General Motors COE Electrical Semiconductor SME - Product Program Cost Optimization (PPCO) - Finance - FIN0011444 in Warren, Michigan

Are you a subject matter expert (SME) in semiconductors? Are you looking to leverage your technical, costing, supplier, industry, and manufacturing process knowledge in a highly visible role. Become a crucial member of the Product Program Cost Optimization (PPCO) Team. PPCO’s mission to be a world leading team of global experts in component material and vendor tooling cost, providing a competitive advantage for General Motors.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Operate as a SME in semiconductors utilizing proven cross-functional experience (i.e. must have “lived it”)
  • Keep abreast of current developments and trends globally in areas of expertise and responsibility (technical & commercial)
  • Actively identify new areas for learning and takes advantage of learning opportunities – shares insights and expertise within PPCO and other functional partners (e.g. Engineering /Purchasing)
  • Utilize executive presence and savvy required to convey points of view and expertise to GM leadership and functional partners
  • Drive consistency in costing methodology and tools with global GM team
  • Be a strategic partner to drive/achieve cost performance

Required skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Well regarded SME outside of General Motors in the semiconductor space
  • Has a “sixth sense” for cost – knows how to use systems and tools to support instincts and not rely solely on tools
  • Ability to collaborate and coordinate cost information across departments to drive optimal corporate decisions
  • Exhibits critical thinking skills in conjunction with intellectual curiosity
  • Ability to work with people within and outside group - including willingness to listen to various opinions / issues
  • Understand other facets of the business to support PPCO (Product Development, Supply Chain, Sales Service and Marketing, Manufacturing, etc.)
  • Ability to travel regularly

Preferred Skills:

  • Core Engineering experience (Release Engineering, including at suppliers)
  • Certified Blackbelt
  • Demonstrated experience in leading a Center of Expertise (global or regional)
  • Experience working internationally
  • Professional affiliations, patents, white papers