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Human Resources Generalist, Global Functions

Date:  Apr 7, 2021

Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

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



About the Position

The Human Resource Generalist provides key support and guidance to the leaders and associates in the Finance organization. The role implements and executes defined programs and initiatives as part of the Global Finance HR team and as a member of the Global Functions HR Organization.  This position reports to the Director HR, Global Finance.


The role leads and directs the day-to-day HR operations, processes and initiatives for the Finance organization and will interact with various levels and areas of the Finance function to execute key HR and business initiatives focusing on talent, leadership, engagement, employee relations, performance management, development planning, merit planning, staffing, and training.  While the role focuses primarily on the US-based population, the role will engage with global / regional managers in order to effectively manage the function's overall talent management initiatives.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead key HR processes from a project management and transactional perspective, in support of the overall objectives for designated client group(s). Lead key HR activities within designated client group(s) - Including organization and talent, performance/talent management, merit planning and succession planning. Be a resource for your client group(s), HR teams/colleagues (in various centers of excellence [COEs]) regarding implementation, measurement and improvement of multiple HR processes (e.g. recruiting, succession planning, performance management, merit planning and HR information systems [HRIS]).
  • Provides coaching/consultation to designated client group(s) regarding employee relations and HR issues. Partner closely with both Legal and management to ensure appropriate steps are taken to support business needs, while adhering to all Goodyear policies and state/federal laws. Conduct/Manage investigations into harassment, discrimination, employee relations, fraud, theft and other allegations against the company, associates and management. Work with management to recommend appropriate follow-up actions, based off investigation outcomes.
  • Own the performance management process (includes conducting calibration sessions; consulting with designated client group[s] on dealing with poor performers and managing performance improvement plans; partnering with Legal and management regarding next steps for associates who do not successfully complete performance improvement plans [PIPs]). Lead organization recruitment needs (includes position description development, applicant tracking system utilization, interviewing, offer generation, transfers, etc.) for all positions within your client group(s). Manage the engagement survey process (includes execution of survey, evaluating results, communications, action plans and follow-up).
  • HR support for early talent programs (i.e. Finance development programs, internships and other development initiatives [performance management, campus recruiting, rotation management, training/development, mentoring, associate engagement and overall partnership with management on early talent initiatives]. Mentor/Support HR development and HR Interns
  • Lead/Manage immigration and global mobility cases (within the designated client group[s]). Partner closely with Global Mobility, Legal and regional counterparts to manage all expatriates (expats) and inpatriates (inpats) activity. Owns immigration case work for all H1-B and L-1 holders (including facilitating the green card process for designated client group[s]). 
  • Ad-hoc reporting from various HRIS sources and associated analytics. Make recommendations from data to drive performance improvement within HR, Finance and Information Technology (IT). Develop HR process documentation and methods to communicate/educate managers on proper use of process (for example, recruiting/on-boarding/exit processes, etc).


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelors’ degree in Business, Human Resources or a related field. Masters’ degree in Business, HR or related preferred.
  • 4 or more years of experience in Human Resource - With increasing accountability/responsibility for core Human Resource processes
  • Experience investigating, analyzing and solving a myriad of complex associate relations issues - With a balance of process orientation, sense of urgency and attention to detail
  • Experience in delivering results across the full array of Human Resource processes (such as recruiting, [internal] talent management, succession planning, compensation, on-boarding and employee relations)
  • Prior interviewing and talent assessment experience
  • Human Resource experience supporting clients in a global and/or multi-site environment - Desired


 Skills and Abilities

  • Familiarity with managing immigration (H1-B, green card) processes and/or globally mobile employees (expat/inpats) - Desired
  • Through effective communications (written/verbal) skills - Able to present ideas/information clearly/persuasively to a wide-range of audiences
  • Teamwork skills that establish/maintain credibility with business leaders/associates, HR team members and HR COEs
  • Strong base of business acumen - Enabling an understanding of all key aspects of business operations

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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