General Motor

General Motor

Manufacturing Productivity & Innovation Manager


Position tasks and responsibilities:

  • Identify Manufacturing Cost improvements through direct Plant Floor interactions. Develop ideas for improvements with the assistance of our Joint Venture partners and implement the solutions. Cost savings solutions and ideas to be communicated through Global Forums for read across and direct Global Plant comparisons.
  • Lead discussions and initiatives for Cost/Investment reduction, Complexity and Base Engineering Content reduction, lean material strategies, Ergo and others assuring that the Total Enterprise Cost and Global Standard mandates are maintained.
  • Be the GM Voice of Innovation. Identify & Drive for change on China technological developments on People, Bill of process, Bill of Equipment and Automation advancements & Technologies (both Software & Hardware).
  • Support GM North America with alignment on Innovation Priority items from the China region supporting GM's Factory of the Future.
  • Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competencies:


    A thorough knowledge of best practice Business, Manufacturing and Quality principles.


    Proven record of successful administration and team building at a high level to achieve the Company's objectives. Action oriented with vision and clarity of purpose.


  • Bachelors/Master's degree Engineering, Commerce or Business
  • A minimum 8 years' experience in Engineering and/or Manufacturing and Assembly operations.
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing systems.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to build effective teams, work cross-functionally and effectively influence without direct authority.
  • Strong ability to build relationships with team members and customers to solve problems and resolve issues,
  • Strong ability to coach / teach others
  • Strong Ability to promote collaborative discussions and cost/investment down proposals
  • Experienced in working with people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Chinese speaker and embedded in the culture
  • Competencies:

  • Influence without authority
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Managerial Courage
  • Motivating Others
  • Organizing
  • Drive for Results
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Managing Vision & Purpose
  • Customer Focus
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Listening
  • Additional Description 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. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. 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 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

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    Job details


    Manufacturing Productivity & Innovation Manager


    General Motor


    United States


    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    September 01, 2023

    Job type




    About the employer

    We embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all. Our diverse team of 164,000 employees bring their collective passion for engineering, technology and design to deliver on our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion.

    Together, we want to make electric vehicles for everyone and safely push transportation beyond our wildest imaginations with autonomous vehicles and advance hydrogen fuel cell technology. We are proud of our achievements so far, but there is more work to be done. Together, for everyone.


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