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Associate Category Lead - MRO

Date: Nov 17, 2020

Location: Akron, OH, US

Company: Goodyear

Requisition ID: 70633 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Goodyear. More Driven.

 

 

 

About the Position

  • Executes global category strategy at the commodity level.  Leads the bid process - RFI release, RFP development, etc. - to make sound commodity-level sourcing decisions. Serves as first point of contact for suppliers related to commodities in scope.
  • Leverages market data through should-cost models and other forms of financial or negotiation strategies.  Supports the Commercial Council through effective two-way communication process to drive continuous improvement and positive stakeholder relationships.
  • Serves as first point of contact for suppliers related to category of spend.  Supports Category Leads with strategic supplier relationships through data-driven recommendations.   

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Category Strategy: Partners with Category leadership to execute strategy at the commodity level. Leads the bid process - RFI release, RFP development, etc.  Supports negotiation process by providing necessary analytics.
  • Supplier Relationship Management: Serves as first point of contact for suppliers related to category of spend.  Supports Category Leads with strategic supplier relationships through data-driven recommendations.
  • Organizational & Operational Excellence: Leverages market data through should-cost models and other forms of financial or negotiation strategies.       
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration/Stakeholder Management: Develops and maintains appropriate two-way communication channel between Procurement and the Commercial Council to ensure exchange of feedback in order to drive continuous improvement.         
  • Building Organizational Capability: Accountable for meeting aspirational training goals for 7-Step Strategic Sourcing Process and Enhanced Sourcing Tools. Collaborates with peers and leaders within the Category Team dispersed globally.               

 

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • 1+ years of experience in a corporate setting required.  Prior experience in Procurement, Supply Chain or a related Operational function preferred.

 

Skills and Abilities

  • Fundamental knowledge of business processes required.
  • Organization skills, strong Microsoft Access/Excel skills and/or other database programs, a team player, strong communication skills, influence skills,  self-directing, and ability to work in a very fast paced, multi-tasking environment.
  • Strong financial/statistical analysis, foreign language desired.     

   

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Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 62,000 people and manufactures its products in 46 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.

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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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