their careers through internal promotional opportunities as our focus is on developing strong talent to create future leaders. We have one of the highest retention rates of any retailer in any industry and Bridgestone Americas is committed to providing you the resources and infrastructure needed to be your best.
Responsibilities:
The Bridgestone Leadership Development Internship Program provides you exposure to our core business unit, Retail Operations. Our ten week internship is paid ($15 per hour) and will begin in June of 2015. You will receive hands on experience with operations management, marketing, financial analysis, product knowledge, leadership development and our overall business strategy.
Bridgestone's internship program consists of a combination of group training and individual development.
The first week will begin with our intern orientation in Chicago, IL. You will spend orientation with the entire internship class, as we believe this encourages collaboration and team building. We pay for your flight and other travel expenses to Chicago, and of course for your classroom time while you're there. Last year we flew 225 interns to Chicago, IL.
We fly our interns home at the end of the first week and during weeks 2 - 10, and your experience will continue at one of our 2,200 Firestone or Tires Plus retail locations located throughout the the United States. We identify our top training managers each year and pair interns together with one of these leaders during weeks 2-10 of the internship. Interns can tell us where they would like to live during the summer, and because we have such a large footprint of stores nationwide, we can almost always locate a top training store nearby. During the internship you will have the opportunity to lead one of the most important projects of the summer: Your store's Grass Roots Sales Event.
Your hands on training, leadership, sales experience, and exposure to customer analytics, will enable you to thoroughly prepare for and execute your final grassroots project.
Upon completion of the internship, top intern participants will be presented with full-time offers for theBridgestone Leadership Development Program (BLDP) and will be invited to our corporate office in Nashville, Tennessee, to meet our executive team and to learn more about our innovative and dynamic culture.
Those who accept an offer to join the Bridgestone Leadership Program will have a full-time job lined upon graduation.
Since our stores are open evenings and weekends, your daily schedule may vary but you will work no more than a total of 40 hours each week.
Qualifications:
Must be graduating between December 2015 and December 2016.
Demonstrated success in retail sales management is a plus.
Valid driver's license required.
Pre-employment drug test/physical/background check will help assure we build teams of people who can best work with others and serve the needs of our customers.
Benefits, Privileges and Growth Opportunities
We offer over 31 Benefits and Privileges to include medical, dental, vision, 401k, cash balance retirement plan and more.
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 teammates.
Over 100 years of success is an indication of the stability our workforce enjoys.
Career Keywords: manager, retail, retail manager, sales manager, shop manager, chain, management, supervisor, sales, assistant manager, assistant store manager, retail management, key holder, retail manager, motor, chassis, repair, automotive, business jobs, internship, ,
Store Address: 1751 Airport Road
Employee Type: Regular Full-Time
Degree Preferred: 4 Year Degree
Requisition ID: 2014-38506
Location: US - PA - ALLENTOWN

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