Materials Business Manager - 3rd Shift

General Motor
June 10, 2023
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There's never been a more exciting time to work at GM's Oshawa Assembly.

At Oshawa Assembly, we're starting a brand-new chapter and are already building both the Chevrolet Silverado HD and LD trucks in less than a year.

We're on the journey to achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, and building quality trucks play an integral role in helping us fund this future.

We're looking for new team members to help bring this vision to life in Oshawa. Starting from day one, we're creating a workplace where we work as One Team and embrace a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and supported. We want those who are bold, innovative, ready to take on challenges, and strive for excellence. Our journey is just beginning, and we want you to be a part of it.

Selected candidates will learn new skills and actively play an integral role in the development of new plant processes and people. The opportunities at Oshawa Assembly are endless as we build the organization from the ground up and shape it into a Workplace of Choice.

Join our team today!

We are looking for you to take on the role of Materials Business Manager at Oshawa Assembly for our 3rd Shift.

This individual will work with all levels of a cross functional team to drive continuous improvements (CI), support steady state improvements, and drive established best practices. You will be responsible for supporting manufacturing/warehouse operations, supply chain systems and processes, and material management. As well as, lead overall plant Lean Material Strategies (LMS) including material flow, material routings, storage space requirements, mobile equipment, layout development, container development, storage areas, kitting, small lot strategy, sequence planning, PFEP, etc.


  • Executes deliverables in support of the supply chain organization's business objectives

  • Guides on one of the key areas within the Global Supply Chain to ensure business objectives are met or exceeded in all areas including customer, quality, service, responsiveness, people, product and financial initiatives

  • Position communicates to all levels of the organization, within the function as well as other functions and suppliers

  • Responsible for supporting relationship management with logistic suppliers and service providers

  • Ability to understand and assess complex supply chain issues and lead teams in a cross functional environment to successfully resolve issues minimizing impacts to vehicle production

  • Assess supplier schedules and impact on vehicle assembly production

  • Collaborate cross functionally to develop creative solutions

  • Ability to summarize critical issues with resolutions and communicate to leadership

  • Handle very complex capacity constraint issues to resolution with goal to eliminate potential plant disruptions and reduce premium transportation

  • Analyze metrics supporting supplier critical issues or sufficiency plan resolution

  • Additional Description


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Material, Packaging, Industrial) or Supply Chain Management or equivalent experience

  • Deep understanding of supply chain processes and systems – PFEP ( Plan For Every Part), Material Global Optimization (MGO), PPS, Electronic Part System (EPS), SAP

  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement Process (CIP)

  • Knowledge of work measurement/work standards, ergonomic principles, material optimization, and facility layout

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to implement innovative strategies

  • Prior experience in manufacturing domain with varied supply chain office and floor assignments

  • Ability to be flexible and at times work extended and non-core hours to ensure issues are worked to resolution

  • Ability to travel to plant locations when required for onsite support of launch and build-out

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience/knowledge of GM Global Manufacturing Systems (GMS)

  • Experience within unionized environment

  • Benefits Overview :

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

  • Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and supplemental benefits for pregnancy, parental and adoption leave;

  • Healthcare, dental, and vision benefits;

  • Life insurance plans to cover you and your family;

  • Company and matching contributions to a Defined Contribution Pension plan to help you save for retirement;

  • GM Vehicle Purchase Plan for you, your family and friends.

  • About GM

    Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

    Why Join Us

    We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

    Total Rewards Benefits Overview

    From day one, we're looking out for your well-being–at work and at home–so you can focus on realizing your ambitions. Learn how GM supports a rewarding career that rewards you personally by visiting Total Rewards resources.

    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.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

    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 (EEO) 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 [email protected] or call us at 800-865-7580. 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.

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