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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Associate Category Lead MRO (Bilingual Spanish & English) in Akron, Ohio

Requisition ID: 101437

Sponsorship Available: No

Relocation Assistance Available: Yes

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About the Position

Executes global category strategy at the commodity level. Leads the bid process - RFI release, RFP development, etc. - to make sound commodity-level sourcing decisions. Serves as first point of contact for suppliers related to commodities in scope.

Leverages market data through should-cost models and other forms of financial or negotiation strategies. Supports the Commercial Council through effective two-way communication process to drive continuous improvement and positive stakeholder relationships.

Serves as first point of contact for suppliers related to category of spend. Supports Category Leads with strategic supplier relationships through data-driven recommendations.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Category Strategy: Partners with Category leadership to execute strategy at the commodity level. Leads the bid process - RFI release, RFP development, etc. Supports negotiation process by providing necessary analytics.

  • Supplier Relationship Management: Serves as first point of contact for suppliers related to category of spend. Supports Category Leads with strategic supplier relationships through data-driven recommendations.

  • Organizational & Operational Excellence: Leverages market data through should-cost models and other forms of financial or negotiation strategies.

  • Cross-Functional Collaboration/Stakeholder Management: Develops and maintains appropriate two-way communication channel between Procurement and the Commercial Council to ensure exchange of feedback in order to drive continuous improvement.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business or a related field required

  • 1+ years of experience in a corporate setting required.

  • Prior experience in Procurement, Supply Chain or a related Operational function preferred.

Skills and Abilities

  • Fundamental knowledge of business processes

  • Organization skills, strong Microsoft Access/Excel skills and/or other database programs, a team player, strong communication skills, influence skills, self-directing, and ability to work in a very fast paced, multi-tasking environment.

  • Must be fluent Spanish and English. Portuguese is a plus.

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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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