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Category Lead, Latin America Logistics

Location: 

Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 107581 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

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About The position:


The Category Lead executes sourcing strategies across multiple commodities in alignment with overall category strategy. Leverages market data, cost modeling to support the development of negotiation strategies. Supports contract negotiations. Develops efficient channels for capturing effective market intelligence.  Develops relationships with suppliers focused on total cost of ownership, advantaged supply chain, innovation and continuous process improvement.            

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Category Strategy: Executes sourcing strategies in alignment with overall category strategy. Leverages market data, cost modeling to support the development of negotiation strategies. Supports contract negotiations.         

  • Supplier Relationship Management: Develops relationships with suppliers focused on total cost of ownership, advantaged supply chain, innovation and continuous process improvement       

  • Organizational & Operational Excellence: Develops and nurtures internal cross-functional relationships. Develops efficient channels for capturing effective market intelligence. 

  • Cross-Functional Collaboration/Stakeholder Management: Actively participates in Commercial Council and serves as a key driver for accomplishing Council goals. 

  • Building Organizational Capability: Utilizes 7-Step Strategic Sourcing Process and Enhanced Sourcing Tools in day to day work. Collaborates with peers and leaders within the Category team. Informal leadership to Procurement Specialists.   

 

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business or a related field required

  • 3+ years of experience in Procurement, Supply Chain or a related Operational function required.  

  • Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese required (one of the two)

  • Previous strategic sourcing experience required.  

  • Experience in a related industry preferred

 

Desired Skills and Abilities                  

  • Knowledge of core procurement processes and strategic sourcing concepts.

  • Strong financial/statistical analysis, organization skills, strong Microsoft Access/Excel skills and/or other database programs, 

  • A team player, strong written and verbal communication skills, influence skills, self-directing

  • Ability to work in a very fast paced, multi-tasking environment.

 

 

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Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 facilities in 23 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 regard 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.

 

Click here for more information about Equal Employment Opportunity laws, and here for additional supplementary information. 

 


Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Logistics, Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing, Supply, Procurement, Operations

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