Acquisition Buyer


Auburn Hills, US

Entry Level:  Career Starters (0-3 years)
Function:  Purchasing

Webasto Roof Systems Inc. is currently recruiting for an Acquisition Buyer located at their Auburn Hills Corporate Office.    


If you have experience with Costing and Purchasing, then this position might be right for you!

Job Responsibilities:   

  • Purchasing Representative in Quote Entry, Quote Release, Quote Meetings
  • Assess BOM complexity & requirements for acquisition projects
  • Calculate A parts with Costing support
  • Estimate all components based on surrogate data and extrapolation
  • Align preliminary sourcing strategy with Commodity & Program Purchasing
  • Estimate and verify tooling cost with tool experts & Costing
  • Align and confirm BOM calculation with Head of Program Purchasing
  • Support Customer Groups in negotiation preparation
  • Lead & coordinate early supplier involvement activities (RFQ´s; Technical Reviews)
  • Analysis of cost deviations between target calculation and supplier quotes
  • Support global BOM cost walks for global programs
  • Align TLC assumptions with Supply Chain Management
  • Work with Project Controller to align PC assumptions
  • Handover to Program Purchasing after award
  • Support Program Purchasing through sourcing based on acquisition assumptions
  • Management of value and cost optimization programs with multiple focus areas in cross-functional collaboration with functions, regions, divisions
  • Implementation of value and cost optimization levers in acquisition projects


Education & Experience:   

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience in related field
  • Experience in the areas of costing, cost estimation, value analyses and / or operations, engineering 
  • Entry level knowledge of costing methodology & standard cost drivers
  • Strong analytical and MS Office skills
  • Strong cost awareness, good communication and assertiveness
  • Negotiation skills, willingness to build networks, constructive conflict resolution
  • Strong commitment, self-motivation and high enthusiasm
  • Second language skills preferred (Spanish, German)
  • Analytical, interdisciplinary and customer oriented thinking and acting




Webasto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against  race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status. 

Nearest Major Market: Detroit