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Operational Excellence - Master Black Belt - ADM0002817

Warren (Tech Ctr), Michigan, US

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Why General Motors, WhyOperational Excellence?


At GM, we've chargedourselves with one mission: to design, build and sell the world’s bestvehicles. And to achieve our goals, we're currently undergoing one of thelargest transformations in the history of US corporate business.


Why General Motors?Here what Molly Peck, Director of Chevrolet U.S. Advertising and SalesPromotion has to say about working at GM and the City of Detroit by clickinghere.


OperationalExcellence (OpEx) is a cultural shift within GM that empowers and inspiresemployees to take action and embrace the mindset that, "Everything can bemade better." We operate as a dynamic team of employees from all levels and departments who work together to identify and make improvements with thegoals of raising customer satisfaction and increasing savings in time andmoney.


OpEx utilizes aproven, collaborative, and data-driven approach that confronts employeesuggested business issues and implements solutions. Business units work with acombination of proprietary tools, processes, and trained advocates to assemblecross-functional teams that tap into their varied skillsets to discover and acton new ways to enhance work.


"No longer arewe a company of 'best efforts.' Today, we are delivering on our commitments,holding ourselves accountable, and doing what we say we are going to do. We areincreasingly focused on transparency, speed, candor, and a relentless desire towin."

- Mary Barra,Chairman and CEO of General Motors


About the Master Black BeltPosition

Our Master Black Belts are passionate about Operational Excellence – they even dream about it! In this role, you will be responsible to bring new and innovative ideas to drive the strategic development, deployment and continuous improvement of processes with the end goal of increased business capabilities, customer satisfaction, and quality. You are relentless in wowing your clients and exceeding their needs. As such, you will be charged to work seamlessly with Executive Champions, Business Leaders, and Stakeholders across the ecosystem to determine scope of projects, define and schedule resource plans in addition to outlining the deployment strategy, goals, and priorities. Not only are you a Master Black Belt, you are a linguistics expert communicating process, status, and issues.


In addition to theapplication of your technical mastery, your expertise will be leveraged totrain, coach, and mentor the future of Operational Excellence whilesimultaneously contributing to the greater body of shared knowledge includingbest practices, innovative solutions, and efficient strategies.


In short, we'recurrently seeking the next generation of game-changers to help usher in a newage of automotive innovation. Are you ready to rise to the challenge, are youmade for more?


  • Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification required.
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution.
  • At least 5 years of experience in Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, or transactional areas.
  • At least 5 years of experience in Process Improvement, Business Operations, or Project/Program Management.
  • Successfully led 10 or more transactional, proactive, and/or reactive projects using continuous improvement methodologies such as Shainin or Red X and the effective application of Lean and/or Six Sigma tools through DMAIC, DMADV, and/or DFSS methodologies.
  • Experience using statistical software tools such as Tableu, Minitab, or Jump.

Leadership and Change Agent

  • Strong focus on execution.
  • Ability to build and promote organizational change management initiatives.
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills at all levels of the organization.
  • Proven ability to simplify strategy into simple actions.

Mentor, Coaching, andRelationships

  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and coach in the practical application of continuous improvement tools to drive significant business impact and culture.
  • Experience building, empowering, and leading talented cross functional teams.

Productivity andCollaboration Tools

  • Proficient with using advanced tools in standard Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and/or Visio).

The policy ofGeneral Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employeeson an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex,religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genderidentity/expression or veteran status.


Additionally,General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employerand offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals withdisabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your jobsearch or application for employment, email us In your email, please include a description ofthe specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title andrequisition number of the position for which you are applying.

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