New Venture Specialist


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 118882 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Goodyear. More Driven.




About the Position 
Goodyear SightLine is Goodyear's new suite of tire intelligence solutions that help enable seamless, safe, and reliable mobility for drivers, vehicles operators and automakers.
We are seeking a New Venture Specialist to help support the development and implementation of a connected vehicle initiative, assist in creating and operating a large scale North American "lab" of connected vehicles for the purpose of collecting and leveraging real world tires & vehicle usage data.
The New Venture Specialist will help ensure customer relationship management tools are maintained and will help facilitate SightLine target-fleet interaction as required.  Additionally, the New Venture Special will have the opportunity to represent organization in a business-to-business environment.


Primary Responsibilities
•    Perform an instrumental role on the Data-As-A-Service (DaaS) SightLine cross-functional external & internal teams to help deliver connected tire & vehicle living lab program from definition to deployment.
•    Establish and maintain strong relationships with internal and external key stakeholders, including customers, partners and related suppliers that will foster a high-performance organization.
•    Collaborate with Sightline DaaS Global Deployment team members to provide support and business insights that ensure field activities are executed in a very organized and cost-effective manner.
•    Work closely with DaaS team members to provide developmental guidance in regards to delivering marketing insight and valuable customer products to participating living lab customers.
•    Align with SightLine New Ventures Manager to ensure that the program remains on-budget and operates with a high-degree of fiscal responsibilities that delivers positive return to the organization.


Required Education and Experience 
•    B.S. in engineering, marketing, economics, or social sciences, required.

  • MBA or MS in the relevant fields desired. 

•    4+ years’ experience working in innovation projects or equivalent entrepreneurship/project/program management experiences.
•    Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks effectively in a fast-paced environment.
•    Excellent leadership, cross-functional collaboration, and communication skills.
•    Experience in innovation or customer facing roles.
•    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.     


Skills and Abilities
•    Ability to contribute to a cross functional team environment.
•    Ability to travel 10-20% on average.
•    Analytical skills including ability to assess target customer opportunities.
•    Communication skills - ability to clearly communicate progress of projects to stakeholders.



Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 74,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 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 regard 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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