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Business Leader

Date: Jan 11, 2018

Location: Napanee, ON, CA

Company: Goodyear

Location: CA-ON-NAPANEE-PLT-990-2038   
Goodyear Talent Acquisition Representative: Stacey Spencer  
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: Yes 



POSITION:                Business Leader



  • Responsible for all aspects of production core team involving man, machine, method and material with 24 hour responsibilities.
  • Direct and lead the implementation and ongoing execution of quality, cost, and delivery initiatives to support a manufacturing operation with the goal to deliver superior operating results and to further enhance our customer’s total quality experience.
  • Manage the daily activities of members of a manufacturing team (composed of 4 rotating shifts).  Incumbent will also work in partnership with on-shift managers to evaluate and manage performance trends. 
  • Responsibilities do include supervision, coordination, and management of multiple employees including the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the team’s activities.



  • Provide leadership and advocacy of a continuous improvement culture.
  • Apply Lean strategies that are aligned with company’s overall strategic direction.
  • Facilitate team of employees engaged in activities that result in continuous improvement.
  • Develop and manage clearly defined deliverables for team scorecard.
  • Serve as the “champion” for all activities and work with leadership across the business to train, communicate, standardize, sustain and facilitate the implementation of Plant Optimization strategies.
  • Build strong and positive working relationships with all functional areas across the plant.
  • Develop strategies for improvement in a participative, non-union environment.
  • Conduct all activities and behave in a method that is strictly consistent with the Company’s Code of Conduct and applicable local legislation.


    Education and Requirements

  • Minimum qualifications – College degree in Business / management or equivalent leadership experience coupled with manufacturing experience.  Preferred a university degree in a technical field or a bachelor degree combined with manufacturing.
  • 1-2 years of manufacturing experience (operations, quality or engineering) in a leadership role.
  • Must have a demonstrated history of successfully leading and facilitating changes in a 24/7 operation that involve all levels of employees with measurable results. Proven ability to lead associates through coaching and mentoring.


    Skills and Abilities

  • Candidates should be highly energized and self-motivated with experience working with teams to implement change and be adept at communicating with all levels to get everyone on board.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Track record of successful project management and team experience.

    Personal computer skills in a networked environment, Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access) required.

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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