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Manager Global Business Continuity

Date: Jan 11, 2021

Location: Akron, OH, US

Company: Goodyear

Requisition ID: 73318 
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 organizational resilience and manage through major incidents and crises.
STRATEGY: Propose, develop and support all BC and Organizational Risk activities aligned with Senior Management's risk tolerance for the region. 
IMPLEMENTATION: Facilitate and implement the most practical regional Risk & BC Strategies aligned with present and escalating Business Risks & Requirements in all manufacturing and non-manufacturing locations. 
AWARENESS: Nurture an effective Organizationally Resilient & BC Culture.
ALIGNMENT & SYNERGIES: Align with Corporate & Regional BC Risk based Framework as approved by operational leadership. 


Primary Responsibilities

  • Leads the development of a Regional BC and Risk Management architecture: Risk Appetite evaluation, Critical Process identification and support in pre-planning, response and recovery phases.  Assists in developing appropriate BC Plans to address key regional risks and support critical processes.  Oversees, monitors & challenges functional & local facility support personnel in manufacturing and non-manufacturing locations.  Facilitates processing of BC data for effective simulations & projections through testing of BC plans.
  • Leads the development of a Regional Business Continuity Strategy for sites & functions based on found risks & risk appetite, a strategy that covers and continually improves BC Processes / adverse event Preparation & Management / Good Practices & Lessons Learned sharing / Tools / Auditing & Testing. Oversees, monitors & challenges functional & local Business Continuity Management including planning activities
  • Aligns & supports defining priorities with Global BC and other regions, acting as an internal Risk Management & Business Continuity consultant for this purpose. Supports the elaboration of Policies & Communication for Leadership endorsement
  • Manages risk & business continuity intelligence & benchmarking and assures related communication to / from / among relevant stakeholders within the region and in line with Global programs and policies as needed. Generates and develops stakeholders' awareness & understanding for BC & related return on investment
  • Supports securing the necessary human & BC related resources throughout the region, resources that are critical to Strategy Implementation and BC and Organizational Resilience generation. Develops practical processes, tools, templates for a pragmatic implementation of Global and Regional BC Strategies


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree. 
  • CBCP (Certified Business Continuity Professional) Certification by DRI International desired.
  • Master level and Auditor Certifications in BC by DRI International, ARM in Risk Management, PMP in Project Management desired
  • A minimum 8 years experience in development, management and successful implementation of BC related programs in a global organization with multiple business units, complex business structures and diverse production, logistics and retail processes.  Proven skills in applying BC and ISO related standards.  Proven ability to work with diverse and different cultures in all regions, while focused on goals, rather than obstacles and barriers.


Skills and Abilities

  • View and understand complex / conflicting information regarding BC process components and implement them into an easy to understand format and workstreams for all team members.  Manage and influence others not reporting directly to them through communication of vision, mission, objectives and strategies.  Absolute integrity while managing sensitive and confidential matters. Work well under minimal supervision in a high profile role with executive leadership during crises.  Comfortable with influence management role of 400+ associates.





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.

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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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