Capital Equipment Buyer


Auburn Hills, MI, US

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

Webasto Roof Systems Inc. is currently recruiting for a Capital Equipment Buyer located at their Auburn Hills HQ.


If you have tooling or capital equipment purchasing experience with then this position might be right for you! 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate prices with suppliers to maximize company savings
  • Development of contract agreements for recommended purchases
  • Coordination of sourcing activities with suppliers and internal WRS AM departments
  • Implement cost savings programs that include long-term agreements, rebates, market testing, resourcing, value analysis and target pricing, etc.
  • Conduct visits at suppliers to ensure compliance with WRS AM policies and procedures and to understand supplier processes
  • Investigate time delays and problem solve to prevent program delays
  • Know, understand, and utilize IATF 16949 and APQP procedures pertaining to their job responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain a positive and ethical relationship with suppliers
  • Complete special projects/assignments as requested
  • Interface with Accounting regarding supplier payment issues
  • Monitor supplier performance i.e.; cost, quality, delivery, etc. and initiate corrective actions where necessary
  • Provide support regarding the submission of RNs for authorized items
  • Confirmation of submitted invoices to confirm completion prior to payment
  • Submission of periodic reports to support the PUR dept.
  • Management of suppliers to ensure completion of projects
  • Printing, processing, filing, and distributing purchase orders as required


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in purchasing capital equipment and tooling
  • Experience with MS Office tools, including Excel
  • Knowledge and understanding of purchasing practices
  • Solid negotiation skills 



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