Manufacturing MRP Analyst

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:

We have an immediate opening for a Manufacturing MRP Analyst at our Corporate office in Walker, MI.  The Manufacturing MRP Analyst responsibilities include both demand management and inventory planning of specific product lines. They will be tasked with managing the material planning team to ensure that every plant and supplier is assigned to a team member including new suppliers once kicked off from Pre-Production orders. The Manufacturing MRP Analyst will work to train and develop the material planning team, so they are experts in our ordering, receiving, and cycle counting processes and are prepared when it comes to reacting to demand changes. This position will be involved in the complete lifecycle of parts from Early Source, Product Development, Production and End of Life.


  • Prefer candidates with 3-5 years’ relevant experience.
  • 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.