Sr. Category Lead - MRO
Date: Apr 27, 2021
Akron, OH, US
Requisition ID: 78795
Sponsorship Available: No
Relocation Assistance Available: No
Goodyear. More Driven.
About the Position
Supports the development of category strategy. Executes sourcing
strategies in alignment with overall category strategy.
Leads contract negotiations. Leverages market data, cost
modeling to support the development of negotiation strategies that
deliver maximum value to the organization.
Develops relationships with suppliers focused on total cost of
ownership, advantaged supply chain, innovation and continuous
- Category Strategy: Supports the development of category
strategy. Executes sourcing strategies in alignment with overall
category strategy. Leads contract negotiations to drive advantaged
total delivered cost in alignment with company financial goals.
Leverages market data, cost modeling to support the development of
- Supplier Relationship Management: Develops relationships with
suppliers focused on total cost of ownership, advantaged supply
chain, innovation and continuous process improvement.
- Organizational & Operational Excellence: Drives operational
excellence through influence across functions and regions. Serves
as point of contact for regional stakeholders within
- Cross-Functional Collaboration/Stakeholder Management:
Maintains leadership role in Commercial Council - ensures Council
goals align to category strategy.
- Building Organizational Capability: Proficient with 7-Step
Strategic Sourcing Process and Enhanced Sourcing Tools. Supports
Category Team learning goals through coaching and assessment.
Informal people leadership - provides mentorship and coaching to
Required Education and Experience
- Bachelor's Degree required. Master's Degree in a related field
- 5+ years of experience in Procurement, Supply Chain or a
related Operational function required.
- Previous strategic sourcing experience required.
- Experience in a related industry preferred.
Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of core procurement processes, strategic sourcing
concepts, and negotiation tactics
- Negotiation skills, strong financial/statistical analysis,
organization skills, strong Microsoft Access/Excel skills and/or
other database programs, a team player, strong written and verbal
communication skills, influence skills, self-directing, and ability
to work in a very fast paced, multi-tasking environment
- Foreign language, manufacturing process, mathematical modeling,
international experience desired.
Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It
employs about 62,000 people and manufactures its products in 46
facilities in 21 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
Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative
Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regards to that individual's
race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex
(including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age,
physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information,
ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by
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application, or any other part of the employment process, please
contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.
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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland
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