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Procurement Operations Manager Commercial Manufacturing & Emerging Markets


Colmar-Berg, L, LU

Company:  Goodyear

Goodyear. More Driven.


The opportunity

  • Develop & execute deployment plans for strategic procurement initiatives that have been delayed due to temporary reprioritization and/or resource capacity (due to ongoing supply chain disruptions since Feb 2020)
  • Cooper Integration for EMEA in-directs
  • Supplier segmentation for spend concentration & supplier reduction to drive additional TDC/SAG savings
  • Deployment of new tools; Fieldglass, Pcard, Ariba Guided Buying Catalogues
  • This role will also lead procurement effort to support strategic initiatives driven by the EMEA SBU
  • Significant influencer role in all directions to deliver target results without a dedicated team for the strategic procurement initiatives
  • Facilitates communication and collaboration between Local organization and the regional procurement team
  • Leads periodical reviews with engineering, maintenance and the purchasing buyers team to review process efficiency improvement, innovation
  • Manages & develops key supplier relationships in the country/cluster. Periodical reviews of SLA’s, KPI’s, innovation, standardization, on time delivery and stock optimization together with stakeholders
  • Ensures Local Buyers to understand and act according


To join our team, you will need:



  • Master's Degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, or Finance is desired.  
  • MBA and 6 sigma training is a plus.



  • Minimum 7-10 years of procurement experience, with at least 3 years of managerial experience, preferable in a multinational matrix organization; 
  • Experienced matrix manager, with proven track record for delivering results;
  • Experience in both Strategic- & Operations Procurement environment;
  • Experience in development & execution of Change Management programs;
  • Experience in Cross Functional, Cross regions & virtual management of teams;
  • Preferred: Experience in the field of People- and Project Management.


Knowledge & Skills :

Knowledge required:  Advanced negotiations, Project Management, commercial contract laws, commercial accounting practices, international business practices, risk management strategies and supply chain processes.            

Skills required:  Strong negotiations skills, financial analysis, influence management, communications, strategic thinking, team player, and ability to multi-task.                         

Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg and Hanau, Germany 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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