Project Purchasing Buyer

Location : 3200 Fruit Ridge Ave, Walker, MI 49544


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.


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Position Summary:

The Project Purchasing Buyer position is responsible for coordinating the sourcing of component parts and raw materials used in manufacturing of finished good assemblies.  The position will be involved in the complete lifecycle of parts from pre-sourcing and product development activities to service requirements and end-of-life winddown.


  • One to three years related experience and/or training required, experience in a project related SCM environment preferred.
  • Experience in using MS Office and ERP tools. 
  • Experience in sourcing activities, negotiations, engineering, design and project management related activities required, tool and die sourcing experience preferred.
  • Must be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Please note this description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 



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.