General Motors

Architecture/Style Lead

General Motors

July 20, 2021

About GM
There’s never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors.
To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won’t happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.
Why Work for Us
Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests, and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.
Job Description
Key Job Responsibilities Include:
  • Host Global Working Call - (Architecture/Style).
  • Lead resolution of Global build and product issues at Working Call.
  • Work with CME's and Global ME's to resolve cross-compartment issues and bring to Working Call, if necessary.
  • Raise cross-style issues to Architecture Working Call to determine Single Voice of ME.
  • Ensure lessons learned are communicated to all regions.
  • Host Architecture Leadership Calls.
  • Escalate Architectural and Style issues that cannot be resolved to Leadership Call
  • Provide Single Global ME General Assembly Voice to Program Team
  • Attend and Participate in Program Meetings (Architecture Development, MIT, VAPIR, VCIT, Readiness Review, Health Checks, Timing Workshops) when applicable to Architecture/Style.
  • Single voice of GA for Product Integration Strategy & Issues to other ME Centers.
  • Define initial load case plan for virtual assessments and coordinate Virtual Reviews.
  • Track Architectural / Program / Style MR Compliance in the MRDB and provide status to MIM/MIT.
  • Create and submit 5-phase documents for major issue/no-builds for issue escalation.
  • Conduct virtual tryouts throughout GVDP and communicate issues back to Homeroom - (Style).

Additional Job Description
  • Proven skills and experience in dealing with ambiguous situations
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team(s) and work effectively with other departments
  • Successfully working with Global partners to communicate manufacturing requirements and needs,
  • Utilize systems and processes to successfully complete work and provide manufacturing inputs and deliverables
  • Managing global sharing of work on new vehicle program
  • Utilize processes to resolve manufacturing issues
  • Demonstrated success in resolving cross cultural issues
  • Demonstrated and proven ability to handle multiple projects and requirements simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication (verbal & written) and meeting facilitation skills
  • Ability to make complex concepts / issues easily understood by ESL speaking peers.
  • Some travel may be required.
  • Required flexibility in working hours. Due to global business requirements, meetings may start between 5:00am and 9:00pm.
  • Extended hours required as part of job requirements.

  • In depth Knowledge of the GM and Vehicle Systems Product & Process Integration processes and procedures including BOP, Bill of Equipment, MRs, Manufacturing Requirements Database (MRDB), Concept Sheets, GVDP, Advance Vehicle Development Center.
  • In depth knowledge of GM vehicle assembly process in GA for both Body Frame Integral (BFI) and Body off Frame (BOF) architectures.
  • New vehicle program launch experience (lean BOP / BOE / GMS compliant plant).

Minimum: Bachelor's Degree in Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent experience.
Preferred: Master's Degree in Engineering or MBA.
Benefits Overview
The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
  • Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
  • Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
  • Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
  • Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;
  • Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
  • Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information
General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of 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 understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statements
The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and 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 at . 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.