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Contract Manager - Procurement


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Location: US-OH-AKRON-CORP-HDQTRS-2110   
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 



Primary Purpose of Position:

This position contributes to and drives execution and continuous improvement within the Procurement group by assisting in the contract related aspects of the procurement process, including:

- Assisting Procurement personnel in the management of contract flow from initiation to signing.

- Assisting Procurement personnel as necessary in the development and use of requests for information, requests for proposals and similar documents.

- Assisting in the use, and where appropriate modification and/or development, of Goodyear template and related documents, including Non-Disclosure Agreements, Master Services Agreements, Master Supply Agreements and other required legal documents.

- Implementing and improving procurement processes for review, modification, approval and retention of contracts and other legal documents.

- Supporting other Contract Managers with similar tasks.

The position involves contract review, analysis and drafting, and related negotiations and communications with Contract Managers and other vendor representatives.

This position also helps to identify Goodyear functions impacted by procurement projects and helps to facilitate discussions between Procurement personnel and Goodyear associates within such functions, so that contracts and other legal documents reflect the input and expertise of relevant Goodyear personnel


Principle Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Work with existing processes, and where appropriate design, maintain and document processes, for the Procurement contracting function, including contract template selection (and where appropriate design), review and approval of contracts and tracking contract progress internally and externally


  • Handling of drafting, analysis, and review of contracts and related modifications and contract and / or terms related discussions and negotiations with suppliers' Contract Managers and other representatives, using a combination of standard language and situation specific language


  • Assist Procurement personnel in the management of contract flow from initiation to signing.


  • Process contracts for approval, finalizing and routing them using the current procedures. Participate in and assist Procurement and business representatives with, as necessary, contract related aspects of the project planning and project initiation process, including the creation of requests for information, requests for proposal and like documents


  • Partner with Procurement and business representatives in the utilization (and as appropriate modification and development) of Master Goods, Services and other Agreements as well as other legal documents.


  • Help to identify business functions impacted by procurement projects and documents and to facilitate discussions between Procurement personnel and associates within such functions, incorporating functional feedback into contracts and other legal documents as necessary.
  • Support other Contract Managers with contract management tasks



  • Bachelor's degree or in lieu of degree 10 or more years of experience in contract management. 



  • 5 or more years of experience in contract management (in a global business environment - Desired) *PLEASE NOTE: This position is for Contract Management and related review/coordination, it is not a general Procurement or Legal/Law department services role
  • 2 or more years of experience successfully leading/supporting projects of varying levels of complexity
  • Demonstrated experience in contract drafting, review, coordination and records retention
  • Experience with contract/document management software (e.g., contract lifecycle management software) - Desired
  • Understanding of Article 2 of the uniform Commercial code - desired. 



  • Demonstrated experience in contract management processes (including contract drafting and review)
  • Proven ability to negotiate effectively in a contract environment
  • Proven ability to work across business units, functions and management levels to achieve results, complete work and manage deadlines
  • Ability to work closely with business representatives to understand and document business requirements
  • Knowledge of contracting best practices
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with the ability to identify/resolve problems quickly
  • Ability to help design or modify processes (as needed)


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

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: Procurement, Drafting, RFP, Pre-Sales, Document Management, Operations, Engineering, Sales, Technology

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