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Business Center Manager


Danville, VA, US

Company:  Goodyear

Location: US-VA-DANVILLE-PLT-0126-2198   
Sponsorship Available:  No
Relocation Assistance Available: Yes 


Primary Purpose of Position:

Assure the manufacturing process within specified Business Center meets objectives related to safety, quality, cost & delivery. Develop & drive strategies that align with objectives. Drive the Business Center Operation to scorecard attainment through application of Plant Optimization methodolgy.

Create culture of continuous improvement through usage of Plant Optimizatoin Pillars to engage associates and drive performance.   Lead Focused Impromvement (FI) efforts within the Business Center with a sense of urgency.

Review & evaluate Business Center budget requirements for capital expenditures, labor, production/operations, etc. Assure budget objectives are met.

Drive initiatives that promote the continuous skill development (CSD) of associates. Develop Workforce Planning to ensure ongoing succession planning within the Business Center


Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead performance of the Business Center Staff through Plant Optimization to ensure safety, quality, production, & delivery goals are being met
  • Through deployment of Plant Optimization and associate engagement create an environment of promoting the growth & development of Business Center associates by leveraging the CSD pillar, professional development & insuring compliance to Goodyear Policies. Provide development & coaching of Area Managers within Business Center
  • Create & implement long-term vision strategies for the operations that support plant & regional objectives.
  • Monitor & control costs related to the plant including labor, materials & equipment



  • Bachelor’s degree or 13 years of experience in manufacturing & Supervision



  • Experience in driving day to day operations
  • Strong Communications and Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to drive change through influencing skills
  • Work in either Union Free or Union facilities
  • Develop team



  • KNOWLDEGE: Problem Solving Skills, financial acumen, Process Knowledge
  • CAPABILITY: Driving strategy, lead cross functional teams, Building teams, interpersonal skills
  • SKILLS: Drives Engagement, Customer Focus, manages complexity and ability to simplify, Courage, Delivers Results, Develops other


Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 63,000 people and manufactures its products in 46 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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