General Motors Zone Group Leader - Body Shop - MAN0020270 in Spring Hill, Tennessee

At the new General Motors, we are passionate about designing, building and selling the world’s best vehicles. This vision unites us as a team each and every day and is the hallmark of our customer-driven culture. Making the world’s best vehicles can only happen with the world’s greatest employees. GM is in the process of reinventing our industry with innovative products like the Chevy Volt and OnStar. Our 202,000 employees work in 158 facilities touching six continents, they speak more than 50 languages and touch 23 time zones. From designing and engineering state-of-the-art plants and developing new vehicles and technologies to creating new marketing programs, our team members are valued for their unique contributions. We are seeking individuals who are looking to make a difference in one of the world’s most iconic companies.

Hiring for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Shifts. This job willrequire working various shifts, overtime, and some off-shift production support

Execute the business plan for a manufacturing unit responsible for Production & Maintenance. Proactively pursue the vision established for the area and foster an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation. Has supervisory responsibility for a medium to large group of employees involved in Plant Production & Maintenance Operations. Work is of a technical nature using independent judgment within the limits of general practices and standards. The ability to deal with complex problems is desired. Some guidance for the supervisor is available to handle unusual situations.Maintain awareness of quality standards, communicate department quality goals and leverage resources to solve quality problems

  • Build and maintain good working relationships with employees, union and management
  • Understand and consistently administer the National and Local Agreements between General Motors and the United Auto Workers Union
  • Bring leadership skills that help develop teams
  • Strong problem solving skills (utilizing data)
  • Implement/follow systems that prevent reoccurrence of known issues
  • Promote safe work practices and achieve objectives for ergonomics, health and safety and housekeeping
  • Motivate, train and develop employees to effectively perform their jobs utilizing standardized methods
  • Influence your peers to accomplish plant goals
  • Utilize human resources in accordance with corporate policies and procedures and government regulations
  • Achieve production schedules and product requirements by applying lean manufacturing/synchronous principles with emphasis on variation reduction
  • Control costs and achieve productivity improvements
  • Provide input to payroll and perform other administrative tasks, as required

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* Basic Required *

  • High level of interpersonal skills to effectively lead, motivate and facilitate others in group situations. Proficiency in team building and ability to create an environment that allows for measured risk taking
  • High level analytical ability to assess and identify appropriate alternative courses of action for definition and resolution of problems that are unique and diverse; Ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Knowledge of financial management concepts to improve costs
  • NOTE: Some positions may require experience in both production and maintenance.

* Basic Preferred *

  • Experience in Body Shop,
  • Ability to effectively organize and plan
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills with the ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization

* Education *

Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience.