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Tactical Operations Coordinator - Propulsion

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


This role is categorized as hybrid. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to [Cole Engineering Center Warren, Michigan ] three times per week, at minimum [or other frequency dictated by the business]

As a member of the Supply Chain team, you will be responsible for support in one of the key areas: Manufacturing/Warehouse Operations, Supply Chain Systems and Processes, Launch Execution and Scheduling and Material Management

This role is categorized as Hybrid. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to [Cole Engineering Center, Warren MI] three times per week, at minimum or other frequency dictated by the business

  • This group deals with short term capacity issues caused by broken tools or equipment, fires, floods, and any other related supplier shortage issues

  • Act as a liaison between purchasing, engineering, warehousing/manufacturing, logistics and suppliers to resolve issues and to provide support

  • Working cross-functionally with Purchasing, Engineering, Supplier Quality, Containerization, Logistics and GM assembly / manufacturing plants to facilitate critical supply issues and business transfers.

  • Determine the cause of supplier delivery problems and coordinate/implement effective and timely resolutions

  • Help assess and assist in the development and implementation of corrective actions for critical issues

  • Improve delivery performance of suppliers by identifying process improvements and lead time reduction opportunities

  • May participate as member or resource to product development teams

  • Regularly exchange information with others inside and outside the work group including GM and supplier facilities

  • Work with Supplier Risk Management team with Financially Troubled Suppliers

  • Support / Lead conference calls with business transfers and critical supply issues

  • Keep management updated frequently, consistent with the issue’s urgency

  • Provide Executive reports

  • Develop the most efficient ways to utilize people, machines, materials, and information

  • Assist operations to increase productivity

  • Resolve operational problems

  • Study and rearrange material flow, and operations sequence

  • Standardize common floor processes

  • Determine all operational methods according to required work standards and analyze all information to resolve specific issues such as optimal utilization of personnel and materials

  • Designs, redesigns, or enhances work areas and layouts so that awkward or uncomfortable positions, repetitive motions, and inefficient operations are reduced or eliminated

  • Identifies and assesses various problems and departures from established manufacturing standards and best practices; recommends solutions

  • Implements methods and modifications to reduce production costs

This job may be eligible for relocation benefits.

Additional Description


  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering (Preferred)

  • 5+ years of experience within Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering

  • Warehousing/assembly plant experience

  • Excellent communication and command skills are necessary to be successful in this position

  • General automotive, with special focus on propulsion products & technologies

  • Broad understanding of propulsion technologies, including battery, motor, hybrid solutions, BEV, Fuel Cell, ICE engines, automatic transmissions

  • Understanding of auto industry, competitors and GM vehicle and propulsion systems

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and difficult projects and assignments with high level of autonomy and accountability for results

  • High level of analytical ability to make difficult decisions and solve complex/unusual problems

  • High level of initiative and flexibility

  • Ability to deal with high levels of ambiguity, make assumptions, and support decisions

  • Ability to gather information, organize and make presentations to Senior Leadership

  • Proficient level of computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office products, Teamcenter Visualization)

  • Expect to travel spontaneously 70-80% domestically/Internationally at Suppliers

  • Must have a valid passport


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