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LCA Practitioner Principal


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 122072 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Goodyear. More Driven.





About the Position

The Sustainability Life Cycle Assessment Practitioner Principal helps support Goodyear's better future strategy and efforts to evaluate sustainability related to business actions and reducing the footprint of the Goodyear portfolio (including products, services, and supply chain). The position requires detailed knowledge and experience in life cycle assessment (LCA) to support Goodyear LCA activities and requests for sustainability targets and performance. The incumbent will independently conduct and manage projects pertaining to LCA (or related approaches) to inform on strategies, communications, and marketing needs. This role contributes to our company-wide strategic sustainability efforts with the goal of ensuring that the company’s sustainability efforts enhance business performance and supports the long-term interests of the company.



  • Assess/Guide to Assess/Educate on the life cycle impacts of Goodyear's products, services, technologies, and supply chain in accordance with ISO standards and other associated methodologies - Ensuring robust/credible outcomes
  • Analyze/Manipulate data and develop life cycle inventories and create life cycle assessment models using LCA (life cycle assessment) software
  • Interpret, document & clearly communicate results of assessments (internally and externally) to inform on strategy, marketing, and communication needs
  • Evaluate & make recommendations to reduce the footprint of Goodyear products, services, technologies, and supply chain
  • Lead scope 3 greenhouse gas assessments (including data collection and reporting)
  • Partner with functions and business areas to understand sustainability priorities and develop methods and assessments to support 
  • Guide the development and quantification of metrics related to associated corporate/functional sustainability goals
  • Represent and integrate life cycle assessment tools to enable teams to answer customer requests and to inform on innovation processes
  • Guide customer-facing teams with customer presentations and engagement on sustainability
  • Guide Communications and marketing teams in developing communication materials related to product sustainability assessment     
  • Participate in internal councils & external working groups w/ appropriate oversight & facilitate cross-functional alignment as appropriate
  • Govern continuous education on emerging trends and requirements in the field (globally)
  • Lead building assessment capability through activities (such as evaluation and exploration of new methods)
  • Problem solving develops solutions to a variety of complex scope, leads continuous improvement activities
  • Project management: basic project management training, leads basic projects and contributes to more complex projects lead by others
  • Process development: responsible for developing standard work & documenting team processes for focused topics and integration into other processes



Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, or a related field, required
  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Science, or a related field, desired
  • 5+ yrs. of experience in sustainability-related or relevant area (application of life cycle assessment or foot-printing methodologies desired) - LCACP (life cycle assessment certified professional) desired
  • Knowledge of quantification of enviro impacts, understanding of env science and issues related to the env, circular economy and eco-design as they relate to products and operations
  • Familiarity with life cycle assessment standards and guidelines (including ISO 14040/14044) and corporate sustainability standards desired
  • Experience using LCA software and dev models desired
  • Data analysis, stakeholder management desired
  • Goodyear product and process knowledge desired



Knowledge and Skills

  • Broader expertise on one or more key topics (e.g., bio-based materials, circular economy, biodiversity, industrial ecology)
  • Ability to comm complex info on sustainability & data to non-technical audiences
  • Strong analytical skills related to data manipulation, analysis & uncertainty
  • Knowledge or experience supporting environmental claims desired
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders
  • Basic project management training: ability to work with minimal supervision; strong comm skills; ability to work in cross-functional teams
  • Ability to prepare robust analysis and develop complex sustainability reports; problem solving skills


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.


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

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Project Manager, QA, Quality Assurance, Engineer, Operations, Technology, Quality, Engineering

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