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Director Americas Strategy


Akron, Ohio, United States, 44316

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 121880 
Sponsorship Available:  
Relocation Assistance Available: Yes 

Goodyear. More Driven.




The Director Americas Strategy will develop/execute long-term strategic plans for the Americas producer business units (PBUs) - Sustaining current business and seeking out new growth opportunities.


This position will engage/align with Americas PBU teams around a vision and strategy - Motivating them to promote and lead through transformational change.


The incumbent will coordinate, engage and align all parts of the America's organizations to connect/understand the impact of strategic decisions on a broader scale.


He/She must act as leader who drives innovation, change and long-term strategic vision throughout the organization in the development/deployment of best-in-class practices. This role will lead/own all strategic projects for the America's PBUs



Job Duties / Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:


  • Define/Align the business strategy - Delivering financial results through all cycles of the Americas PBUs.
  • Identify/Leverage synergies across the America's businesses (internally/externally) and drive seamless interactions between the teams.
  • Develop/Build sales capabilities for America's PBUs. Drive best-in-class business processes to advance the America's PBUs and financial results.
  • Lead the America's businesses in its future direction as a culmination of the above strategies, technologies and restructuring.
  • Drive alignment of RVCC (requirement versus capacity and capability) and P&L (profit and loss) processes to long-term business strategy.




  • Bachelor’s degree is required. MBA is preferred.
  • 12 or more years of experience that ranges across businesses and functions with direct and indirect authority
  • Experience managing a P&L
  • Relevant industry experience in a complex/global (business-to-business [B2B]/tire industry) organization with diverse product lines




  • Strategic thinker with ability to see the bigger picture and develop/execute a long-term strategic plan
  • Ability to engage/motivate people at all levels to forward thinking action
  • Ability to coordinate, engage and align diverse parts of the organization to connect/understand the vision, strategy and direction of the company




Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 71,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 facilities in 22 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.


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