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Manufacturing Leadership Development Program - Napanee (Canada)


Napanee, ON, CA

Company:  Goodyear

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Manufacturing Leadership Development Program



Company Information

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. At Goodyear, we embrace the diversity of our workforce and value the contribution of our associates.  We strive to provide associates with a safe work environment, the resources they need to do their jobs, and ample opportunities for growth.  These objectives, coupled with competitive compensation and benefits, allow us to foster an environment where associates can work to achieve their full potential and contribute to the company's success.  For more information, go to


Program Description

The Goodyear Manufacturing Leadership Development Program (MLDP) is a one-year program designed to cultivate competitive leaders with the skills and experience to perform well in manufacturing positions within Goodyear. At the successful conclusion of the first year of the MLDP program, the candidate would then be typically assigned to a one year assignment as a Shift Operations Manager.


MLDP Structure

Participants rotate through four hands-on manufacturing assignments, resulting in rich exposure to the entire manufacturing process.  The four rotating modules will include Continuous Improvement, Technology Engineer/Specialist, Maintenance Engineer/Specialist, and Business Leader.  Each participant will work closely with manufacturing professionals from different disciplines and will also be paired with an experienced leader to serve as their mentor.  In addition, MLDP participants will spend time attending a series of Leadership Development workshops, designed to broaden the participant’s knowledge base and provide unique insights into leadership strategy and application.          

  • Shadow a Process engineer, Health and Safety Manager, Plant Optimization Leader and Business Leader for 3 month assignments to be educated in their roles and perform hands on learning activities as directed.
  • Involvement in Plant Optimization projects
  • Learn problem solving and continuous improvement methods relative to that portion of the business quarter.
  • Write reports to demonstrate knowledge of the plant’s manufacturing processes, the roles and responsibilities of the support functions, and the technical knowledge of equipment and processes in a specific area.
  • Perform a challenge assignment in each of the designated positions.
  • Complete designated management and leadership courses for entry level managers.


MLDP Benefits

  • Key role within a Goodyear manufacturing facility upon program completion
  • Exposure to key areas within a Goodyear facility
  • Formal and practical application with the most advanced technical concepts available today
  • Exposure to corporate and regional leadership
  • Opportunity to develop management and leadership skills in a ”real-world” environment



  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree or three year certificate in engineering, business management or related discipline.
  • Minimum 3.0 overall GPA required
  • Must be geographically mobile
  • 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.
  • Personal computer skills in a networked environment.
  • Preference will be given to those candidates who 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.


To Apply

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Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies.  It employs about 62,000 people and manufactures its products in 46 facilities in 21 countries around the world.  Its two Innovation Centres 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 proud to offer equal employment opportunities where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.  We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.  If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the application or recruitment process, please let us know.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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