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Senior Manager - Worker's Compensation


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Location: US-OH-AKRON-CORP-HDQTRS-2110   
Goodyear Talent Acquisition Representative: Nicholas Pantano  
Sponsorship Available:  No
Relocation Assistance Available: Yes 

Position Purpose:

This department provides leadership to both North America and Goodyear Corporate that addresses Workers Compensation. The Senior Manager leads a team of skilled & experienced professionals that design programs, systems & services that reduce workers' compensation liability, maintains customer satisfaction and achieves compliance with government laws.  The Senior Manager also coordinates with third-party service providers for reporting, tracking and managing claims.  Managing cash settlements on a daily basis, including large dollar amounts.  Drives change and process improvement continuously.  Conveys progress and strategies effectively to numerous audiences, including the leadership team stakeholders.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Establish systems & processes that assures the integrity of workers compensation reserves and North America financials.
  • Manage internal staff, vendors and contractors to maintain compliance with workers compensation benefit laws.
  • Develop systems and communications to increase the skill and knowledge levels of plant and North America Staff, to recognize opportunities and gain commitments for strategies that reduces workers compensation exposures.
  • Partner with North America Finance, Plant Operations, COO Operations, Internal and External Legal Consult, HR and Safety to drive policy, process and practice to improve safety and productivity.
  • Lead a staff of professionals, both internal and external, that provides rigorous analysis, sound decisions, and minimizes workers compensation costs.

Experience & Skills Needed:

  • An undergraduate degree in business management, engineering or related science is required. Graduate level degree highly desired
  • Minimum of 10 years of specific experience in Workers Comp management.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of program and people management.
  • Minimum of 5-10 years of working with business units and strategic planning experience in Workers Compensation.
  • Thorough knowledge of systems management of integrated disability management programs including workers' compensation and supplemental workers' comp. Strong executive communication skills, managing numerous leadership stakeholders.
  • Requires a basic understanding of manufacturing, engineering principles associated with ergonomics, plant & machine design, industrial processes and their impact on workplace injuries.
  • Experience with accident investigation, transitional work, workers compensation law and workers compensation law reform.

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 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

Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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