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Consumer OE Enterprise Project Leader

Date: Jul 31, 2019

Location: Shanghai, 31, CN

Company: Goodyear

Location: CN - Shanghai   
Goodyear Talent Acquisition Representative: Ellen Xu  
Sponsorship Available:  Yes
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Primary Purpose of the position:

This position is to provide program leadership for all consumer original equipment (OE) new product lines, line extensions, sourcing, cost downs, covering from concept approval through product development, industrialization and sales through 1st year of the products life.


This position is responsible for:

  • Responsible for all allocated consumer OE product projects
  • Leading, tracking and communicating the current status of all allocated projects to ensure on-time delivery and optimized investment returns
  • Conducting regular stakeholder meetings to ensure cross-functional communication for business alignment and delivery of key project milestones
  • To escalate issues needing resolution that are beyond the decision making scope of the project team and/or threatening the achievement of project goals and objectives
  • Leading Product Creation Process (PCP) improvement activities for increased effectiveness and efficiency of systems, resources, in-field product performance, and quality standards
  • Achievement of PCP PPQ Audit targets



  • Product Leadership Activities including: Technology Plans, Plant Release Plans, Production Plans, Requirements vs. Capacity studies, Sales Plans and Marketing Plans.  Provides senior cross functional leadership of large projects
  • Manage multiple OE projects to shorten the new product introduction cycle and manage the Stage Gate process to ensure alignment between stakeholders and business teams (Product, Technology, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Finance, Marketing & Supply Chain)
  • Report project performance metrics and provide project updates and reports for key business operations meetings (MOR / S&OP / RvCC)
  • Plan and execute new EQ and mold requirements for OE projects ensuring Capex expenditure is aligned with the overall Annual Operating Plan (AOP) providing regular updates on timing and expenditure
  • Utilize project planning and management tools, including inputs and maintenance of  NTI, Demand Planning, and RvCC on all new projects



  • Bachelor degree in Business, Marketing or Engineering, MBA or Master degree is preferred
  • 8 years experience in multiple areas including product development, manufacturing, supply chain or marketing
  • Prior experience managing cross functional teams and utilizing system tracking to deliver on time results aligned with business strategy
  • Experience working at a fast pace with varied disciplines and individuals to drive accountability for deliverables
  • Experience in budget management and directing investments
  • Knowledge of product life cycle and project stage gate process
  • Ability to manage cross functional teams to move people, processes and strategies to deliver results
  • Willingness to change and ability to drive changes that improve quality of communications and shorten the new product introduction cycle
  • Key Knowledge of information systems and project management programs such as MS project & Portfolio Server, SAP and MS Office tools including Excel, Access & Powerpoint
  • Knowledge of tire manufacturing EQ, processes & relationship to quality and delivery of finished goods
  • Advanced knowledge of tire technology, including construction elements driving performance and technical processes required for new tire development
  • Goal oriented, excellent time manager, organized, good English communication skills and not afraid to confront people

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 64,000 people and manufactures its products in 48 facilities in 22 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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