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Regional NPI Quality Specialist, AP


Pathum Thani, 13, TH

Company:  Goodyear

Location: TH - Pathum Thani   
Goodyear Talent Acquisition Representative: Katrena Austria Calimag-Rupera
Sponsorship Available:  No

Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Primary Purpose of the Position

You will be responsible for supporting manufacturing process and product quality by applying appropriate Goodyear standards and procedures to solve problems related to New product industrialization. You understands and can apply standard tools to improve customer satisfaction and process capability. 

  •  Support the tire industrialization effort taking part of a cross function team (plant, tire design, EPL…)
  •  Ensure quality standards and procedure are followed and met during industrialization phase and at product release
  • Link with outside stakeholders (IE, NPI other region, compounding team…) to support technical problem solving linked to tire industrialization
  • Recognize and identify problems, and achieve solutions with appropriate tools and methods that deliver defined objectives which meet business needs.
  • Coordinate and plan development workload in plants via OMC and One system.
  • Coordinate advanced planning activities within the R&D team and Plants (DFMEA, R. vs. C. analysis, industrialization planning, capability studies, MRM, PFMEA).Apply appropriate techniques to anticipate and mitigate risks.
  • Coordinate Plant Tire Release Process and assist on-site in APAC region
  • Support efforts to reach KPI as defined in AOP (On time delivery, quality and buildwire effectiveness)


Job Responsibilities:

Technical Proficiency 

  • Drive and coach others in the use of known technical solutions to meet product requirements.
  • Possess a good understanding of available technology and standards. Consult with experts on appropriate level of technology.  Avoid inappropriate risk.
  • Coach others on processes within a functional group. Drive process improvements globally across functions.
  • Collaborate globally and cross-functionally. Communicate and document effectively, following knowledge standards.
  • Improves or enhances product, process, technologies leading to innovation.

Problem Solving 

  • Coach others in recognition and identification of problems. Drive new problem solving strategies globally.
  • Use collaboration to solve problems and make decisions between teams, functions, and divisions globally.
  • Drive new tools and methods to solve problems and make decisions. Effectively use internal resources.
  • Collect data and inputs to make quality decisions. Drive and coach others in making decisions.
  • Achieve impactful results and improve process/approaches used by others. Coach others on complex problems.
  • Drive the use of, and coaches others in, new data analysis techniques globally.

Project Management 

  • Use and promote application of project management tools and standards in the execution of projects.
  • Effectively execute steps to initiate project, while driving and coaching others in the process. Deliver project objectives through effective project planning. Project may be cross functional, divisional, or global.
  • Develop solutions to project risks. Coach others on project risk management process.
  • Successfully execute and implement projects. Drive and coach others. Manage process closeout process, while coaching others.
  • Drive existing and new methods and coach others on project conflict resolution. Proactively manage conflict.


Job Requirements: 

  • Graduate of Bachelors degree in Science/Technology/Engineering/Math.
  • 4 or  more years experience required in Plant quality team (NPI, QA, FF..) and /or Tire design (OE, RE, consumer or commercial product)
  • Demonstrated ability to apply systematic problem solving tools and techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to apply new tools and techniques to improve existing processes
  • Understanding of basic Project management tools
  • Good communicator at all levels of the organization, self managed, dynamic. Demonstrate ability to plan and lead meetings at work group level. Initiate open dialogue. Offer alternative solutions. Provide compelling technical direction.
  • Achieve high quality results. Hold self accountable for team performance. Address risk in assembling effective strategies. Drive positive change.
  • Willing to travel in APAC (mostly)



Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard 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, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 74,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 facilities in 23 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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