Senior Serial Buyer


Auburn Hills, MI, US

Entry Level:  Professionals (3+ years)
Function:  Purchasing

Webasto Roof Systems Inc. is currently recruiting for a Sr Serial Buyer located at their Auburn Hills Corporate Office.


If you have experience with negotiating with suppliers and VA/VE cost savings, then this position might be right for you! 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead cost and price monitoring of series changes within program, as well as administrative processing of changes within series production
  • Management of material bottlenecks; including root cause analysis, negotiation with supplier, monitoring of measurables
  • Preparation of project schedule, supporting relocation activities for program, supporting new supplier commissioning, control of internal processes for relocations and estimation of cost
  • Process optimitzation and function-specific workflows
  • Negotiate with suppliers to manage Engineering Changes
  • Coordinate supplier tool changes, bank builds with Prog Mgt & SCM
  • Negotiate cost & timing with suppiers on VA/VE changes


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field
  • 5+ years experience in purchasing role, preferably in Automotive Tier supplier
  • Negotiation skills, understanding of Automotive Industry cost & timing 
  • Good cross functional knowledge of Purchasing, SCM, Program Management & Customer Group requirements and expectations
  • Initiative to find the best solutions
  • Analytical and entreprenurial thinking
  • Cost Savings & VA/VE Experience




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