Plant Manager

Location : 3079 Three Mile Road, Walker, MI 49534

 

Who We Are:

Challenge Manufacturing is a leading Tier 1 automotive supplier to a growing portfolio of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers. Since 1981, Challenge Manufacturing has grown from a very small shop in Walker, Michigan to 12 locations across North America with 4,000 team members supported by 1,500 industrial robots.   

 

What Makes Us Different?

Challenge Manufacturing is an employee-owned company and is currently ranked in the top 50 largest employee-owned companies in North America. Being an employee-owned company enables the Company to maintain a collaborative and teamwork-oriented work culture. Additionally, over time as the company grows, employees will share in that upside financially through ESOP retirement benefits.

 

Challenge is #PeoplePowered!

 

Position Summary:

We have an immediate opening for a Plant Manager at our Walker, MI facility.  Reporting to a Director of Manufacturing, the Plant Manager will oversee all daily operations of the plant from production and manufacturing to ensuring policies and procedures are followed. They will also develop processes to maximize stewardship, safety, quality and productivity. 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience 
  • 5+ years’ experience leading the operation of a multi-shift production facility
  • Demonstrated leadership experience (union experience preferred)
  • Strong business acumen (P&L, strategic planning, resource allocation and human resources)
  • Knowledgeable of safety, quality, productivity, inventory and stewardship processes
  • Ability to create accountability and to lead by example
  • Strong team building, decision-making and people management skills

 

 

Benefits We Offer:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, Health Savings Account with annual employer contributions, Flexible Spending Accounts, Company-Paid Short-Term Disability and Basic Life, Voluntary Life and LTD, Employer 401k Match, ESOP shares, tuition reimbursement, and paid time off.