Marketing & Communications 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:

We have an immediate opening for a Marketing & Communications Manager at our Corporate office in Walker, MI.  This role is responsible for coordinating and directing all internal and external content to ensure correct, consistent messaging and branding.  

Our Marketing and Communications Manager is responsible for guiding and developing our overall marketing and communication strategy. You will work with various business units to identify, develop, and implement strategic growth, brand awareness, talent, and employee engagement initiatives at Challenge.   

This role will work with the Graphic Designer & Social Media Manager, to ensure that content and materials produced & published are covering both the long-term business goals and strategy, as well as the short-term needs.


  • Prefer at least three years’ advertising or marketing experience along with demonstrated experience on social media platforms.
  • Bachelor’s degree related to Graphic Design, Marketing, Advertising, Business Administration or related field from an accredited college or university 
  • Strong portfolio showcasing creative and design abilities 
  • Proven track record of pushing initiatives from conception through completion  
  • Previous experience with the use of Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and Photoshop) or other graphic design software 
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a global manufacturing environment 
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • 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 our 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.