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Legal Counsel


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 93051 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Goodyear. More Driven.




About the Position:


The Legal Counsel, Americas will be a member of the Americas Law Department at the Global Headquarters for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio, serving as a thought leader and partner to Goodyear’s largest strategic business unit, the Americas. The ideal candidate is business-savvy and client-service oriented, takes initiative in creating and improving legal processes, and excels at delivering high-quality, actionable and timely legal advice in a collaborative, fast-paced work environment.  


Key Responsibilities:


•    Counsel Goodyear business partners on a wide-range of legal issues impacting the organization and its business objectives.
•    Structure, draft, review and negotiate sales, distribution and marketing related contracts of various size and scope for clients. 
•    Provide day-to-day legal advice regarding sales, distribution, advertising, marketing, promotions and Goodyear’s brand sponsorships.
•    Assist clients with strategic projects relating to new products, services and business models.  
•    Develop and deliver training to clients on various legal topics and policies
•    Support clients in connection with contract disputes and settlement discussions. 
•    Counsel and advise clients on applicable laws and regulations, evaluate and mitigate risk, and ensure compliance with Company policy. 
•    Assist and coordinate with other attorneys in the Goodyear Law Department as needed.


Required Experience/Education:


•    A Law degree from an accredited U.S. law school and a member of the bar (not state specific).
•    The ideal candidate will have 4+ years of general business law experience at a major law firm and/or in-house corporate legal department, including commercial  law and wide-ranging contract experience.
•    Previous legal experience in advertising, consumer products, and/or antitrust is strongly preferred.
•    Additional legal experience in the areas of e-commerce, digital marketing, product distribution, government sales or retail is a plus.

Personal Attributes and Skills:


•    Commitment to delivering exceptional client-service and driving practical and business-orientated solutions that achieve results. 
•    Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work and gain trust at all levels of the organization.
•    Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
•    Collaborative, business-focused and team-oriented.
•    Demonstrated ability to create and improve legal processes.
•    Self-starter that can prioritize workload, self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks, and meet tight business deadlines.
•    Anticipate, embrace and encourage change with ability to continuously adapt to evolving business and legal environment.
•    Critical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills.
•    Highest level of ethical conduct and integrity.




Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 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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