Appearance Quality Develop Lead at General Motors

Posted in Other 3 days ago.

Location: Warren, Michigan

Job Description:

Job Description

GM Design's Appearance Quality team is looking for a Develop Lead who will be responsible for the visual development of specific commodities to meet Color & Trim design intent and color requirements. This includes visual review of construction and color for PPAP masters and second source approvals. The Develop Lead would also support the development of advanced materials within their assigned commodity.

If you have experience in appearance quality and are interested in playing an integral role ensuring that quality within General Motors vehicle and mobility solutions, we would love to hear from you!

General Responsibilities include:

  • Lead development for specified commodities

  • Work directly with material suppliers to review submissions for construction and color

  • Coordinate with color & trim designer to ensure appearance target is met

  • Collaborate with materials engineering on development

  • Create and update trim transmittals in GRANTA system

  • Maintain development status for programs

  • Support program develop status reviews

  • Support PPAP master readiness process

  • Support materials engineering readiness reviews

  • Collaborate with other regions on global development

  • Advance and resolve issues pertaining to specified commodities

  • Coordinate with Thierry to review and approve masters

  • Support the define team and CTDAR process

  • Actively participate in team projects and process improvements

  • Maintain brand and color & material strategies

  • Support the launch team during the AAR process

  • Develop strategic relationships internally with design and externally with suppliers

  • Support program and material benchmarking activities

  • Investigate new materials and technologies

    Additional Job Description


    • Exceptional visual color acuity - must pass color discrimination test (Munsell-Farnsworth)

    • Experienced in the areas of color / grain / gloss and overall appearance attributes

    • Understanding of a vast range of materials

    • Knowledge of various manufacturing processes and how they affect appearance

    • Demonstrate an elevated level of interpersonal skills

    • Ability to interact positively with internal and external customers

    • Excellent project and program management skills

    • Ability to create and deliver effective presentations to management and large groups

    • Ability to run effective meetings and collaborate cross-functionally

    • Exhibit creativity and an innovative approach

    • Excel and Power Point experience


    • Bachelor Degree with qualifications in Design or Engineering

    • Automotive industry / product experience within color and trim or materials development

    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.

    Benefits Overview

    The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
    • Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
    • Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
    • Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
    • Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;
    • Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
    • Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

    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 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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