Manager Materials Planning & Value Added Assembler Job at General Motors, Warren, MI

  • General Motors
  • Warren, MI

Job Description



This role is categorized as hybrid. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to Warren three times per week, at minimum. ​

The Role

Manager Materials Planning & Value-Added Assembler requires a unique blend of skills to develop and execute General Assembly lean material planning strategies in earlier stages of development, develop and execute VAA planning strategies and work with the VAA suppliers to promote flawless launches.  The role will act as a bridge between manufacturing engineering, production and VAA with a strong focus on cost. efficiency, and optimization. 

What You'll Do

Lead the strategy and development of the General Assembly Material ecosystem plan, aligning lean material strategies with overall business goals.

Conduct market research and competitor analysis to identify trends and opportunities for material strategies.                                     

Developing lean strategies to optimize General Assembly material supply chain cost and efficiency and drive standardization.

Develop and evaluate estimates and advanced studies, considering cost, ROI, and impact on workforce.

Respond to the Manufacturing Planning Studies timely and efficiently

Collaborating with execution and production teams to ensure flawless launches.

Lead the strategy and development VAA planning, aligning lean strategies, optimization and efforts with overall business goals.

Work with the Manufacturing Integration Manager and GPSC to define and nominate VAA Suppliers timely

Oversee VAA launch activities to ensure flawless launches.

Escalate when the VAA performance is behind expectation and implement forecast recovery plans with regular updates.

Drive a transparent and strong partnership with the VAA Suppliers.

Develop and implement VAA Continuous Improvement process that drive initiatives to improve execution and/or system improvements at the VAA or within the GM assembly plant team supporting the VAA.

Additional Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)  

Bachelor's degree in Global Supply Chain, Engineering, or a related field

Multiple years of combined experience in manufacturing with a strong focus on material supply chain planning and strategies and VAA

Proven leadership skills with the ability to motivate and lead a team.

In-depth knowledge of material supply chain and VAA processes

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

Effective communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.

What Will Give You a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)​

Master's degree

This job may be eligible for relocation benefits.



About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

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Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of unlawful discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.  We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications for each role and apply for any positions that match their skills and capabilities. Applicants in the recruitment process may be required, where applicable, to successfully complete a role-related assessment(s) and/or a pre-employment screening prior to beginning employment. To learn more, visit How we Hire

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement (U.S.)

General Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.  

Accommodations (U.S. and Canada)

General Motors offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us or call us at 800-865-7580. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

Job Tags

Full time, Relocation, H1b,

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