Program Manager

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 Program Manager acts in a leadership capacity to ensure that all aspects of the program management launch process meet internal and external customer requirements.  

Requirements:

  • Minimum of ten years’ experience in the automotive industry, preferably in stamping, welding, or assembly operations.
  • Minimum of five years’ of experience as a program manager
  • Minimum of five years’ of experience leading and mentoring a team.
  • Experience with estimating complex stamping and welding processes.
  • A proven track record of successfully launching large scale program on time and under budget.
  • Extensive experience with APQP, PAPP, PFMEA, Control Plans and GD&T
  • Experience with launching programs as a Tier 1
  • Experience with OEM PPAP process
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Project required
  • 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. 

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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.