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Business Team Manager

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


Onsite: This role is categorized as onsite. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to Lansing Delta Township on a full-time basis.

The Role:

The Business Team Manager (BTM) will supervise a medium to large group of employees involved in General Assembly (GA). The BTM will provide leadership for Safety, People, Quality, Responsiveness, Cost, and Environment (SPQRCE). Work is generally of a technical nature with the ability to make decisions within the limits of general standards and practices. Some direct guidance will be received from supervisors. This position requires the selected candidate to have to ability to work any shift (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) and over time.

What You'll Do (Responsibilities):

  • Promotes safe work environment with proper housekeeping standards and workplace organization

  • Conducts safety talks, job instruction training, ergonomic evaluations, and safety incident report & investigation

  • Provide environment which stimulates team member’s involvement & personal growth by maintaining communications, soliciting suggestions, development training plan, attendance records, performance improvement, standardized work, support team meetings, job rotation, and work with UAW to resolve problems

  • Drive Departmental Success on imperatives and Business Plan Deployment targets, include data analytics (Open on line Champion, Daily Manpower Placement and End of Shift Communications)

  • Lead GM-GMS execution in area

  • Lead Daily and Weekly expectations with authority across all functions within the department

  • Manage Operational metrics (Safety, Quality, Throughput & Cost) – drive countermeasures within the Team

  • Maintain awareness of quality standards and processes and leverage resources to solve quality problems

  • Implements problem solving processes

  • Mentor and Coach Group Leaders in the Department

  • Liaise with customers for quality problems and co-ordinate countermeasures

  • Respond to work environment to meet production schedule

  • Ensure cost control achieves budget needs

  • Cover for the Shift Leader or other Group Leaders in his/her absence

  • Lead CI activities to continuously improve safety, throughput and quality

  • Supports departmental initiatives to eliminate unnecessary energy usage and promotes recycling initiatives

  • Be involved with extra-curricular such as PMN, WIM, GMAN, Career Ambassadors etc.

Additional Description

Your Skills and Abilities (Required Qualifications):

  • Ability to work any shift and overtime

  • 3 years of experience in a management/supervisor/leadership role

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment

  • Advanced understanding of manufacturing and assembly processes

  • Experience working in a team environment

  • Experience supervising employees in a union environment

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

  • Proficient in Throughput Improvement Process (TIP)

  • Very high level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, motivate employees and elicit work output

  • Highly developed oral and written communications skills

  • Demonstrated leadership ability

  • Understand and comply with the terms of local and national labor agreements

What Can Give You a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications):

  • 3+ years of experience in a management/supervisor/leadership role

  • 3+ years of experience working in a manufacturing environment

  • Associate's degree or 2-year Technical/Mechanical Certification/Diploma or Bachelors

  • Experience working with Kronos

  • GMS experience

  • GA experience

This job may be eligible for relocation benefits.


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