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General Motors Model Year Manager - VMEC Electronics in Milford, Michigan

About GM

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To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won’t happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.

Why Work for Us

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Job Description

The Role:

We are seeking an experienced, motivated candidate for the role of Vehicle Motion Embedded Controls (VMEC) Model Year Manager to lead and support VMEC leadership in managing our embedded controller strategy. In this role, you will be the single point contact for VMEC Chassis Electronics with program, planning, and purchasing functions within the enterprise to respond to planning studies. You will be interfacing with VMEC leadership in terms of managing the Chassis embedded controller portfolio and developing business cases for special projects. This position includes exposure to high level management such as VMEC directors, vehicle chief engineers, propulsion chief engineers as well as opportunities to network across the organization.


  • Lead and coordinate responses to planning studies

  • Work with the VMEC Propulsion MYM to facilitate the Embedded Controller SMT

  • Provide communication linkage for planning studies and Notice of Decision (NOD) between Planning, Controller PMTs, Embedded Controller SMT, and Propulsion/Vehicle teams

  • Lead special assignments for VMEC leadership

  • Create/Maintain embedded controller rollout plans.Update GM3PD with embedded controller information

Additional Job Description

Minimum Skills and Experience

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent

  • Knowledge of and 4 - 6 years of experience in embedded controls development including several of the following areas:

  • control system integration and testing of hardware and software

  • controller hardware design and failure modes of electronic modules

  • electronic control module, sensor or actuator development, manufacturing and test engineering

  • system/software/hardware requirements development and validation

  • The primary competencies required for this position are:

  • Takes initiative

  • Communicate powerfully and prolifically

  • Collaboration and teamwork

  • Develop strategic perspective

  • Solves problems and analyzes issues

  • Drives for results

  • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult

  • High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with others

  • High level of oral and written communication skills

  • Appropriate interpersonal styles & communication methods to work effectively with business partners to meet mutual goals

  • Demonstrated technical and professional skills in job-related area

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • DFSS Certification

  • Prior experience negotiating between parties

  • Knowledge and 5+ years of experience in Embedded Controls

  • Knowledge and experience with ECU controller and data file release process

  • Knowledge and experience in Control system hardware/software implementation, integration and test

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Project Management

  • Demonstrated proficiency in both written and verbal communication

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a Global environment

  • Demonstrated proficiency in planning and organizing, drives for results

  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally

  • Demonstrated ability to build and develop relationships.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:

• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;

• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;

• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;

• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;

• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;

• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

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 Careers.Accommodations@GM.com .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.