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Communications Manager, Global Innovation and Technology

Date:  Mar 31, 2021

Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Location: Akron, OH
Sponsorship Available:  No
Relocation Assistance Available: No 



Communications Manager– Global Innovation and Technology

About the Position

The Communications Manager - Global Technology will support Goodyear’s Beyond Tires, and Innovation/Technology Strategy and will be responsible for building Goodyear's Innovation brand both internally and externally by delivering compelling storytelling to a variety of stakeholders.  This Strategic Communications Leader will take an active and leading role in shaping Goodyear's future mobility and product technology storytelling efforts across our Technology and Innovation teams as well as through omni-channel external communication efforts finding ways to advance Goodyear as a thought leader.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Build, execute and measure an omni-channel internal / external communications plan for the Global Technology function that is focused on employee engagement, recognition, long-term vision, and other key areas as well as external audience awareness. 
  • Build Innovation Brand - Work with PR agency support to drive highly visible omni-channel media opportunities for CTO and other members of the Technology leadership team.  Build and leverage media contacts for proactive pitching.  Find appropriate conferences and other venues for Goodyear technology leaders to appear at and deliver Goodyear messaging. Use external coverage and appearances to drive associate pride.
  • Presentation and written communications Excellence - Develop best-in-class speaker and presentation materials for a variety of meetings.  Create concise, high-quality messaging and written materials for CTO and other key leaders.


Required Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in communications, English, Journalism or related field required. Advanced degrees and professional certifications desired.
  • A minimum of 7 years of related communications experience in a large global company and/or PR firm.
  • Previous communications experience in an organization that emphasizes technology.
  • Global mindset coupled with hands-on experience working across geographies in a matrix environment desired.
  • Previous concentration on finding stories and capitalizing on them through various internal and external channels


 Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to translate complex technical information into writing for a broad audience.
  • A proactive and curious mindset.
  • Resiliency and persistence to drive ideas from inception to completion.
  • An appetite to create connections.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding and collaborative environment.




Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 63,000 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

Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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