GCR is one of the nation’s largest full service Tire & Service companies. Our extensive network of tire stores provides greater availability for customers to purchase tires and related services. GCR Tires & Service is a division of Bridgestone America's Tire Operations (BATO), providing outstanding service from well over 200 locations in 48 US States and Eastern Canada. GCR Tires & Service has the right mix of service, new tire and re-tread knowledge to ensure the ongoing success of our customers. Most of our locations also offer 24-hour roadside assistance. We offer a wide variety of passenger, light truck, medium truck, agricultural, industrial and off the road tires from brands such as Bridgestone, Firestone, and many more.
Bridgestone is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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. As the largest network of commercial tire and service centers in North America, we are looking for highly motivated individuals to take leadership roles quickly and be able to grow their career through the vast opportunities available within Bridgestone. 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.
The Bridgestone Commercial Leadership Development Internship provides you exposure to one of our core business units, Commercial Operations. Through the ten week program you will have the opportunity to learn operations management, sales best practices, financial analysis, product knowledge, leadership development and our overall business strategy.
The internship program will be a combination of group training and individual development. You will spend orientation with the entire internship class to allow collaboration and teambuilding while learning the foundation of our business. During your experience at one of our 300 commercial locations across the United States, you will be given an internship project allowing you to build and revitalize commercial customer accounts. The store experience will be a mixture of hands on training, leadership exposure, and outside sales to thoroughly prepare you for your final project.
Upon completion of the internship, top participants will be presented offers for the Bridgestone Commercial Catalyst Program and will be invited to our corporate office in Nashville, Tennessee to meet with our executive team and learn more about our innovative and dynamic culture. The BCLDP will begin in June of 2016, and all participants must complete their degree and be available to begin employment at this time.
Since our commercial stores are open evenings and weekends, your daily schedule may vary but any given week you will work no more than a total of 40 hours.
- Must be a rising Junior going in to your Senior year
- Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited university
- Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug test, physical exam and background check required
- Must have a valid driver's license required.
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