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Senior Director Total Rewards Americas


Akron, Ohio, United States, 44316

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 122224 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: Yes 

Goodyear. More Driven.





The Senior Director Total Rewards Americas will drive the Americas compensation & benefits strategy including the design, implementation, communication and administration of the compensation & benefit and global mobility programs, aligned with the business objectives. This role will work for Americas leadership team, HR Business teams, labor relations & executives. He/She will serve as the internal expert on the design, implementation & operational aspects of these programs.


The Sr. Director Total Rewards Americas  will analyze Goodyear’s Comp/Ben (Americas) programs on an on-going basis (including compensation programs at all levels) relative to market position, internal equity, and compliance & compensation philosophy and will  prepare analyses, materials & recommendations to Senior Leadership.


He/She will provide expertise, counsel & advice on global mobility program strategic design & process implementation ensuring designs are globally aligned with corporate business objectives & Comp/Ben philosophy & market practice, where it makes sense.


Job Duties / Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop compensation & benefits plans (Americas) & global mobility programs & policies which influence individuals' actions in the direction intended by business plans.
  • Assist in the design of non-executive incentive compensation & benefit plans to insure competitive levels both internally & externally.
  • Develop supportive communication programs & ensure that management acquires a thorough understanding of sound compensation, benefit & global mobility practices.
  • Provides exceptional customer service with solution-oriented mindset.
  • Collaborate with HR on various compensation topics, including preparation of individual associate benefits.
  • Establishes & maintains a systems of control reports that will enable top executive management & other appropriate management levels to evaluate the effectiveness of key compensation, benefit and global mobility plans and practices.
  • Lead, develop, and coach the benefits team to design, deliver and sustain global solutions.
  • Counsel HR Business leaders, managers & employees regarding compensation & benefits.
  • Consults with outside actuary on health care plan administration/programs and vendors.
  • Manage the Americas compensation and benefit teams and the day-to-day planning/implementation of administrative processes, team development, and succession planning.




  • Bachelors degree is required
    • Preferred: Masters Degree
  • 10 or more years of experience in Compensation & Benefits (working in a large organization).
  • Broad business / functional experience working in multiple businesses/functions/roles, both with direct & indirect authority.
  • Breadth of roles include setting global strategy and driving operational execution/results; including experience with union negotiations and building business cases.
  • Strong experience with benchmarking benefit policies/practices.
  • Strong external network to gather and exchange ideas/information and act as a sounding board for new and/or innovative ideas.




  • Strong executive presence required.
  • Ability to develop materials and present ideas/recommendations at all levels within the organization to gain approval of programs/process changes.
  • Influence with Impact:
    •  Builds relationships with and influences senior leaders; Demonstrated success leading through influence and impact decisions.
  • Ability to analyze data using statistical methods/techniques/best practices with innovative mindset.
  • Strategic thinking:
    • Articulates a compelling vision, energizes others and shows them how they connect to it.
    • Able to make difficult decisions that balance short-term results with longer-term strategy.








Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 71,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 facilities in 22 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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