Value Chain Engineer - CBS Job at General Motors, Warren, MI

  • General Motors
  • Warren, MI

Job Description


Work Arrangement

This role is categorized as hybrid. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to GM Global Technical Center - Cole Engineering Tower, Warren, MI, three times per week, at minimum.

The Role

Do you have a passion for innovation and emerging technologies? Do you enjoy developing a strategy, crafting a sense of clarity and alignment across multiple organizations, and executing it? Our growing team is seeking passionate and talented individuals to drive material cost optimization efforts across the organization. Our work touches millions of people across the globe, and our efforts instantaneously impact General Motors’ bottom line. 

As a Value Chain Engineer in Chassis and Body Structure space, you will be working alongside with GM purchasing professionals on the cutting-edge technology components and global supply base by pushing the boundaries of efficient and effective material cost optimization, maximizing commercial opportunities, and mitigating threats. You will collaborate with Supply Base, Purchasing, Engineering, Quality, Finance, Manufacturing, and other business partners within the broader organization as part of an inclusive team, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so that you can reach your fullest potential as you pursue your career.

What You'll Do

Help buyers to understand and compare part costs:

Confirm supplier cost reporting through audits

Build up cost model with the help of GM standards and experts when you need them

Analyze and compare costs for opportunities and gaps

Use your analysis and available data to support buyers in the development of sourcing and negotiation strategies

Lead continuous improvement and cost reduction activities:

Identify waste and inefficiencies at supplier sites

Conduct on-site workshops with suppliers, if needed, develop improvement plans to address opportunities identified through performance improvement tools

Monitor/accelerate supplier implementation of resulting improvement plans to ensure savings are achieved and coordinate with the respective buyers to ensure the savings are realized

Additional Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

Bachelor’s Degree is required

Degree in Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or other related areas

Project Execution – 3+ Years

Comfortable working with multidisciplinary and cross-cultural teams

Ability to deal optimally with ambiguity and forward-thinking environment

Candidates must demonstrate the following required competencies:


Analytical Thinking

Data Judgment

Workload Management

Relationship Management

Vendor/Supplier Management


What Will Give You A Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)

Automotive, Industrial, and/or financial industry experience

Manufacturing/Operations Experience

Capable of interpreting market data

Problem Solving

Able to read blueprints and to understand basic engineering documents

Ability to work globally, independently, and self-directed

Ability to potentially travel up to 25% of time, including some international travel

Experience with commodities (metals, stampings, castings, plastics, resins, paint, electronics, etc.)

Proven competence in negotiating skills

Professional interpersonal verbal and written communication skills & presentation skills


This job may be eligible for relocation benefits.


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. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

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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 unlawful 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 encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications for each role and apply for any positions that match their skills and capabilities. Applicants in the recruitment process may be required, where applicable, to successfully complete a role-related assessment(s) and/or a pre-employment screening prior to beginning employment. To learn more, visit How we Hire

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement (U.S.)

General Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.  

Accommodations (U.S. and Canada)

General Motors 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 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.

Job Tags

Full time, Work from home, Relocation, H1b,

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