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Procurement Specialist


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 119027 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Goodyear. More Driven.




About the Position
The Procurement Specialist will provide operational support to the Commodity Manager & Category Manager positions through leadership of the bid process, bid analysis & first pass sourcing recommendations. The primary responsibility will include coordinating Supplier Relationship Management globally, maintaining all price information records within MACOS/SAP, and be responsible for commodity performance metrics, analyzing business intelligence & reporting supplier data trends.   




  • Lead the bid process, including but not limited to pre-bid source identification, RFI release, RFP development, bid scheduling, bid validation & participate in supplier negotiations. Support negotiations by providing bid analysis, productivity assessments & leverage opportunities. Obtain commodity volume forecast. 
  • Primary owner of supplier master data contained in price information records database (currently MACOS) & contract compliance. Develop & submit business case for new source approvals. Manage the MIS & Visual Data Board process to ensure data integrity. Administer & maintain source plan through multiple regional systems
  • Provide reporting on cost projections, risk estimates, productivities & working capital changes. Prepare clean sheet analysis as required by Commodity Managers in support of assigned commodities.
  • Primary responsibility to maintain all market intelligence records for assigned commodities in terms of product formulation, feedstock indicators (prices, volumes, etc.), worldwide manufacturers, technologies trends, freight & duty databases, exchange rates & competitive intelligence. Provide market analysis & recommendations to commodity Managers for review & incorporation into commodity & supplier strategies. 
  • Primary point of contact for supplier communications. Initiate & drive corrective actions as they relate to commodity strategies, supplier strategies & business continuity. Be responsible for process related to payments, invoice exceptions & cost of quality recoveries (over $5,000).             



Desired Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business/finance, purchasing & supply chain management specialization or engineering.
  • 1+ years of experience, preferred.
  • Prior internship, co-op experience in purchasing, supply chain or related field preferred.
  • Fundamental knowledge of business processes.
  • Organization skills, strong Microsoft Access/Excel skills &/or other database programs.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong financial/statistical analysis, foreign language, manufacturing process, mathematical modeling, international experience, purchasing or technical expertise desired.


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.


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

Job Segment: Procurement, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Manager, Buyer, Database, Operations, Technology

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