Sr. Series Buyer


Auburn Hills, MI, US

Entry Level:  Professionals (3+ years)
Function:  Purchasing
Type of Contract: 
Job ID:  30000
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Webasto Roof Systems Inc. is currently recruiting for a Sr. Serial Buyer.  


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


Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for specific plant(s) in series production
  • Purchasing contact for our production plants
  • Requesting quotations for technical/logistic changes of series parts and negotiating the tool modification costs and prices
  • Implementing the ECA´s into series production for plants
  • Processing capacity inquiries from projects/sales and escalating/solving potential delivery shortages/problems in cooperation with plants
  • Ensuring deliveries of spare parts (after EOP) and negotiating the costs in consideration of purchasing relevant factors
  • Clarifying and eliminating price discrepancies in SAP
  • Supporting by implementation of cost cut activities and supplier relocations etc.
  • First escalation level for plant logistic issues with supplier



Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Business Administration or related field
  • 5+ years experience within Purchasing for manufacturing; preferably automotive
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong relationship skill to work within a team (leadership, reactivity…)
  • Manufacturing / engineering experience is a plus
  • 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