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Vendor Management Lead


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Location: Akron, (hybrid work environment)   
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 





About the Position

The primary focus for the Vendor Manager / Lead will be to manage all vendor relationships and negotiations for the print landscape for Goodyear globally. This includes, but is not limited to, managing vendor contracts, negotiations, and setting the strategic direction for both managed print services and print shops across or Global footprint. This individual is expected to drive strategy, as well as manage and optimize technologies. The individual will also work with regional workplace technology associates to coordinate service delivery and provide an escalation path.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage global print vendor contracts, negotiations, and day-to-day activities
  • Maintain and update global print landscape documentation
  • Advise and assist regional Workplace Technology teams
  • Lead global and regional print projects and coordinate with cross-functional teams
  • Investigate new technologies and possible applications to the Goodyear environment
  • Provide technical coverage for print systems


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelors’ degree in MIS, Computer Science, Engineering, Technology, Business Administration or in lieu of degree 7 years of IT experience.
  • 2 years of IT experience or graduate of Goodyear’s ITDP 2 year program with 1 year outside work experience.


Desired Skills and Abilities

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Can convey complex and technical issues to diverse audiences, orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current Microsoft products (especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint),
  • Understanding of business acumen and the organization.
  • Ability to apply different strategies to convince others to change their opinion or plan.




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

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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