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Lead Sustainability Strategist


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 116963 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Goodyear. More Driven.




About the Position 


For 125 years, Goodyear has been developing products and services that keep the world moving. From emergency response vehicles that save lives each day to aircraft that make global travel possible to the cars, SUVs and trucks that bring people home to their families, Goodyear tires and service play an integral role in bringing people together and making transportation possible.  
In our relentless pursuit of forward motion, Goodyear is constantly evolving to improve our performance. In addition to continuously enhancing product quality and developing new innovative technologies, we are also working toward building a better future, to keep the world moving.  
In 2018, we launched Goodyear Better Future, our corporate responsibility framework, to enhance the existing governance of our high-priority sustainability focal areas. The framework helps ensure corporate responsibility is integrated into all levels of our organization, promotes communication and awareness, and drives alignment with our corporate strategy and stakeholder priorities. 
To fully support this framework, Goodyear is looking to hire a Lead Sustainability Strategist, to join our Corporate Global Sustainability team to help lead and execute strategies for Goodyear's high priority sustainability topics. The position is responsible for developing/implementing strategy and managing the impact of multiple sustainability topics. This position works cross-functionally to contribute to materials and sustainability topic strategy development. 


Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Partner with the organization as a subject matter expert to advise on goals, strategy and solutions development to advance our maturity on sustainability related topics such as nature, circularity, climate change and human rights  

  • Provide project management support for execution of corporate wide sustainability initiatives such as our Goodyear Better Future governance process and external funding initiatives

  • Research complex sustainability topics and advise the organization on risks and opportunities related to Goodyear's business model  

  • Support the development of tools and resources to build organizational capability and awareness of sustainability related topics such our sustainability learning academy 

Required Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Management, Sustainability, Engineering, or related field.

  • Master's Degree or relevant topic area certifications Preferred

  • 7+ years relevant sustainability experience required.

  • Experience in guiding, mentoring and/or leading a team

  • Project management, external funding and/or learning & development, external sustainability / ESG disclosures experiences desired


Skills and Abilities: 

  • Project management  

  • Systems thinking  

  • Strategic thinking  

  • Influencing skills 

  • Strong written & oral communication skills  

  • Cross-functional collaboration  

  • Self-learner



About The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

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

Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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