Continuous Improvement Lead


Bucharest, B, RO

Company:  Goodyear

Start something great today. Go Goodyear


Location:   Romania/Bucharest 
Company: Goodyear


Primary purpose of roles:

•    Reporting directly to the CI manager, this position will help identify, coordinate and implement improvement and standardization initiatives for their processes already centralized in GBS. In doing so, they will be expected to consult and coordinate a broad range of stakeholders, including internal GBS management, global/regional IT, local country leadership and other global/regional process owners.
•    This position will also help identify, initiate, coordinate and implement global initiatives for their process. Working hand-in-hand with other global/regional process owners and CI team members. In doing so, they will be expected to consult and coordinate a broad range of stakeholders, including internal GBS management, global/regional IT, local country leadership.
•    For above activities, this position will assist the CI Manager in ensuring that change initiatives are correctly communicated and approved. The GBS Process Owners will also ensure that process maps and SOPs go through the correct change request process, are updated and archived.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

•    The execution of the CI governance as per agreed roles and responsibilities: ideas and project management, monitor status of projects in execution, coach projects leads and project members on PM and CI methodology.

•    Identify GBS, regional and global improvement and standardization opportunities through regular calls and meetings with internal and external stakeholders; focus groups, workshops organized as per yearly roadmap. Record and prioritize opportunities. Liase with regional and global process owners and governance committees for approval on priorities to move implement. 

•    Support CI Manager in developing yearly and quarterly implementation roadmap for all processes no later than 3 months after start of BAU: run process assessment to determine priority on Standardization plan, conduct gap analysis for selected processes, support Operations in defining plan to close all gaps. 

•    Work with regional process owners to develop detailed plans for each improvement initiative. Develop detailed plans, budgets and resource requirements. Support CI Manager in gaining approval from appropriate governance committees (GBS, Regional or Global as required)

•    Ensure that full communication and change management plans are in place and executed for all initiatives. This includes ensuring correct training, both in GBS and in the local businesses is carried out.        

Required experience & skills:

•    Minimum 3 years’ experience of working in a relevant workstream environment 
•    Strong project and change management skills, familiarity with project management approaches and tools required
•    Strong communication skills with all levels of internal stakeholders and ability to influence others towards a common goal required
•    Active listening skills and ability to manage upwards and negotiate between conflicting stakeholders
•    Experience of identifying and implementing process and/or technology changes within a relevant workstream environment to improve efficiency or quality
•    In-depth and demonstrable knowledge of their specific workstream process
•    Lean Six Sigma trained

If You Join Us, You will enjoy:

•    An open and supportive work culture 
•    Free private medical services 
•    Annual bonus 
•    Flexible benefits from your favorite brands available on flexible benefits portal 
•    25 vacation days/year 
•    Easter & Christmas bonus 
•    Referral bonuses for new hires recommended by you 
•    WFH & Flexible Working Hours 
•    Discount price to purchase Goodyear tires 
•    Free access to the Bookster library
•    Discount on products and services through agreed partnerships


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

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