General Motors
Detroit, MI

Engineering Group Manager- Advanced Battery Cell Engineering at General Motors (Detroit, MI)

| Detroit, MI
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Description
We are seeking an Engineering Manager for the Advanced Battery Cell engineering department. This team is responsible for the application, and integration of multiple battery cell designs on multiple electrification programs and ATWs. As a people leader, you'll be responsible for the product, process, tools, and team training. You'll manage workload models, resources and business system as well as year over year productivity enhancements. You'll also lead cell design workflow that is integrated with the Advanced Battery Cell group and also support cell integration into Module and Pack, Release, Battery Technology, and Battery Validation.
This Role Offers the Following Work Appropriately Strategy: Hybrid.
This position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. The employee's role enables them to work at a GM facility or off-site as frequently as needed or desired. This position requires an employee to be onsite monthly.
Responsibilities:
  • Lead design and development of advanced GM battery cells
  • Provide leadership and direction to battery cell Technical Review Boards (TRBs), Change Control Board (CCB), and advanced technical work groups
  • Lead people resources and work alignment (visibility of projects & workload)
  • Develop, document and implement standard work and best practices
  • Recruit and attract top talent to meet staffing targets
  • Highlight & implement strategies to foster GM behavioral characteristics
  • Provide opportunities for career growth and professional development
  • Lead employee performance through timely candid constructive feedback and the CAP process
  • Develop strategic action plans to support business goals
  • Responsible for budget requirements and compliance
  • Lead group to release battery cells per Process of Engineering work
  • Support root cause of issues by collaborating with applicable engineering organizations
  • Provide periodic status reviews to the GSSLT, Leadership/core PDT & SMT

Additional Description
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering
  • 8+ years of related engineering experience
  • High level of interest in the future of vehicle propulsion systems
  • Ability to work non-standard hours to collaborate with overseas suppliers
  • Ability to travel internationally as necessary
  • Functional knowledge of engineering budgeting process
  • Ability to prioritize assignments/projects and multi-task within restricted time constraints
  • Ability to network and run effective meetings with diverse participants

Desired Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Engineering or MBA
  • Previous people leader and/or project leader experience
  • Experience in electrified propulsions systems
  • Experience in balancing and mitigating risks with projects, suppliers, quality, and production

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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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 [email protected] 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.
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