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Sr. Procurement Operations Lead


Melbourne, VIC, AU

Company:  Goodyear

Goodyear. More Driven.


Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tyre companies. A Fortune 500 company, we employ approximately 67,000 people and manufacture our products in 50 facilities in 22 countries. Goodyear is among the world’s most admired companies in the motor vehicle parts sector by Fortune magazine. We have built our foundation on a commitment to forward-thinking innovation, and our industry-leading new product engine helps us bring new products to market that feature the latest advancements in materials and technologies.


About the role

This role is the senior indirect procurement business partner to initiate, lead and interpret requirements and deploy resources to meet and successfully deliver, business and procurement objectives and financial goals

Proactively provides the collaborative connection amongst local procurement operations, business, global strategic sourcing and global shared services to ensure strategic, operational, and transactional activity is sustainably delivered.


In this position you will have a variety of responsibilities that will add value to the wider business including;

  • Directly manages local Procurement Operations and resources by take accountability of procurement financial  and operational performance with the main objective of improving profitability by the implementation of total cost saving initiatives
  • Executes sourcing strategies within geographical scope,  ensuring consistency with Global Indirect category strategies
  • Develops negotiation strategy for local negotiations and actively leads local contract negotiations as required based on criticality or complexity
  • Leads change management efforts geographical area of responsibility and drive improvements.  
  • Ensures appropriate and effective communication is occurring at all organizational levels with consistent messaging
  •  Acts as an escalation point for organizational or cultural change barriers and works to resolve and overcome barriers collaboratively with business partner
  • Develop good business relationships with local and regional suppliers to support business needs, cost saving initiatives and the overall Global Procurement supplier segmentation strategy


About you

To be successful in this position you will need to have the following skills and attributes.

  • Minimum seven years of procurement experience with minimum three years of people management experience
  • Strategic sourcing and supplier management experience is essential
  • Demonstrated experience applying change management and project management tools to complete business initiatives
  • Demonstrated cross functional project leadership experience
  • Experience in a related industry preferred; consider experience in professional or facility services, retail, marketing or IT
  • Project Management skills and indirect procurement experience required.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills with an ability to partner effectively with key stakeholders internal and externally
  • Strong financial/statistical analysis and organization skills
  • SAP,  Advanced Microsoft Excel  and other Microsoft Office skills preferred
  • People focused and able to work in a collaborative culture


What’s on Offer?

In return you will be rewarded with a challenging position that you can make your own. You will be able to put forward new ideas and help evolve and drive change.  We work as One Team and your perspective matter.  We deliver excellence by thinking about things differently, finding solutions and re-thinking process for continuous improvement.


In addition, we offer the following benefits:

  • Access to employee assistance and well-being programs
  • Goodyear Women’s Network Membership
  • Competitive salary & corporate incentive
  • Tyre discounts for you and your family
  • On-going training and career opportunities with a Global company
  • CBD location, modern office, close to public transport
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Reward and recognition programs
  • Social events and company lunches


 All final applicants for this position will be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.


Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tyre 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

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