Human Resources Manager

Location : 789 Flatwood Industrial Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303


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 are opening a new facility in Spartanburg, SC and have an immediate opening for an experienced HR Manager to join the Challenge team!  

Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the Human Resource Manager is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of the human resource function within their facility.  The HR Manager will take the lead role in recruiting for salaried and skilled trades positions for this location, and will develop a recruiting plan to staff hourly production positions at the facility.  At initial start of production we expect total headcount to be around 155 team members. Other responsibilities include:

  • Presenting company information in New Employee Orientation, including policies, procedures, and employee benefits.
  • Assisting team members with benefits enrollment, life events, and supporting documentation.
  • Ensuring consistent application of company policies, including administration of attendance points policy; issuing written discipline documents; investigating alleged misconduct; and coaching plant leadership on disciplinary matters.  
  • Processing weekly hourly team member payroll using ADP Workforce Now, including resolving timecard discrepancies, confirming timecard approvals, processing weekly payroll file, and investigating payroll discrepancies.
  • Ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws.

This individual will have 1-2 direct reports.


  • PHR / SHRM-CP/SCP certificate
  • 4 or more years functioning as an HR Manager in a similarly sized company.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Please note that 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.