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Sr. IT Project Manager

Date:  Jun 10, 2021

Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Location: Akron, OH  (Hybrid Work From Home Offered)
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 





Position Description:

The Sr. IT Project Manager is the leader of one or several projects, programs or workstreams of low to medium complexity.  Stakeholders usually within one PBU, multiple functions plus corporate interested parties.  Operates with general supervision from directors or managers. Accountable to deliver business case of assigned IT projects within their defined responsibility in line with project assumptions. Ensure all IT projects assigned align with Business Unit Strategies and the Strategic Road Map. Communicate as needed to keep the project aligned with the changing needs of the business. Manage the individual projects with project management discipline and attention to all key areas including but not limited to stakeholder, scope, cost, and time management. 


Principal Responsibilities:

  • The project manager should align projects with corporate strategy and enable the team and sponsors to adequately plan for the execution and success of the project.
  • The Project manager will manage uncertainties on the project with appropriate contingency and mitigation plans. This includes documenting and maintaining risks & issues of the project.  Monitor and control the project throughout it's life cycle. Maintain the project plan to ensure project success.  Assure that project scope changes are documented and approved.
  • Manage, either formally or through influence, the engagement of the assigned project team members to successfully execute the project.  Develop the team dynamics to be effective at working together, and develop individual team members with required training and coaching. 
  • Ensure project communications support successful completion.  This includes proper stakeholder analysis, communication planning, organizational change management analysis and planning.  Be a single point of contact for the program/project for all key stakeholders in corporate, the business unit, the plant, or other functional organizations. Ensure lessons learned are documented and routed to appropriate stakeholders for dissemination.
  • Work with assigned project team members and contributors to successfully create the project plan with sufficient detail to enable resource estimation.  Work with the Project Sponsor and major stakeholders to facilitate agreement on high level project goals being addressed, as well as key measures of success.


Required Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree. Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Associate of Project Management (certification existing or within 12 months) preferred.
  • Required Experience: 7 years’ experience; 3 years project experience (any capacity)
  • Preferred Experiences: 3 years' experience managing others. 2 years minimum years leading projects. Worked for multiple functions or SBUs is desirable.


Personal Skills/Attributes/and Qualifications:

  • Required: Highly motivated. Drive for Results. Priority Setting, Planning, Problem Solving
  • Proficient in software scheduling Programs and can teach others.
  • Preferred: Process Management.  Learning on the fly. Organizing. Manage conflict. Informing.




Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 62,000 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

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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