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Associate Procurement Operations Lead Manufacturing


Wittlich, RP, DE

Company:  Goodyear

Goodyear. More Driven.


The Opportunity

  • Exposure and interaction with key plant stakeholders 
  • Shape the future of the Wittlich  Tire manufacturing plant
  • Career progression possibilities in both people management and category management functions
  • Predominantly outwards focused; you collaborate with individuals from various sectors, gaining a wealth of cross-industry experience.
  • Use of both Left brain (logical, rational, and analytical) and Right brain thinking (intuitive, creative, and subjective)


Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Procurement single point of contact for the Wittlich Manufacturing plant in Germany.
  • Operational contact frequently represented in the plant and on the office floor where the majority of her/his stakeholders are situated.
  • Has daily interaction with engineering, maintenance, research, innovation, PO, and production teams to anticipate needs in its earliest stage.
  • Contribute to the EMEA EBIT and Cost avoidance objectives through negotiations and effective use of the procurement toolbox to reduce materials & services costs.  Continuously improve the company's working capital position and meet other objectives on handsfree, compliance, and supplier concentration.
  • Handles plant and country sourcing events across all commodities in line with the commodity strategy and based on a predefined project list aligned with the strategic team. 
  • Is responsible for the in-time and in-full handling of shopping carts that are MRO, civil works, or manufacturing equipment related.
  • Catalog manager of several local e – e-procurement catalogs 
  • Supports strategic and transactional buyers in their procurement tasks, warrants that business can run without interruption and stakeholders' satisfaction remains on a high level. 
  • Develop close relationships with suppliers for which he is the key supplier contact, review their performance, and drive joint cost reduction and innovation initiatives.


To join our team you will need:    


Experience & skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Procurement, Supply Chain, Engineering or a related field.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a Procurement, Supply Chain or Manufacturing environment
  • Strong presentation and analytical skills


IT skills & others:

  • Fluent German and English is a must – any other European language is an asset. 
  • Strong SAP and Microsoft Excel skills

Leadership Traits:

  • Result-oriented. Challenge the existing and produce tangible business results.
  • Motivated, take initiative, and have a positive personality.
  • Adaptable to fast-changing working and multi-tasking environment
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively and to influence others.
  • Team Player​​​​​​​

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

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