Purchasing Manager - Non Metals


Auburn Hills, MI, US

Entry Level:  Professionals (3+ years)
Function:  Purchasing
Type of Contract:  Permanent
Job ID:  33204
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Feel the Drive – for us that means making mobility something you can experience with all your senses. We work for more comfort, wind in your hair, the perfect temperature in every season and driving with a clear conscience - for a safe and sustainable future.

We make mobility fun – are you there?


Our “Roof & Components (RC)” business unit develops and produces roof systems for every type of vehicle and autonomous driving. To achieve this, we rely on the most modern technologies and materials. Are you technically skilled and enthusiastic about product innovations? Then use your expertise and passion to help shape our success story.




About us
The Webasto Group is one of the 100 largest suppliers to the automotive industry. With our innovative sliding and panoramic sunroofs, convertible roofs, and groundbreaking heating, cooling, battery, and charging systems, we constantly create added value for the mobility sector. Our customers can always count on a pleasant atmosphere and driving experience. When you come and work with Webasto, you can expect to find an environment shaped by a remarkable sense of team spirit. We offer our colleagues the freedom to be creative in global development work – because the “We” in Webasto is your special plus. Are you a dedicated team player with a passion for innovation and looking for new challenges in an agile technology company?  More than 15,000 people are employed at Webasto worldwide.  Webasto offers a creative working environment built on trust, with flat hierarchies, short decision-making paths and excellent career development opportunities. 
Webasto is seeking motivated, dynamic and goal-oriented candidates, to join our team as a  Purchasing Manager at our North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, MI.   
What you will do – Essential Responsibilities

    • Implementing strategies for negotiating category purchase agreements based on in-depth knowledge of foreign and domestic markets for optimum pricing and terms 
    • Purchasing categories in accordance with approved buying programs, using trade judgment in implementation and/or the established procurement policy 
    • Ensuring the availability of materials in the supply chain as scheduled and maintaining the inventory at minimum acceptable levels 
    • Monitors inventory requests, production schedules and purchase requisitions to coordinate purchasing activities for current/anticipated demand of materials and services 
    • Identifies and selects suppliers that meet the organization’s standards of price, quality and delivery     
    • Lead, mentor and develop the procurement team to achieve departmental and organizational goals
    • Drive sustainability within the supply base
The minimum requirements you will need
        • Bachelor’s degree required and 5+ years of experience in Purchasing
        • 3 or more years of leadership experience
        • Extensive knowledge in tooling components, contract negotiations, economics and purchasing law 
        • Ability to read and interpret blueprints for accuracy of job placements 
        • Excellent organization and time management skill required to keep programs on time and within established budgets 
        • Diverse product knowledge across multiple parts or material commodities 
        • Knowledge of international purchasing beneficial 
          • Ability to manage programs/projects as required by Purchasing 


How we work together Our Culture – Our Values
We deliberately associate the first two words of our vision with our culture. Here, the word “Our ...” stands for all of us, for us as a team – across all departments, plants, regions and business units. The term “… Inspiration” embodies both the passion for our business and our intrinsic motivation. Because what it takes for a vision to become reality is a team of people who are highly motivated as they strive for the same goal together.

        • Responsibility with a Long-Term View
        • Passion for Quality and Innovation
        • Hearts and Minds for our Customers
        • Embracing Cooperation and Improvement
        • Courageously Optimistic
What you will get
When you join the Webasto team, you will enjoy good excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes vacation time, paid sick time, medical, dental and vision insurance, 401k and much more.  You will also

        • Competitive pay
        • Health coverage for you and your family
        • Generous number of vacation days each year
        • Paid sick time
        • 401k with company match
        • Professional development opportunities
        • A work environment where we are One Webasto Family & live by our values!
Come join the Webasto family and be part of the WE in Webasto!

Candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment background check, physical and drug screen upon acceptance of an offer

We look forward to your online application!

Get to know us and find out why we are passionate about Webasto. 


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. 

See more open positions at https://www.webasto-group.com/en/careers/

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