Sales and Estimating Administrator

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:

Support the sales and estimating processes



  1.  Issue RFQ’s
  2.  Submit RFQ responses
  3.  Process purchase orders and contracts
  4.  Draft and issue authorizations to proceed
  5.  Maintain and download customer specific requirements and specifications




  • High School Diploma
  • 5 years supporting sales and / or estimating departments



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 10 years supporting sales and / or estimating departments in automotive manufacturing
  1. Proficient at use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  2. Basic internet proficiency
  3. Simple math proficiency
  4. Ability to effectively communicate with personnel in varying roles, in person, via telephone and email
  5. Comfortable enforcing procedures if other personnel request circumventing processes
  • Must be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation. 

Please note this job 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.