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Senior Program Manager


Akron, OH, US, 44316

Company:  Goodyear

Location: US-OH-AKRON-CORP-HDQTRS-2110   
Goodyear Talent Acquisition Representative: Nicole Coult  
Sponsorship Available:  
Relocation Assistance Available: No 





Reporting to the Vice President, Global PMO & Initiatives, the Program Manager is responsible for leading a strategic SBU, PBU or Functional initiative and operates with minimal supervision and increased latitude for unreviewed work. 

The responsibilities of the Program Manager will include, but not be limited to the following:

•    Accountable for achieving the program's business case and responsible for ensuring that the strategic initiative is on time, on budget, and on scope.
•    Ensure the program aligns with Business Unit Strategies and the Strategic Road Map. Communicate as needed to keep the project aligned with the changing needs of the business.
•    Manage the program with project management discipline and attention to all key areas including but not limited to stakeholder, scope, cost, and time management.  
•    Manage assigned resources – which can be full time, part-time, or contract team members - to work together as a highly effective team to deliver the objectives of the project and thus the business results
•    The Program Manager should align projects with corporate strategy and enable the team and sponsors to adequately plan for the execution and success of the project.
•    Will manage uncertainties on the project with appropriate contingency and mitigation plans. This includes ensuring that the risks & issues of the project are appropriately documented and maintained.  Monitor and control the project throughout its life cycle. Ensure the project plan is maintained to ensure project success.  Ensure that project scope changes are documented and approved.
•    Manage, either formally or through influence, the engagement of the assigned project team members to successfully execute the project.  Develop the team dynamics to be effective at working together and develop individual project managers with required training and coaching. 
•    Ensure program communications support successful completion.  This includes proper stakeholder analysis, communication planning, organizational change management analysis and planning.  Be a single point of contact for the program/project for all key stakeholders in corporate, the business unit, the plant, or other functional organizations. Ensure lessons learned are documented and routed to appropriate stakeholders for dissemination.   
•    Work with assigned project team members and contributors to successfully create the project plan with sufficient detail to enable cost and labor resource estimation.  Work with the Project Sponsor and major stakeholders to facilitate agreement on high level project goals being addressed, as well as key measures of success.

Professional Experience & Competencies:

•    Required Experience: 12 years+ professional experience, 6 years+ in project management, 2 years minimum leading projects and managing others. 
•    Preferred Experience:  Worked for multiple functions or SBUs.



•    Bachelor’s Degree is Required
•    Project Management Professional (PMP) certification existing or within 12 months of taking job is Desired.
•    Master’s Degree is Desired.



Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 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

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