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Launch Project Coordinator

Location:789 Flatwood Industrial Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

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 ideal candidate will be highly organized with strong leadership skills. The Project Coordinator will work with the launch team to deliver a final product to the manufacturing group.

What You'll Do:

  • Support a cross functional team to bring product from design to production
  • Ensure customer deliverables and program timing are met
  • Establish and maintain an open-issues report and timeline
  • Establish and maintain program files and retain in an orderly manner
  • Facilitate and manage scope change activity
  • Minimize project risk and inform Management appropriately
  • Supports the lessons-learned session at the conclusion of the launch as part of continuous improvement

When and Where:

This will be a 8 AM - 5 PM M-F position located at our Plant in Spartanburg, SC.

What You Need to Have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical/Controls, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering
  • PMP certification
  • Experience and understanding of automotive underbody components
  • Experience and understanding of APQP and PPAP processes
  • Experience and understanding of GD&T
  • Knowledge of Progressive, Tandem and Transfer Stamping Die
  • Knowledge of Automated MIG and Spot Welding
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes including machining, welding, fabrication and assembly
  • Basic competency in MS Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint required
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Coordination and planning skills – Project Management experience
  • Has high standards of performance for self
  • Takes responsibility for actions, results, and mistakes
  • Is thorough, accurate, and reliable when performing and completing job tasks; demonstrates honesty and integrity in all aspects of work
  • Takes positive action to objectively resolve conflict by listening, staying focused on issue to find resolution, and monitoring progress
  • Maintains positive relationships by constructively resolving conflicts
  • Uses feedback from others to continuously improve performance and work relationships
  • Moves within own and/or other work areas (flexes) to support plant flow
  • Works with sense of urgency to meet needs of customers
  • Has necessary experience, skills, and knowledge to perform all aspects of job; rotates through all job responsibilities
  • Maintains knowledge and skills to perform job effectively
  • Has ability to focus on benefits of change and see it as positive; approaches change or newness in constructive/objective manner; views change as learning opportunity
  • Looks for good in others; works collaboratively with others; shares information and knowledge
  • Is at work when scheduled and ensures coverage when absent; takes timely breaks/lunches; uses time wisely

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.