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District Manager Development Program

  • Location
    • Alpharetta, Georgia
    • Danbury, Connecticut
    • Irving, Texas
    • Naperville, Illinois
    • Warren, Michigan
    • Westlake Village, California
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


Hybrid Position: 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 3 - 5 times per week.

Training Regions







District Managers are based throughout the nation; however, while in the program, candidates are assigned to one of the five above-mentioned regions for 4.5 months of hybrid training.

District Managers act as a consultant to the dealerships by working together with them on the development and implementation of their business plans. They work closely with the dealers to ensure that our customers have the best customer experience from the time of purchase through the life cycle of their vehicle. District Mangers are involved in a variety of activities including implementation and development of marketing initiatives, customer retention, product displays, financial analysis, and training.

Selected candidates for the District Manager Development Program will be placed into General Motors' internationally recognized and award-winning training program for 4.5 months with exposure to key positions within the organization. District Manager program participants will prepare for a District Manager (DM) assignment upon completion of training. The training structure will provide candidates with knowledge of GM's retail sales strategy, dealer network, vehicle order and purchase process, business management and other areas.

The DM Development Program training will be facilitated in a hybrid setting with a mixture of virtual learning and field training. The program will also help the participant develop a strong personal network of business professionals within General Motors and the automotive industry. Long term career mobility is a requirement for District Managers with General Motors Corporation.

DM Development Program participants:

  • Balance competing priorities while maintaining effectiveness in a dynamic, often chaotic environment

  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills that involves understanding the audience; getting the message across; presenting information effectively; and communicating openly

  • Use excellent time management skills - the ability to effectively and efficiently use your time to focus on the most impactful activities and challenge those that distract from the identified goal

  • Build and foster strong relationships as well as influence business partners

  • Be skilled in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel and have computer skills to develop, maintain, and analyze data

Role Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and ability to legally operate a motor vehicle on a regular basis is required

  • Be 100% mobile now and in the future, and able and willing to relocate anywhere within the United States immediately after program completion

  • Position may involve extensive overnight travel*

  • Ability to travel 80-85% to complete dealership and field training in multiple locations (MI and regional locations)*

  • Ability to deliver training and presentations to dealerships as needed

  • Dealership/automotive experience

  • Sales or Account Management experience

*NOTE: May require temporary housing. Dealership placement depends on availability. Attempts for close to home placement whenever possible)*

*NOTE: Due to COVID-19, travel and training(s) may be adjusted with business needs. Travel, any temporary housing, and/or relocation required will be paid for by General Motors.

Program participants will start in April 2023.

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

Additional Description

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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

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 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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