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Business Center Manager


Topeka, KS, US

Company:  Goodyear

Location: US-KS-TOPEKA-PLT-0133-2145   
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: Yes 




Primary Purpose of Position:

Assure the manufacturing process within specified Business Center meets objectives related to safety, quality, cost & delivery. Develop & drive strategies that align with objectives. Drive the Business Center Operation to scorecard attainment.

Create culture of continuous improvement to promote lean & efficient process. Lead CI initiatives within the Business Center with a sense of urgency.

Review & evaluate Business Center budget requirements for capital expenditures, labor, production/operations, etc. Assure budget objectives are met.

Drive initiatives that promote the continuous development of associates. Develop Workforce Planning to ensure ongoing succession planning within the Business Center


Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead performance & set objectives of the Business Center Staff to ensure safety, quality, production, & delivery goals are not being met
  • Create environment promoting the growth & development of Business Center Staff by assuring ongoing training, development & compliance
  • Provide development & coaching of Area Managers within Business Center
  • Monitor & control costs related to the plant including labor, materials & equipment
  • Create & implement long-term vision strategies for the operations that support plant & corporate objectives



  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering or technical field



  • 5 years' experience in management role within manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in driving strategy with day-to-day operations to team.
  • Management experience in a union environment (as applicable).



  • Ability to direct cross-functional work groups to achieve plant goals & objectives.
  • Strong communication, business, technical, analytical & planning skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership & team building skills.


Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 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

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, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.


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Nearest Major Market: Topeka

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