Brycz previously was GMs head of global purchasing

Brycz previously was GM's head of global purchasing

General Motors has moved Kimberly Brycz from head of global purchasing to senior vice president, global human resources.

Brycz, who had been executive director of global product purchasing since 2013, succeeded Jose Tomas, who left GM "to pursue other interests", according to a GM statement.

"In her global purchasing role Brycz was instrumental in transforming supplier relationships by providing strategic solutions to future sourcing and supplier engagement," the automaker said.

Detroit native Brycz began her GM career in 1983 with Cadillac in the city.

Since then she has held various positions in the automaker's global purchasing organisation, including serving as the global purchasing lead for electrical systems, batteries and hybrids and interiors. Prior to her most recent role, she was executive director, global purchasing, indirect materials, machinery and equipment.

"Kim brings to the job a strong set of leadership and organisational skills that will help lead our ongoing efforts to transform the company through our people and culture," said GM chairman and CEO Mary Barra. "Kim exemplifies the leadership behaviours that are critical to the collective success of the company."