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Vehicle Chief Engineering – China Premium Product Imports

  • Location
    • Shanghai, Shanghai
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


This is a local hire position, located in Shanghai, China


-    Vehicle Chief Engineer role responsible for strategizing China execution and launch of the GM Premium Import (GMPI) in country multiple luxury EV and ICE architectures
-    Lead multifunctional team including Product Engineering, Project Team, Global Purchasing Supplier Center, Marketing, Type Approval, Safety Field Investigation, Quality, Manufacturing and Global Product Programs to develop and plan for GMPI launch activities in China
-    Leverage existing Program teams in U.S.A. to execute strategic changes and business activities for GMPI execution in China
-    Partner with planning and marketing organization to ensure a clear understanding of feature introduction 
-    Ensure China Engineering operation costs are understood and lead for all China specific leadership reviews preparation


  • This role will require an independent leader to help define and work with cross-functional teams in country to develop plans and drive solutions to enable high quality launch events of all the GMPI portfolio
  • Manage communication of timing and status for GM China engineering work, drive China unique issues and resolution, communicate visibility of vehicle and validation readiness for sale
  • Manage and drive in-country Engineering launch activities for all products including preparation for property Engineering logistics, GM China fleet and property management, warehouse logistics to delivery sale ready vehicle in country, and ensure GM global practices are known and adhered to in China and drive visibility of any deviations
  • Drive JV (including backoffice) and other external partners escalation issues to resolutions cross functionally to ensure the success of the product in country

Additional Description


  • Deep knowledge of GM’s ICE and Electric Vehicle development process, including, deep knowledge of electric vehicle sub-systems. 
  • Thorough understanding of the Engineering, validation, quality, purchasing, finance, and marketing organizations including during the launch phase of the programs
  • Multi-functional experiences in ideally more than one of the functions listed above
  • Proven track record as successful Engineer/Program Engineering Manager or Vehicle leader
  • Comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the business:  design, planning, engineering, manufacturing, marketing, as well as program planning.
  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Engineering

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