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Crib Supervisor

Location:3079 Three Mile Road, Walker, MI 49534

Who We Are:

Challenge’s mission is to manufacture with operational excellence by empowering our employee-owners. As a leading tier 1 supplier of complex metal assemblies for the global automotive industry, we drive innovative solutions for future mobility. We believe the best ideas come from individual unique perspectives. These ideas combined with the teamwork of industry leaders allow us to accomplish any challenge. Our team members take pride in the work we do and embody our core values of safety, ownership, and teamwork every day; they are the true driving force in our operations.

Challenge is proud to be one of the largest employee-owned automotive companies in North America. One of the many benefits of joining the Challenge team is the ESOP program. This program allows Challenge to give shares of the Company to all employee-owners annually. These shares are an additional retirement benefit that will continue to grow during your time at Challenge. Being part of an ESOP means our employee-owners share in Challenge’s success!

Challenge is #QualityDriven and #PeoplePowered!

Who We Want:

The Crib Supervisor's goals are to support and/or lead initiatives that control inventory such that turns are maximized, items are stocked that ensure maximum up-time on machinery, number of items is reduced by identifying universal parts/components across machinery/equipment, items are upgraded for longer life span, cost of inventory is reduced, and operation of the tool crib is as efficient as possible for both the crib and its customers. Also supports safety initiatives at the plant level.

What You'll Do:

  • Responsible for ensuring operational efficiency to minimize mistakes in inventory and customer wait time
  • Create and maintain visual environment to support efficient inventory distribution and management
  • Ensure policies and procedures are adhered to in order to ensure procedural compliance, inventory control, and resource management
  • Effectively communicate with internal and external customers to foster positive relationships and excellent customer service
  • Work collaboratively with other departments (i.e., maintenance, tool room, engineering, purchasing, etc.) to achieve key performance indicators related to labor costs, machine up-time, production output, machine availability, quality standards, and increased OEE
  • Establish minimums and maximums of inventory
  • Assist with building the BOM
  • Track cost and usage of items
  • Conduct safety assessments
  • Participate in plant Safety Committee

When and Where:

This will be a 1st Shift / 7AM-5PM M-F position located at our Plant in Walker, MI.

What You Need to Have:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Trade/Technical school certificate and/or Associates Degree
  • Must have a minimum three years prior work experience as a Supervisor, Crib or five or more years previous work experience as a Tool Crib Attendant combined with additional leadership or supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency with basic office computer software, and ability to learn how to effectively use software/ERP system to input data and research parts
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to perform and succeed in an environment of schedule and cost pressure while navigating competing priorities and requirements

What 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, Referral Bonus Program, Challenge Incentive Program, and paid time off.

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. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.