Materials Follow-Up Coordinator

Location : 10501 NW Transcon Dr, Kansas City, MO 64153


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!



The primary responsibility of the Material Follow-Up Coordinator is to data mine, verify, and escalate to ensure the plant has the necessary inventory levels to support production plans to meet safety stock quantities and ultimately customer demand. They will have responsibility to assist in supporting the Materials Manager to achieve departmental objectives and customer satisfaction through ensuring delivery and production plans are put in place that will minimize if not eliminate production disruptions. Additionally, the Material Follow-up coordinator will have responsibility to monitor outside processes and some tier 2 suppliers to ensure on-time delivery to Challenge.


  • High School Diploma required.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a Materials Planner, Materials Scheduler or closely related role required.


  • Experience with Plex Systems ERP strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience in automotive industry preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred (major or concentration in Supply Chain Management/Logistics is a strong plus).


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.