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V 1605428312078 Our Emp Jacklyn


Title: Buyer-Structures

What does my day look like?

As a buyer, you get to interact with a lot of different people throughout the day. It’s pretty exciting. My day includes emails/phone calls; conversing with my supply base; collaborating with GM engineering on sourcing and work order changes. I also work with GM supplier quality and logistics and help share ideas and strategies with my co-workers.

What’s the most unexpected skill I’ve gained at General Motors?

Over the years, my positions at GM have allowed me to better myself in many areas. My communication, prioritizing, multitasking, problem-solving and technical skills have all improved. These are skills which I use every day in every aspect of my life.

What opportunities at General Motors have boosted my career growth?

I have been pushed out of my comfort zone a few times. In 2015, I was responsible for organizing our supplier symposium for GM Steel Resale. I was nervous to take on the assignment, as I didn’t have much experience interacting with the supply base and was uncomfortable with public speaking. After hosting a few of the sessions, I gained confidence speaking in front of large crowds. I am much more comfortable with public speaking now, which