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Lead Product Stewardship Specialist

Date:  Jul 30, 2021

Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 84731 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: Yes 

Goodyear. More Driven.




About the Position 
The Product Stewards are responsible for a variety of responsibilities associated with chemical regulatory management to support various aspects of Goodyear's business model on a global basis. They partner with the business to advise and guide regarding regulations and restrictions around materials in various aspects of our operations including raw materials and final product composition.  

This role will lead our company-wide assessment and strategy for chemical regulatory compliance of the materials used in our operations and final products.  The incumbent will support our global stewardship organization and collaborate with other internal stakeholders to advise and educate on emerging risks and strategies for ensuring compliance associated with appicable chemical regulations. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Monitors and communicates on existing, developing and changing chemical regulations applicable to our global business model
  • Leads our global stewardship roundtable to drive alignment on actions and recommendations to ensure business continuity and compliance with regulations that apply to materials used in our operations and the final composition of our products 
  • Develops and delivers general chemical regulatory training for internal stakeholders to promote awareness and compliance 
  • Provides guidance and advises on strategies for chemical regulatory compliance to internal functions such as technology and procurement
  • Advises and implements best practices to advance our product stewardship maturity
  • May interface with external stakeholders such as customers and trade associations
  • Supports and mentors other product stewards


Required Education and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, toxicology, engineering, environmental science, or related field
    • Master’s degree in a related field; relevant topic area certifications 
  • 7 or more years of experience in Product Stewardship
  • Experience with other functional areas, such as Engineering, Sales, etc.
  • Experience with external organizations (i.e., Trade Associations)
  • Prior mentoring or supervising experience (desired)


Skills and Abilities

  • Expert knowledge of chemical regulations and customer requirements
  • Ability to influence and drive alignment; problem-solve
  • Project management
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Research skills, strong data analysis and interpretation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills






Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 54 facilities in 23 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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