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Manufacturing Communications Specialist

Company: The Goodyear Tire and Rubbber Company
Location: Fayetteville
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 119277
Sponsorship Available: No
Relocation Assistance Available: No

Goodyear. More Driven.

About the Position:

  • Facilitate effective communication of plant goals & objectives established for Goodyear manufacturing facility. This position will lead the deployment, implementation & management of effective internal & external communications strategies & programs for their designed facility(ies) & support cross-facility efforts & programs.
  • Provide strategic communications counsel to plant leadership about internal & external issues. Communicate, as appropriate, to targeted internal/external audiences, the business goals & programs of a Goodyear plant, by developing, implementing & managing communications strategies & programs.
  • Partenering with local Human Resources team to help facilitate employee engagement events such as service anniversary recognition, retirement ceremonies, plant tours. etc.

    • Securing approval from Corporate Goodyear regarding all local media inquiries/news releases, act as plant spokesperson, internally & externally, in providing quality communications regarding plant goal & objectives.
    • Coordinate, manage & audit the quality & effectiveness of a plant-wide communications program regarding feedback as it pertains to plant/company goals & objectives; support communications, educational & training efforts of functional groups in POC. Increase proactive communication activities.
    • Develop, implement & manage an annual communications business plan (internal, external, community relations, & change management communications.
    • Develop, maintain & enhance media relations with local media. Serve as plant spokesperson. Provide coaching to plant leaders when involved with the media. Serve as liaison with North America communications in obtaining approvals for local media inquiries/news releases.
    • Oversee content compilation & creation as well as internal communication channel management to ensure optimal reach & relevance of messages.

      Education and Experience:
      • Bachelors Degree in journalism, communication or related field required.
      • Master's Degree in related communications or business discipline preferred.
      • Experience in organizational & business communications, effective presentations, developing communications systems & processes. Coorporate application systems & familiarity with on-line computer systems.
      • Preferred: Work with union & community groups, communication experience in a large manufacturing facility, demonstrated ability to think & act strategically; professional accreditation, media experience.

        Skills and Abilities:
        • Excellent presentation skills & a flexible self starter who is able to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
        • Strong written & verbal interpersonal communication skills.
        • Excellent PC skills using software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Publisher. Social Chorus and Appspace a plus.
        • Strong understanding of modern communication strategies, processes, media equipment & the interface between computer hardware/software & communication medium(s).

          Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 74,000 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 www.goodyear.com/corporate .

          Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard 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 law.

          If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.

          Click here for more information about Equal Employment Opportunity laws, and here for additional supplementary information.

Keywords: The Goodyear Tire and Rubbber Company, Fayetteville , Manufacturing Communications Specialist, Other , Fayetteville, North Carolina

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