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IT Manager, NGY

Date: Dec 3, 2020

Location: Tokyo, 13, JP

Company: Goodyear

Location: JP - Tokyo   
Goodyear Talent Acquisition Representative: Jermian Delos Santos Verdera  
Sponsorship Available:  No
Relocation Assistance Available: No 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate as a member of the AP IT Leadership Team and with a direct contribution to the Tokyo office leadership
  • Act as an advisor and mentor for the Japan IT team.  Strengthen and expand a culture of accountability, learning, and delivery
  • Encourage learning, experimentation, and change to better serve the needs of the business and the evolution of the function of IT
  • Provide management oversight over the processes to ensure policy compliance, an adequate level of internal controls, authorization approval levels, and verification of access security
  • Together with the Japan IT team ensure the delivery of all end-user systems, back-end support infrastructure, telecommunications, networks, applications, service desk, cybersecurity, and function of IT-related activities
  • Work closely with the Japanese business, AP IT, and Global IT to understand the opportunities and challenges both in the business and function of IT.  Continued execution of the AP IT Strategy as a business enabler for the Japan business. Actively support the growth of the Japanese business by digitizing the streamline business processes
  • Act as a sponsor, stakeholder, and/or team member as required on business and technology projects whether local, regional, or global with adherence to Goodyear Project Management Methodology.  Act as a project manager when required.  Can include initiating the project, enlisting/managing 3rd party vendors, stakeholder coordination, and conflict resolution
  • Demonstrate financial acumen and fiscal prudence in the development and execution of the Japan IT annual budget and monthly forecast
  • Develop and communicate a clear understanding of any business and/or IT risk within Japan.  Create and execute mitigation plans in alignment with Japan and AP IT leadership.  Ensure IT SOX, Internal Audit, Cyber, and ITGC standards are maintained and issues resolved timely


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or business management/administration plus progressive management experience
  • At least 10 years of working experience in IT-related roles (5 years managerial)
  • A seasoned business and IT professional with an understanding of and experience navigating country and corporate cultures
  • Excellent budgeting and cost management capabilities
  • Passion for customer service excellence, both internal and external
  • Project management services; includes making and influencing decisions across complex matrix organizations
  • Ability to manage and adapt to dynamic changes in priorities, resources, and deadlines
  • Ability to work strategically as well as tactically
  • Fluent in Japanese and business level or above in English
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to influence change, and manage conflicting agendas
  • Passion to mentor and develop people and teams
  • Understanding for traditional mindset and culture



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. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

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