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Procurement Operations Lead


Danville, VA, US

Company:  Goodyear

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





About the Position

Plant leadership role that is responsible for cost out initiatives, vendor management and direct spend of $100M. This role partners and collaborates with many different facets of the plant operations to assess needs, develop solutions, and proactively manage sourcing and plant store services.  This role is an active member of the NA operations procurement network.  As part of the operation council, this role will drive process change, standardization, and strategy development for the procurement organization as a whole.  Looking for a strong candidate that can lead transformation at a local and regional level.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Executes sourcing strategies at a plant in alignment with overall procurement vision and supports organizational change management efforts. 
  • Drives compliance to all procurement policies and procedures. (ex. open PO's, open budgets, pricing discrepancies, audit follow-up, delivery issues, return items, etc.).
  • Maintains relationships with local suppliers based on procurement supplier segmentation strategy and executes negotiations for all local contracts in alignment to meet financial targets. 
  • Define and lead productivity improvement strategy for the plant.  Identifies and implements cost out and productivity improvements.
  • Balances the Goodyear Buying Center deliverables with the stakeholder needs. 
  • Responsible for all procurement value creation and budgets for material and services planning for the plant. 
  • Support store room operations and management vendor supply and fulfillment to the store.


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required (preferably in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business or a related field).
  • Master's degree in a related field preferred.
  • Project Management certification preferred. 
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in procurement, supply chain or materials management required. 
  • Proficient negotiation abilities and application of strategic sourcing process. 
  • Strong relationship management skills.  Ability to manage vendors and groom relationships. 


Desired Skills and Abilities

  • Prior experience applying project management principles and change management tools in a business setting.  Ability to influence and drive change.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Ability to relate and connect with multiple levels within the organization.
  • Proficient with multiple procurement systems- SAP, SRM and Outlook.



Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 64,000 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

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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