Series Buyer


Auburn Hills, MI, US

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

Webasto Roof Systems Inc. is currently recruiting for a Series Buyer located at their HQ in Auburn Hills, MI.  


If you have experience within Purchasing and Manufacturing, then this position might be right for you! 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Calculation of material costs/BOM within project series phase
  • Implementation of targets for BOM and tool investments
  • Preparation and evaluation of make-or-buy-concepts
  • Preparation of RFQ for new parts and changes within project
  • Price negotiations with supplier together with Purchasing Manager Commodity
  • Design and coordination of supplier selection for serial projects in collaboration with Purchasing Manager Commodity
  • Preparation and presentation of SDM to finalize supplier selection within sourcing committee
  • Order of materials within prototyping, pilot or serial components, order of tools and changes of tools as well as ensure supplier schedules and budget
  • Data administration within ERP system
  • Initiate actions to reduce costs within project
  • Facilitate the interaction between the development team and the suppliers, according to the defined supply strategies managing the commercial aspects of the supplier relationships
  • Acting as first escalation level for supplier crisis management related to assigned projects
  • Ensuring the compliance with all statutory, regulatory, and legal requirements as well as company policies
  • Monitoring supplier performance in coordination with the regional ASQE team



Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Business Administration
  • 5+ years experience within Purchasing for manufacturing; preferably automotive
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong relationship skill to work within a team (leadership, reactivity…)
  • SAP / Excel experience
  • Negotiation skills with distinctive target orientation
  • Analytical, interdepartmental and customer oriented thinking and acting
  • Knowledge in cost analysis
  • Strong time and project management, problem solving and continuous improvement 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