Leader, Transformation

Date:  Dec 30, 2020
Country/Region:  US
City:  Findlay OH
Job Requisition:  31424

Cooper Tire offers an entirely unique work experience because no matter what your title is, you’ll play a part in contributing to the development, manufacturing and marketing of some of the most innovative tire products in the world. Cooper is a fun and exciting place to work. We are constantly on the lookout for motivated individuals who lead by example and inspire others to greatness. The opportunities are endless and the rewards rich for those who believe that job satisfaction and career success begin with a satisfied customer. Careers are a Journey…Come Ride with Us!

The Transformation Management Office (TMO) Leader will report directly to the Senior Vice President of Transformation and will be responsible with supporting the TMO with the oversight and coordination of the Margin Reset program, incl. using Agile ways of working to support business owners with initiatives and to deliver on the program ambition.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Track Margin Reset initiatives and savings against targets; review savings targets with business functions periodically and collaborate with Finance to validate savings plan.
  • Gather and challenge project-specific updates from initiative owners, escalate any implementation constraints and support business functions with bottleneck resolution
  • Prepare to discuss savings opportunities in terms of hard savings vs. soft savings, cost-benefit opportunity, and probability of success.
  • Keep project pipeline updated
  • Institutionalize agile sprints, including collect sprint ideas from the business functions, maintain sprint pipeline up to date, prioritize sprint initiatives, and facilitate sprints
  • Prepare TMO reports for the Executive Leadership Team (ELT - CEO, CFO, GC, CTO, CHRO, and others) on savings plans/targets, program status updates, deep-dives on key issues, and escalation of bottlenecks and resource gaps

Basic Qualifications:

  • Cross-functional experience across key business functions
  • Strong project management skills to keep multiple teams and projects on schedule
  • Ability to be a change agent with presence and strength to drive cultural change at Cooper and influence the behavior of others
  • Agile attitude and growth-oriented mindset with willingness to learn and acquire deep understanding of Agile ways of working
  • Strong interpersonal skills in both 1-on-1 and group settings and experience coaching teams
  • Creative, solution oriented mindset, ability to think beyond the obvious and solve problems quickly
  • Solid communication and presentation skills, including the ability to challenge, advise and engage multiple stakeholders, as well as facilitate meetings

Cooper Tire is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop and retain top candidates by providing an engaging culture and opportunities to grow and develop. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

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