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HR Specialist 2 - Commercial Tire & Service Centers

Date: Aug 21, 2019

Location: Akron, OH, US

Company: Goodyear

Requisition ID: 49706 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Goodyear. More Driven.




Primary Purpose of Position:

  • The HR Specialist II CTSC acts as senior business partner and consultant in the COO HR organization.  
  • They will collaborate with HR, Region and Center Leadership to provide support for key Human Resource and business imperatives focusing on Talent, Leadership, Organization and Culture. This role will have responsibilities around compliance, associate relations, performance management, merit planning, affirmative action, staffing, safety, training, engagement and partnership with our payroll and benefit providers.  
  • The position will also be charged with the design and implementation of significant projects that will add strategic value to the entire COO organization.  They will play a key role in mentoring and helping direct work of team members in strong partnership with the HRM (while continuing to be a strong individual contributor in the HR Specialist function).  
  • The HR Specialist CTSC will have full knowledge of CTSC policies and procedures to provide direction to management and associates as needed. The position will be the primary specialist on the application of those policies, including disciplinary outcomes.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Act as a business partner to the management team in the field on people, social, and organizational issues.  Give direction to managers based on company policy, collective bargaining agreements, applicable laws and past practices.  Analyze talent strategies/staffing levels for optimal productivity for the business. Drive succession planning process for key talent pools. Align training and development resources/programs and plans to ensure ready now successors within the businesses and all associates.  Lead Key HR projects like Turn Over reduction, Onboarding improvement, policy and procedure alignment, and various others depending on changing business needs and objectives.   
  • Manage associate relations with business leadership.  Act as a collaborative partner to the management team in the field on people, social, and organizational issues.  Provide direction to managers based on company policy, collective bargaining agreements, applicable laws and past practices. This may include employee complaint investigations with appropriate follow-up through collaboration with Goodyear's legal counsel. Provide careful review and approval of disciplinary actions and terminations and make recommendations for corrective action based on past practice and company policy.   This may require on-site visits to operation locations to maintain employee relations and audit standards and policy compliance.  
  • Maintain compliance to internal and external standards.  Including but not limited to EEOC, Affirmative Action, OSHA, Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Transit Authority (FTA), Business Ethics, corporate HR initiatives and processes and employment/labor laws.  This also includes review and approval of transfers, promotions and pay increases.  Assist the HRM on ensuring team assignments stay on track and are accomplished with quality results.
  • Facilitate performance management processes across the organization to recognize high potential associates and address low performers.  Drive process, compliance, and ensure proper associate feedback to progress toward a high-performance organizational culture.  Help identify and coach talent to align to HR department goals and Goodyear value
  • Partners with the Environmental, Health and Safety Manager to ensure appropriate procedures, practices and training are implemented and followed consistently.



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Masters Degree preferred
  • 5-8 years’ experience as an HR Professional, required. PHR/SHRM Certification, preferred.
  • Experience within retail, multi-unit or multi-state organization, preferred
  • Proven experience with Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience with both union and non-union environments, preferred
  • Experience with investigation, analyzing and solving complex associate relations issues
  • Through knowledge of state and federal employment laws, preferred
  • Energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards
  • A strategic planner with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgement and strong operational focus
  • An articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization and possesses excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality for sensitive information  


Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 64,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 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

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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