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Regional Lean Warehouse Manager

General Motors (GM)

Dubai, UAE

Ref: KP687-129

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Purpose of this position is:
- To provide support, coaching, training and assessment in regards to lean warehousing in GMI facilities;
- To implement GMS in GMI facilities;
- To drive productivity efficiency and continuous improvements in GMI warehouses;
- To provide business plan support and maintenance of KPIs to the regional director.
- All warehouses conformed to the global template and GMS implemented;
- Plan and implement initiatives to improve operation KPIs (productivity, quality and structural cost) year over year;
- Organize and conduct monthly reviews with the business units.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Lean implementation 70%:
- Identify, analyze, develop, implement and support new and improved lean warehousing methods, processes, systems, and layouts over a global footprint.
- Apply and train plants on Lean Warehousing Principles;
- Implement General Motors Global Manufacturing System (GM-GMS) principles.
- Improve productivity;
- Lead process compliance and lean processes that drive accountability into global operations.
- Analyze costs and benefits of alternatives.
- Prepare reports and presentations on recommended solutions.
- Support global plants on technical and operational issues.
- Facilitate cross-functional meetings and workshops to lead and facilitate the development of global team.

Business planning 30%:
- Delivery accurate and KPIs analytics;
- Formulate and apply mathematical modeling and other optimizing methods to develop and interpret information that assists the global team with decision making and continuous improvement.
- Deep understanding of analytics and the ability to leverage this knowledge into specific action plans.
- Organize and conduct monthly reviews with the business units.


- Warehousing (lean and operation)

- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Interpersonal skills to work effectively with others across many different cultures.
- Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Tableau.

- Proven leadership abilities with more than 7 years’ leadership experience.
- Understanding and experience using different warehouse management systems.
- Experience supervising warehouse distribution operations.
- Ability to successfully lead projects of all sizes, with sense of urgency.
- Strong ability to teach and deep understanding of Lean Principles (GMS).
- Problem solving with a high level of analytical ability where problems are complex.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively organize and plan.
- Proven ability to work independently and take initiative for work and project planning
- Travel – 50% minimum
- Ability to work any shift
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

- Building effective teams
- Dealing with Ambiguity
- Drive for results
- Managerial Courage
- Developing others

About the Company

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM), one of the worlds largest automakers, traces its roots back to 1908. GM and its strategic partners produce cars and trucks in 31 countries, and sell and service these vehicles through the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling. GMs largest national market is China, followed by the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada and Russia. GMs OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services.

With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 209,000 people in every major region of the world and does business in more than 120 countries. GM is headquartered in four major locations: GM Europe; North America (GMNA); South America; and GM International Operations (GMIO) is located in Shanghai, China. GMIO covers Asia Pacific and Middle East.

GM Middle East started in 1920s and the brands that are sold in the region are Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC supported by a unique set of customer-focused services. GM parts and accessories are sold under the GM Parts and ACDelco brands. The regional office in Dubai covers the companys operations in Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Yemen in 20 dealerships.

GM has 2 facilities here in Middle East one is in Dubai World Trade Centre and the other, Middle East Distribution Corporation, which is located in Jebel Ali.

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