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GBS Shared Legal Services Manager

Date:  Jul 20, 2021

Bucharest, B, RO

Company:  Goodyear

Location: Bucharest, Romania   
Goodyear Talent Acquisition Representative: Lavinia Protopopescu  
Sponsorship Available:  No
Relocation Assistance Available: No 


The Opportunity


Build and lead a new Legal Shared Service Center for Goodyear in GBS Bucharest, building a strong team with high level of service delivery. This new Legal Shared Service Center will initially be piloted in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), but it is anticipated that the services will also quickly be extended to Goodyear's other units - Asia Pacific and Americas.
Lead the development and execution of a strategy for shared legal services in GBS (Bucharest), including end-to-end lifecycle contract management, compliance & ethics program delivery and international entity management services to ensure subsidiaries are kept in good standing etc
Build close collaboration and influence with senior management stakeholders, including legal, sales, operations and functions. Promote the Legal Shared Service Centre and develop and deliver SLAs with respect to legal services. 
Drive a culture of continuous improvement and efficiencies through digitalization and Robotic Process Automation projects

Main Duties And Responsibilities

•Build a new Shared Legal Services Center in GBS, develop and inspire a new team and promote organizational principles of integrity and compliance. Responsible for staffing, performance management and delivery of certain centralised legal services
•Work with Goodyear's Legal team to develop and execute a strategy to  centralise in GBS (Bucharest) certain existing legal services, which may include:
•- "end-to-end lifecycle contract management" - managing contractual documentation from creation to signature and then through the lifetime of the contract to expiry or renewal, leveraging the full functionality of Goodyear's contract management system (GCS) and working with stakeholders in Sales, Procurement, Country legal teams etc as required for each contract
•- "compliance & ethics program activities" - eg monitoring of training completion and follow up, conduct of third party anti-bribery due diligence and other activites as agreed with Goodyear's Compliance & Ethics team
•- "international entity management services"  - eg. management of filing requirements for subsidiaries (eg notification of changes of directors), preparation of documentation for board meetings, maintenance of corporate records for subsidiaries e.g. register of directors, register of shareholders etc to ensure that subsidiaries are kept in good standing
•Promote the new Shared Legal Services Centre with internal management stakeholders, agreeing SLAs (service levels) with management stakeholders and Legal team and being accountable for their delivery
•Be an integral member of the GBS management team and EMEA/Global legal team, ensuring effective collaboration and seamless service delivery
•Drive a culture of process improvement and efficiencies, including digitalization/Robotic Process Automation projects with the objective of improving the maturity, efficiency and quality of the centralised legal services

To Join Our Team You Will Need

•Bachelor degree from a reputable university (desired: Degree or studies in law; preferable, but not mandatory-period of study overseas).
•Fluency in English, both spoken and written.
•Upto 10 years years of experience in a contract management function or shared legal services in an international organisation.
•Strong experience and knowledge of legal services systems eg Contract+/Jaggaer
•Experience working in multinational organisation, preferably in a shared service centre environment.
•A proven track record of continuous improvement and embracing new technology.
•Previous strong experience of leading a team.
•The ability to instill confidence and to deal with people at all levels. The ability to manage competing priorities effectively.  Ability to lead, inspire and engage a team.
•Sound commercial and business judgement. The ability to communicate in clear and concise manner, both verbally and in a written format. Excellent organisation skills. Computer literacy. The ability to assimilate and analyse information quickly and make sound decisions. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to build effective relationships.

If You Join Us, You Will Enjoy

•Competitive salary package
•Free private medical services
•Flexible benefits from your favorite brands available on flexible benefits portal
•25 vacation days/year
•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 65,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 facilities in 21 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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