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Manager Global Business Continuity


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 117946 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Goodyear. More Driven.




About the Position


Under the guidance of the Director, Global Business Continuity (BC), assist in leading Goodyear's BC Process and overall framework for all business units while focusing on a specific business unit's implementation of applicable strategies. Included are all activities targeted to reach operational resilience and manage through major incidents and crises.


This position will focus on the following:

Strategy: Propose, develop, and support all business continuity and operational risk activities - Aligning with senior management's risk tolerance for the region. 

Implementation: Facilitate/Implement the most practical regional risk and business continuity strategies - Aligned with present/escalating business risks/requirements in all manufacturing and non-manufacturing locations. 

Awareness: Nurture an effective, operationally resilient and business continuity culture.

Alignment and Synergies: Align with corporate/regional business continuity risk-based framework (as approved by operational leadership). 



  • Leads the Development of a Regional Business Continuity/Risk Management Architecture:

  • Risk appetite evaluation, critical process identification/support in pre-planning, response and recovery phases. Assists in developing appropriate business continuity plans to address key regional risks and support critical processes. Oversees, monitors and challenges functional/local facility support personnel in manufacturing and non-manufacturing locations. Facilitates processing of business continuity data for effective simulations/projections through testing of business continuity plans. 

  • Leads the development of a regional business continuity strategy for sites/functions based on found risks and risk appetite - A strategy that covers and continually improves business continuity processes, adverse event preparation and management, good practices and lessons learned sharing, tools and auditing/testing. Oversees, monitors and challenges functional/local business continuity management (including planning activities).

  • Aligns/Supports defining priorities (with global business continuity) and other regions (acting as an internal risk management/ business continuity consultant). Supports the elaboration of policies/communication for leadership endorsement.

  • Manages risk and business continuity intelligence/benchmarking - Assuring related communication to/from/among relevant stakeholders (within the region) are aligned with global programs and policies (as needed). Generates/Develops stakeholders' awareness and understanding for business continuity and related return on investment (ROI)

  • Supports securing the necessary human/business continuity related resources (throughout the region) - Resources that are critical to strategy implementation, business continuity and organizational resilience generation. Develops practical processes, tools and templates for a pragmatic implementation of global/regional business continuity strategies.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelors degree

  • CBCP (Certified Business Continuity Professional) Certification by DRI

  • Master level and Auditor Certifications in Business Continuity by DRI International, Associate in Risk Management (ARM) desired

  • 8 or more years of experience in development, management, and successful implementation of business continuity related programs in a global organization with multiple business units, complex business structures and diverse production, logistics and retail processes

  • 5 or more years of experience in using BC software (FUSION Risk management, or other)

  • Proven skills in applying business continuity and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) related standards

  • Proven ability to work with diverse cultures (in all regions) - While focusing on goal, rather than obstacles and barriers


Skills and Abilities

  • View/Understand complex and conflicting information regarding business continuity process components - Implement into an easy-to-understand format/workstreams for all team members

  • Manage/Influence others (not direct reports) through communication of vision, mission, objectives, and strategies 

  • Maintain absolute integrity while managing sensitive/confidential matters

  • Microsoft Office Suite

  • Work well under minimal supervision




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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