GMS Lead

General Motor
March 06, 2023
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LDT is in search of a Global Manufacturing Sytems (GMS) Lead. The GMS Lead will play a crucial part in LDT's GMS Initiative for the plant in conjunction with principal champions and SMEs. The GMS Lead will train, teach, coach, and communicate GMS processes with leaders and team members throughout LDT. This role is primarily a first shift role but may require OT as needed.


  • Coordinate and manage process improvement projects

  • Responsible for the development and standardization of critical GMS project initiatives focused on sharing best implementation practices

  • Support GMS Principal Champions in establishing annual plans, facilitating basketweave meetings and ensuring progress through regular reviews

  • Establish local facility GMS plan with Staff, monitor achievements and establish course correction and support where necessary

  • Provide leadership role in transitioning plant to GMS Next

  • Assist leadership in developing key people to become local experts in GMS initiatives/elements

  • Develops and monitors planning timetables

  • Define systemic issues that require project management implementation techniques of GMS elements to achieve business results

  • Develop project plans that will move an organization from current condition to future state based on a critical roadmap and key milestones

  • Communicate and train leadership within a facility on tools to identify strengths and weakness of organization

  • Lead departmental coordinators through implementation activities

  • Monitor progress of internal & external GMS calibration status and coach organization to achieve improvements through implementation plans

  • Select, develop and deliver GMS training packages for all levels of the organization including new hire orientation, TL training, SWE, etc.

  • Uses and promotes "Go and See" to support roll out of GMS tools on the floor

  • Coordinate the activities of the GMS Core team

  • Participates in monthly Global/NA basketweave calls

  • Facilitates the GMS Steering Committee

  • Support CIP workshops

  • Support Layered Audit Process

  • Additional Description

    Required Qualifications:

  • Experience managing and/or working on a shop floor in a union environment

  • GMS/Lean training or implementation experience

  • Experience managing process improvement projects

  • Highly developed oral and written communications skills

  • Knowledge of and ability to effectively use computer software as it pertains to developing training, presentations and SharePoint

  • Ability to manage multiple difficult projects/assignments with a high level of autonomy and be held accountable for results

  • Ability to build relationships and strong teams

  • Working knowledge of the National and Local agreements

  • Ability to analyze business processes for improvement in development, deployment, understanding, and effectiveness

  • Ability to travel minimally for training or support

  • Ability to work off shift/OT as needed (primarily first shift role)

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

  • Experience working in a BIQIV Assembly Facility

  • Experience utilizing GMS Lean Practices to achieve results

  • Ability to read a site and identify key GMS tools and techniques that can be implemented to change both behaviors and business metrics

  • Capable of training any of the 5 GMS principles and the supporting elements at multiple levels of the organization

  • Shop floor team coaching experience with Business Plan Deployment, Problem Solving, Standardized Work, WPO and Continuous Improvement activities

  • Manufacturing GMS experience in various positions, including supervision

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