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Sustainability Practitioner, Principal (Life Cycle Assessment)


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 117911 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: Yes 

Goodyear. More Driven.




About the Position

We are currently looking for a Sustainability Life Cycle Assessment Principal to join our team in Akron, Ohio, United States.
The Sustainability Life Cycle Assessment Principal helps support Goodyear's Better Future strategy and efforts to evaluate sustainability related to business actions and reduce the footprint of the Goodyear portfolio including products, services, and supply chain.  This position requires detailed knowledge and experience in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to support Goodyear life cycle assessment activities and requests for sustainability targets and performance.   This position will independently conduct and manage projects pertaining to life cycle assessments, or related approaches, to inform strategies, communications, and marketing needs. This role contributes to our company-wide strategic sustainability efforts with the goal of ensuring that the company's sustainability efforts enhance business performance and support the long-term interests of the company. 


  • Assess/guide/communicate on the life cycle impacts of Goodyear's products, services, technologies, and supply chain in accordance with ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards and other associated methodologies - ensuring robust/credible outcomes to inform on strategy, marketing, and communication needs and make recommendations to reduce Goodyear’s footprint

  • Partner with functions/business areas to understand sustainability priorities and guide development of methods/tools/assessments to support needs

  • Integrate life cycle assessment tools to inform internal processes

  • Guide customer-facing teams with customer presentations and engagement on sustainability

  • Participate in internal and external working groups and facilitate alignment as needed

  • Govern continuous education on emerging trends and requirements in the field

  • Develop standard work and processes relevant to team activities

  • Guide Communications/Marketing teams in developing communication materials and environmental product claims related to product sustainability assessment 

  • Lead building assessment capability through activities such as evaluation and exploration of new methods or contributing to the development of data and systems

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, or a related field, require
  • Master’s or PhD degree in Engineering, Science or a related field, desired
  • 5+ years of experience in sustainability related area (including application of life cycle assessment or foot printing methodologies) 
  • Understanding issues related to the environment, circular economy and eco-design as they relate to products and operations
  • Familiarity with life cycle assessment standards and guidelines (including ISO 14040/14044) and corporate sustainability standards, desired 
  • Experience using life cycle assessment software and developing models (Eg: SimaPro , GaBi) desired


  • Broader expertise on one or more key topics (e.g., bio-based materials, circular economy, biodiversity)

  • Ability to communicate complex information on sustainability and data to non-technical audiences

  • Strong analytical skills related to data manipulation, analysis, and uncertainty

  • Project management skills

  • Problem solving and continuous improvement skills

  • Systems thinking



  • Knowledge or experience supporting environmental claims

  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders

  • LCACP (life cycle assessment certified professional) is a bonus






Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 54 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 regards 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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