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.
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:
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.
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