General Motors
Detroit, MI

Senior Manager Battery Lifecycle & Charging Infrastructure at General Motors

| Detroit, MI
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Description
About the role:
The Senior Manager will lead a team within the Sustainability, Recyclability & Secondary Use group. This person will be responsible for managing the lifecycle of the electric vehicle battery from design to production and will lead discussions with engineering on problem resolutions.
The role will be responsible for setting the strategy of recycling for the EV battery while adhering to the carbon footprint targets. They must be comfortable speaking in front of audiences internal & external providing an overview of GM's strategy for recycling. They will utilize their team and be the subject matter expert providing guidance to Public Policy, Legal and external contacts such as NAATBat a recycling committee pushing value positive. Ultimately this individual must have a belief of positive value recycling influencing those direct and indirect.
  • Broad support of Bolt Recall with specific responsibilities in refurbishment & recycling
  • Lead small but effective team to deliver recycling goals including finding positive value recycling and setting targets to achieve closed loop material recycling
  • Lead team to:
    • Support Public Policy strategy development
    • Collaborate with Financial teams on business case development.
    • Lead Advanced Technology Work Teams (ATWs) in recycling domain.
    • Create and execute advanced recycling projects with recycling and CAM suppliers.
  • Lead Cross Functional Teams that execute GM Manufacturing, Engineering, and CCA Li Ion Battery recycling sourcing activities.
  • Create and foster an inclusive open culture where out-of-box thinking is encouraged. This manager will provide thought leadership, foster innovation, facilitate communication, and inspire passion into the organization.
  • Hire, Train, develop, mentor, manage, and develop employees. Ensure there is right technical and leadership bench strength in the team. Cultivate a growth mindset.
  • Drive GM Behaviors and Competencies; actively champion change to support GM's transformation; demonstrate high business acumen; strategically focus on addressing systemic issues; possess high learning agility, ability to deal with ambiguity and complexity, tendency to push the envelope and not accept status quo.

Additional Description
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant engineering or business field
  • 10+ years experience in engineering release or adjacent type experience
  • 5+ years people leader experience
  • 3+ years high voltage battery experience & battery recycling
  • Experience in design release and managing statement of requirements
  • Comfortable working in whitespace (new areas/concepts) and open-minded to new and changing approaches to ensure desired solution is achieved
  • Demonstrated ability to understand business concepts, including the ability to critically evaluate and create project plans
  • Ability to work with all levels within General Motors globally and across functional boundaries e.g. finance, purchasing, vehicle development, legal, including senior leaders

Leadership Skills
  • Develops Strategic Perspective: Setting a vision. Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Managerial Courage: Portray executive demeanor in high stress situation and maintain high integrity for all decisions/interactions. Ability to communicate effectively to leadership the actions required, and help needed to meet objectives.
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization. Cultivates a collaborative environment irrespective of structural and organizational barriers.
  • Organizational Agility: Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally across multiple sectors e.g. product engineering, manufacturing engineering, program teams, purchasing, quality and suppliers.
  • Motivate and develop others: Continuously evaluate, develop, retain and attract talent and positively influences others to achieve high performance results.
  • Decision-making: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions, which are timely, and in the best interests of the broader organization.
  • Drive for Results: Demonstrated ability to attain results, while balancing technical solutions with business imperatives.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.

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.
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 [email protected] . 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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