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Design Quality Execution Lead - CRE0001023

Warren (Tech Ctr), Michigan, US

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Design Quality Execution Lead 

Following established Design Quality processes, this position will be responsible for identifying, escalating and/or resolving interior and exterior pre-production design issues for assigned program(s) to ensure our designs meet the General Motors vision to “Design, Build and Sell the World’s Best Vehicles” from a Design Quality Interface Development and Execution Perceptive.

Business / Strategic:
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with Program Team and cross functional organizations.
  • Foster and maintain strong relationships with global and regional Design Quality colleagues as required
  • Provide presentations to high level leadership and process change recommendations / proposals, etc.
  • Develop strong relationships with all Cross Functional team Members to ensure their programs meet and exceed Design Quality execution expectations
  • Build strong relationships with fellow Design Quality staff both locally and globally to share lessons learned, create opportunities for improvement, etc.
Program Execution:
  • Total understanding of Design Quality Execution Enablers & competitive attributes required to make assigned programs win in their markets
  • Research customer satisfaction & quality data relevant to assigned programs (JD Power, Consumer Reports), evaluate researched information and make the necessary improvements for next generation of vehicle 
  • Initiate Virtual & Physical Property reviews per the Design Quality processes and  Lead Design Quality Execution assessments (Math / Properties) throughout vehicle development process
  • Identify and lead issue resolution & escalate when resolution is not resolved in a timely manner
  • Lead technical review of design to ensure technical correctness, customer needs and best practices are met       
  • Discover, filter, and assign ownership and closure dates for design quality issues         
  • Keep abreast of current product developments and trends in areas of expertise   
  • Actively identify new areas for learning and takes advantage of learning
  • Ensure criteria and typical sections support requirements       
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 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 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.

Qualifications Required: 

  • Highly Proficient in Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, TeamCenter and Unigraphics (UG)        
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to “seek to understand” 
  • Understanding of Global Vehicle Development Process
  • Working knowledge of Product and Manufacturing Engineering  Processes  and Requirements Focus on Exterior Requirements Metal forming, SMC processing. Etc.
  • Working knowledge of Manufacturing Bill Of Process  i.e. Body Shop Assembly, Fabrication, Metal Forming, Paint & Sealing and General Assembly
Preferred Skills: 
  • High level of analytical and problem solving ability where problems are unusual and difficult
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to foster innovation and creative ways of thinking to ensure new ways of operating are developed.
  • Ability to identify and demonstrate visual quality issues using math  
  • Ability to understand and interpret reverse engineering
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills
  • A high level of project management skills
  • Ability to multi task and deal with a diverse portfolio of work
  • Strong planning and organization skills and drive to meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt to changing job related concepts and complexities
  • Self-motivating ability to work with minimal direction
  • Team building abilities
  • Strong ability to work independently, and effectively with others
Education and Training: 
  • Degree qualifications in design, engineering, or equivalent work experience
  • Significant experience working on design or engineering of vehicle Exteriors
Primary Location
US-Warren, MI

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