Human Resources Leadership Program

About the Human Resources Leadership Development Program

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's human resources leadership program is an opportunity for college graduates pursuing a career in HR to cultivate their skills in a real-world business environment.

Graduates entering the human resources leadership program will typically be placed on two 12-month rotational assignments, which may include:

  • Talent Management
  • HR Generalist Functions
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Leadership Development
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Labor Relations
  • Potential Cross-Functional Roles

Assignments will include both corporate headquarters and manufacturing locations, so relocation is required.

Example Assignments:


Rotation 1

Rotation 2

Example 1

HR Generalist in North American Tire Chemical Division supporting 300+ hourly and salaried associates at two Goodyear Chemical plants in Texas.

HR Business Partner in North American Tire Sales & Consumer Marketing supporting 80+ salaried associates at corporate headquarters & in the field.

Example 2

HR Specialist in Talent Acquisition & Compliance implementing a global sourcing strategy and employee referral program across three companies in 23 countries.

HR Generalist in Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems supporting 200 hourly and salaried associates in North America.

Applicant Requirements

  • Pursuit of Bachelor's or Master's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Management, Organizational Development, Labor Relations or other related fields
  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team orientation
  • The ability to travel and relocate

Ideal Candidates

  • Have a passion for Human Resources and a long-term desire to help drive Goodyear's high performance organization.
  • Prior hands-on work experience in Human Resources is desired
  • Show leadership ability and growth potential

Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

"I have absolutely no regrets about joining the Goodyear HRLP. It has jumpstarted my career, and I am amazed at how much I have grown and developed as an HR professional because of it. If you have a chance to become part of a leadership program, jump on the opportunity."

- Matt Meiners,
Brigham Young University