General Motor

General Motor

Business Team Manager


As a Business Team Manager, you will be responsible for implementing and executing the established business process for an area of greater complexity in the production operations, while fostering an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation. Work is of a technical nature using independent judgment within the limits of GMS, focusing on Safety, People, Quality, Responsiveness, Cost, and Environment (SPQRCE).


  • Oversees normal production operations for a department sized area

  • Leads regular daily meetings

  • Coaches and teaches Group Leaders in department

  • Promotes safe work environment with proper housekeeping standards and workplace organization

  • Conducts safety talks, job instruction training, ergonomic evaluations, and safety incident report & investigation

  • Provide environment which stimulates team member's involvement & personal growth by maintaining communications, soliciting suggestions, development training plan, attendance records, performance improvement, standardized work, support team meetings, job rotation, and work with UAW to resolve problems

  • Understand and comply with the terms of local and national labor agreements.

  • Drive Departmental Success on imperatives and Business Plan Deployment targets, include data analytics (Open online Champion, Daily Manpower Placement and End of Shift Communications)

  • Lead GM-GMS execution in area

  • Have the managerial courage to lead Daily and Weekly expectations with authority across all functions within the department

  • Manage Operational metrics (Safety, Quality, Throughput & Cost) – drive countermeasures within the Team

  • Maintain awareness of quality standards and processes and leverage resources to solve quality problems. Implements problem solving processes

  • Liaise with customers for quality problems and co-ordinate countermeasures

  • Respond to work environment to meet production schedule

  • Ensure cost control achieves budget needs

  • Cover for the Shift Leader or other Group Leaders in his/her absence

  • Lead CI activities to continuously improve safety, throughput and quality

  • Supports departmental initiatives to eliminate unnecessary energy usage and promotes recycling initiatives

  • Be involved with extra-curricular such as PMN, WIM, GMAN, Career Ambassadors etc.

  • Required Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an assembly plant environment

  • Experience managing large groups of people

  • Group Leader experience

  • Ability to rotate shifts (every 3 months)

  • Experience supervising employees in a union environment

  • Very high level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, motivate employees and elicit work output

  • Ability to effectively assess and implement continuous improvement techniques

  • Ability to work independently with initiative to achieve personal and company goals

  • Highly developed oral and written communications skills

  • Demonstrated leadership ability

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Experience in General Assembly

  • Experience working in multiple locations

  • Advanced understanding of manufacturing and assembly processes

  • Experience/knowledge of GM Global Manufacturing System (GMS)

  • Knowledge of continuous improvement processes (CIP)

  • Proficient in Throughput Improvement Process (TIP)

  • Experience in Kronos

  • Additional Description


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    Job details


    Business Team Manager


    General Motor


    United States


    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    September 15, 2023

    Job type




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