Global Branded CMF Design Manager

General Motor
June 02, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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There's never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors!

We are seeking a Design Manager for Branded Color Materials and Finish to manage a team of creative CMF Designers inspiring them to create, develop and propose exciting, brand appropriate aesthetic proposals for GM vehicles globally. You will collaboratively work to set a vision, branded strategy and directs the creativity for Color & Trim solutions. CMF solution sets are applied to both interior and exterior of a vehicle.

The General Motors Design organization is transforming the future of transportation and mobility solutions. This is an incredible opportunity to be part of a team that is impacting the future of young people, as well as building the diverse talent pipeline for GM Design!x

This position requires an employee to be on-site on a full-time basis.

Please note, you must submit a Portfolio to be considered for this position – See Instructions Below


  • Highly proficient ability to apply creative judgment, make appropriate brand decisions and manage/guide - original, innovative, fresh 2D and 3D CMF designs appropriate to program requirements by working as part of a team with Design Leadership, cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers
  • Manages CMF design and guides others to create texture, color, material and soft -trim designs into cohesive well resolved design, brand appropriate solutions
  • Revise, refine and track CMF design proposals to GVDP 5.6 and 7.0 timing.
  • Prepare documentation, presentations and prototypes to program timing and communicating as required
  • Understands brand, global market, competition and customer requirements
  • Keeps abreast of trend, material and technology research. Recommends needs and developments as appropriate
  • Proposes and maintains branded material strategy
  • Escalate and resolve issues as appropriate for program execution and or brand/strategy integrity
  • Prepares and supports project budgets, timelines and resource plans
  • Develops and fosters the growth of direct reports

  • Executive Design Director of ID
  • Global Director CMF
  • CMF Brand Managers Globally
  • Interior and Exterior studios
  • Regional C&T Studios
  • Design Quality
  • Accessory Studio
  • Engineering and purchasing
  • Suppliers
  • Additional Description


  • Proven creativity and design judgment
  • Highly proficient technical and creative capability in CMF
  • Highly proficient understanding of manufacturing processes and limitations relative to CMF
  • Understands the visual cues and nuances between the GM portfolio of brands
  • Problem solver
  • Identifies potential problems and has very good analytical ability
  • Thinks strategically and navigates effectively through complex situations
  • Outstanding presentation skills to large groups
  • Needs little guidance and takes direction from leadership
  • Takes initiative, is proactive and composed under pressure
  • Supports leadership and brand direction

  • Must demonstrate sound design judgment and process as it relates to CMF

  • Minimum 5+ years CMF or equivalent experience
  • Sound understanding in tracking deliverables to a production timeline
  • Bachelors Degree in: Industrial Design, Product Design, Transportation Design, Interior Design, Architecture, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, or related field

    To be considered for this position, you will need to submit a portfolio in addition to your resume and profile. We strongly recommend linking your online portfolio in the "website" section of the application as we are able to access much larger files that way. If your portfolio is not available online, please follow the instructions below to upload your portfolio as a separate attachment as you did with the resume. Please NO dropbox files or Google docs.

    1. Save your portfolio as a pdf document 2. Name your portfolio your LAST NAME, FIRST NAME. Example: Candidate name is John Smith. Portfolio pdf file name is: Smith, John.pdf 3. Upload as an attachment - you may have to condense the file.

    DISCLAIMER: The Works included in your Career Portfolio must not be subject to any non-disclosure and/or confidentiality agreement. If the Works in your Career Portfolio are owned by your current or former employer, or by any other Third Party, there must be an express written consent from the Owner allowing the Works to be included in your Career Portfolio for sharing with General Motors (“GM”). By sharing your Career Portfolio, you grant to GM the right to quote, paraphrase, reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use all or any portion of the Career Portfolio for purposes of making a hiring determination. By sharing your Career Portfolio, you also agree to release and discharge GM, and its licensees, successors, and assigns, from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action that you may have regarding any use of the Career Portfolio, including (but not limited to) any claims based on the right to privacy, the right to publicity, copyright, libel, defamation, or any other right.

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