Continuous Improvement Project Analyst (VA/VE)


Auburn Hills, MI, US

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

Are you looking for a challenge?

If you enjoy networking and influencing change with a continuous-improvement mindset, this might be the position for you!

We are looking for an organized, energetic leader for our VA/VE program.




Job Responsibilities:

• Lead and coordinate projects with core focus on sustainable cost reduction 
• Drive change by prioritizing cost-saving ideas and taking progressive steps to cultivate them and ensure execution
• Function as a change agent to assemble, streamline, stimulate and activate interdisciplinary teams 
• Organize and moderate workshops in support of cost-saving idea generation 

• Identify and evaluate cost reduction potentials by changes to design, specification, manufacturing / assembly processes 
•  Perform continuous cost analysis for Webasto and competitor products along the entire life cycle 
•  Live a ‘Design-To-Cost’ mentality by integrating cost management with technology innovations to influence design and source decisions for all Webasto products
•  Support both regional and global cost saving initiatives
•  Ensure realization of VA/VE ideas with a cross-functional approach
•  Report KPI’s to regional and global stakeholders 





Education and Experience:

•  Bachelor’s degree with technical acumen of automotive industry
•  Experience with data analysis; cost reductions
•  Project management experience a plus
•  Intermediate to Advanced Excel knowledge
•  Power BI a plus
•  Experience working with diverse multidisciplinary teams both domestic and international
•  Strong sense of personal accountability and a proven track record of achieving desired results
•  Appreciates challenges an opportunity for continuous improvement
•  Strong oral and written communication skills
•  Willing to travel.  Travel requirement: ~10%



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. 

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Nearest Major Market: Detroit