July 21, 2021

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Job Description
Job Description
General Purpose of Position
As a program team member, VSL is responsible for managing program team deliverables at the SMT level, working collaboratively with the cross functional teams. He / she provides leadership to achieve program profitability targets, key GVDP deliverables for GPSC overcoming unique challenges to enable program goals. This business individual will provide direction to keep the program on-time, within budget, with quality, while aligning with the VSEs. VSL position directly reports into the GPSC Program Purchasing Management organization with indirect reporting to SMT CEDs.

Key Roles/Responsibilities:

  • Successfully manage business initiatives with joint ventures (SGM) blending systems and proven methods to achieve desired results
  • Use strategies / solutions to navigate unique issues specific to Crossovers
  • New Technology Development
  • Responsible for driving program profitability within the SMT for multiple Crossovers programs
  • Provide vehicle program transparency within the SMT:
  • Volume changes
  • Foot print changes
  • Changes from program DSI intent
  • Support various sourcing activities and commodity strategies within SMT through the GDVP
  • DDR / Mid-Point PSR / PSR Approvals
  • Sourcing Recommendations
  • Review Financial and operational metrics at SMT leadership forums
  • Coordinate with global key stakeholders within purchasing, engineering and program teams on a regular basis to enable alignment on costs and timing
  • Potentials / Saving Opportunities
  • Recovery Plans
  • Enable cost reduction activities for various creativity teams while making sure ideas are shared across platforms
  • Cost Reduction meetings
  • Bundling / Scale Opportunities
  • ED&D Lump Sum vs Amortized
  • LTA’s vs Best Cost Up Front
  • Work collaboratively with cross functional VSL’s on responsibilities and processes for reporting to leadership

Additional Job Description
  • Bachelors Degree Required
  • 2 years of post graduation work experience required
  • Previous Direct Purchasing experience preferred
  • Strong business acumen, interpersonal verbal and written communication skills while maintaining the ability to prioritize tasks, handle multiple Programs simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Represent SMT as a single voice for all program related meetings
  • Coordinate internal and cross-SMT Issue escalation process
  • Demonstrate ability to manage ambiguity
  • Familiarity with SMT commodity structure, component architecture & supply base strategy
  • Familiarity with GVDP, program & sourcing process timelines
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and purchasing systems
  • Ability to travel and interact with global team
  • Understanding of USCMA requirements

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 Careers.Accommodations@GM.com . 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.