Sr. Program 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.

 

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Position Summary:

The Senior Program Manager acts in a leadership capacity to ensure that all aspects of the program management launch process meet internal and external customer requirements across a wide boundary area. This position manages all Project Managers and/or Program Managers on the assigned program and is responsible for the time / attendance, and performance reviews.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of ten years’ experience in the automotive industry, preferably in stamping, welding, or assembly operations.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, a degree in Mechanical, Electrical/Controls, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering is preferred.
  • Minimum of ten years of experience as a program manager or equivalent.
  • Minimum of five years of experience leading and mentoring a team.
  • Experience as a tier-1 automotive supplier 
  • 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 for multiple OEMs as a tier 1
  • 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. 

 

 

 

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.