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Supply Chain Shift Leader

  • Location
    • Pontiac, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


This position will have a shop floor management scope in support of GM GMS together with Lean Material Strategies (LMS) and Common Stamping Manufacturing System (CSMS).  This position is a people leader position and will have direct reports.  This position will also work cross functionally with external (Vehicle Systems) and internal resources (Production) and support their needs and requirements.  Work involves a considerable amount of initiative in decision making and is accompanied by a high level of independent judgment.

Responsible for material flow activity (the physical movement of material from receipt through shipment)

  • Audits department records for employees, Safety documents, Ergonomics, Suggestions, Grievances, Training, Vacation, Attendance and Overtime

  • Implements, monitors and maintains GMS initiatives

  • Assures compliance to internal control procedures

  • Assures compliance to Dangerous Goods Shipments

  • Supports production organization

  • Develops standardized work

  • Maintains clean housekeeping standard and applies 5S

  • Develops subordinates

  • Develops and maintains labor relationships

  • Supervises floor operation

  • Ensures the material personnel are properly training

  • Coordinates development of the BPD for floor operations

  • Communicates BPD requirements to staff members

  • Follows up and prepares required documentation for BPD reporting

  • Documents plans/ideas for future years BPD

  • Involves plant Business Manager where appropriate

  • Monitor the scorecard reporting process for input into Gap Closure Planning for current and future years

  • Supports launch of new vehicles

  • Reviews and approves manpower plans (GMOS)

Additional Description


Basic Required

  • Experience managing and prioritizing multiple projects, effective project planning in terms of resources, strategies, cost, and time, with the ability to meet project timelines

  • Experience managing a Supply Chain floor operations team through GMS SLT

  • Coordinates input from internal/external customers to better understand customer needs and/or perceptions

  • High functional capability with supply chain floor systems – MGO, EPS, CSMS

  • Strong understanding of supply chain and lean material processes; Logistics (LLP processes), Receiving, Internal Material Flow, Scrap, Obsolescence, etc.

  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • High level of analytical ability where problems are complex

Basic preferred

  • Prior experience with varied Supply Chain office and floor assignments

  • Multi plant and/or multi-functional experience

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


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or another Business-related field with 3-5 years of Supply Chain experience.

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