About Goodyear Procurement

The mission of Goodyear's Procurement department is to create a new standard of excellence in Strategic Sourcing by leading the industry in Supplier Innovation and Global Supplier Value Chain Management. The department seeks to develop and implement industry-leading strategies for the procurement of materials, equipment, goods and services with the required quality, delivery and cost to support global business units and corporate business objectives.

Procurement uses global leverage and concentrated expertise to develop and coordinate the implementation of sourcing strategies for raw materials, equipment, goods and services. This includes development of long- and near-term commodity strategies, supplier strategies, market analysis, competitive intelligence, aggregation, supply chain management, and e-commerce. The department serves as a center of expertise for all procured items, interfacing with virtually every area of the company.

About the Procurement Specialist Position

The Procurement organization works closely with all other areas of the business including Finance, Marketing, Manufacturing, Research and Development, and Retail to support Goodyear’s activities.

New hires joining Global Procurement are typically placed in an entry-level position, which will allow them to gain exposure and experience in a number of areas, with responsibilities including:

  • Support global commodity strategy development
  • Implementation of sourcing plans
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Market intelligence
  • Database management
  • Global project management
  • Sourcing analysis
  • Continuous improvement tools and methodology
  • Supplier performance metrics
  • Exposure to different cultures/business environments

Areas of focus include, but are not limited to: Supply Chain and Logistics, Indirect Sourcing, Raw Material Sourcing and Supplier Development, CAPEX & MRO Sourcing, Advanced Concepts.

Applicant Requirements

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree required
  • Strong analytical and data management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and growth potential
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Travel required and will vary by position
  • Fundamental knowledge of business processes
  • Organization skills, strong Microsoft Access/Excel skills and/or other database programs
  • Ability to work in a very fast-paced environment

Ideal Candidates

  • Have a BS in Business, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Purchasing & Logistics Management, or Engineering degree preferred
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Have prior internship or co-op experience in Purchasing, Supply Chain or related field preferred
  • Strong financial/statistical analysis, foreign language, manufacturing process, mathematical modeling, international experience, purchasing or technical expertise desired
  • Multi-lingual a plus
  • Values/appreciates diversity; may be interested in global experiences
  • Capable of interacting with all organization levels, ranging from entry-level associates to Goodyear's Senior Leadership Management Team

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

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

"On a given day I could be at a different stage of Goodyear's Strategic Sourcing Process, whether it be reviewing the market for potential suppliers, interacting with end-user stakeholders on requirements, or working together with suppliers. Overall, procurement at Goodyear is a fantastic career choice to have the ability to make strategic decisions that are reflected in the bottom line of the business."

- Ryan Ault,
Bowling Green State University