General Motors Value Chain Engineer - PUR0006969 in Pontiac, Michigan

* Value Chain Engineer*

The Value Chain Engineering team will be comprised of a select number of highly skilled individuals with expertise in Business, Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing Optimization.This group will be responsible for driving organizational and cultural change in how we work with our suppliers to achieve key program imperatives for our next generation vehicles and powertrains.

Value Chain Engineers (VCEs) are the single point experts tasked with understanding the cost structure of automotive components supplied to General Motors.A significant amount of the VCE’s time is spent on site at suppliers conducting analysis. The VCE’s two main functions are:

1. * Developing cost models to support effective sourcing and negotiation strategies for purchased components:*

· Support buyers in the development of sourcing strategies through the development of cost models (breakdowns by cost driver)

· Conduct supplier cost analysis to support Purchasing activity for current and future sourcing (e.g. price negotiations, material cost performance improvements, target setting, and threat avoidance)

· Conduct supplier audits to confirm supplier compliance with all cost related aspects of a quote and/or business award

· Conduct cost benchmarking activities across multiple suppliers and across programs to identify gaps and cost savings opportunities

2. * Leading continuous improvement and cost reduction activities (productivity) over the product lifecycle.*

· Utilize cost models to benchmark (“read across”) cost drivers across multiple suppliers to identify opportunities for cost structure improvements for each

· Conduct on-site workshops with suppliers if needed, to develop improvement plans to address read-across opportunities identified

· Identify the performance improvement tools (e.g. cost benchmarking, value analysis, material value chain, and lean manufacturing concepts) that are most appropriate for a particular supplier and apply them accordingly

· Monitor/accelerate supplier implementation of resulting improvement plans to ensure savings are achieved and coordinate with the respective Buyers to ensure the savings are realized

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* Qualifications / Requirements / Skills: *

·Ability to travel (30%+)

·Bachelor’s Degree - (Business/Accounting/Finance/Engineering preferred)

·Analytical and Detail Oriented

·Strong Excel Skills

·Focused on Results


·Critical Thinker

·Team Player / Able to Collaborate with Suppliers, Peers and Internal Customers

Preferred Qualifications:

· Experience using ABC (Activity Based Costing) principles

·Manufacturing process knowledge

·Industrial / Manufacturing Engineering Experience

·Purchasing Experience

·Passion for continuous improvement