Global Workplace Safety System Manager

General Motor
April 06, 2023
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This position is hybrid with the potential for travel at 30% or more at times.

This is a global role with functional reports from Safety Professionals in the different regions of GM. The individual in this role supports all GM locations globally and owns the System dimension of the GWS strategy.

The WSS Manager is a global role with functional reports from Safety Professionals in the different regions of GM. This Role reports directly to the Executive Director of Global Workplace Safety Operations.

GM's WSS Global Manager leads the design, implementation, and execution of WSS processes across the organization, including (1) Annual program reviews and updates for continuous improvement (2), Validation of site level achievement of WSS status (3) Coaching, mentoring, and supporting site level implementation of the WSS and (4) Maintaining processes that align with globally recognized standards for occupational safety and health.


Customers: Operational Safety Leaders, Manufacturing Operations Leaders, Site Champions, Manufacturing Engineering Centers, Site Leaders, Sustainable Workplaces, Global Environmental, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain and Global Workplace Safety Leadership.

Stakeholders: Global Manufacturing Engineering, Sustainable Workplaces, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, Global Manufacturing System, GM Legal, Union Leadership, Global Workplace Safety.

Expectations: (1) Collaboration with various customers and stakeholders in the successful execution of the WSS components (2) Provide day to day oversight of the design, continued improvement and management of the WSS. (3) Provide solid documentation of the WSS and manage metrics that allow performance and quality to be tracked over time (4) Manage relationships with Champions from all Stakeholders (5) Lead site level validation of WSS implementation status (6) Lead a global group of safety professionals with representatives in every Region where GM operates.

Additional Description


  • A bachelor's degree (Safety or Engineering) with 5+ years of leadership roles in Workplace Safety or Industrial Hygiene position or Manufacturing Equivalent.
  • Post Graduate studies in Safety or Related Engineering is desirable.
  • Safety Certifications are desirable.
  • Demonstrated leadership in complex Workplace Safety and manufacturing environments
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in the areas of building talent, team collaboration, decisive, innovative, inspirational, manage change and visionary.
  • Demonstrated Leadership with a Global Vision and Multi-Cultural experiences
  • Broad, diverse global career experience in businesses and operations
  • Leadership competencies and the ability to communicate effectively at all organizational levels and across the globe while being mindful of cultural differences
  • Understanding and able to interpret international, national and local standards and regulatory requirements relevant to job duties
  • Successful experience in developing and implementing a Safety Management System or other closely related management system

  • Dealing with ambiguity – Can effectively cope with change, can “shift gears” comfortably, can decide and act without having the total picture.

  • Functional/Technical Skills – Has de functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.

  • Building Effective Teams – blends people into teams when needed, creates strong morale, shares wins and success, fosters open dialogue, and lets people be responsible for their work.

  • Organizational agility – knowledgeable about how the organization works, knows how to make things work through formal channels and informal network (lobbying), understand the culture of the organization and the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices and procedures

  • Drive for results – Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully, is constantly a top performer, very bottom-line oriented, motivates self and others for results

  • Motivating Others – Creates a climate in which people wants to do their best, can assess each person's “hot button” and use it to get their best, empowers, shares ownership, makes each individual feel his/her work is important.

  • Innovation Management – It's good at taking ideas into market, good judgment on which ideas can work and which won't, can facilitate brainstorming, can envision ideas put in place.

  • Managerial Courage – doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said, provides direct feedback to others, faces up on people problems on any person or situation is not afraid to take corrective action when necessary

  • Business Acumen - Knowledgeable in current and emerging policies, practices, trends and information affecting the organization. Knows how to get things done both through formal channels and informal network. Understands the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices and procedures.

  • This job description is intended to set forth the core functions required for this position and describe the general nature of the work performed by employees in this position. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required to do this job. Employees may be assigned additional responsibilities as needed. The company reserves the discretion to revise this job description at any time and require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of the company's business, competitive considerations or the work environment changes. This document describes the position as currently available and is not an employment contract.

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