Purchasing

In our purchasing department, everything revolves around our Europe-wide wirkaufendeinauto.de branch network, from its expansion to the support of the existing branches. On site we are the first contact for our customers and help make the sale a unique experience. No matter if it’s an Opel Corsa or a Porsche Spyder – we’re interested in every car!

Teams

Team Branches

Service Assistants

At our branches, we are the first personal contact person for customers. We take care of them from the very beginning and carry out the complete vehicle sales to ensure a smooth process. Besides taking care of customers, we’re also responsible for the location’s supply and act as an important interface to our headquarters in Berlin. Every day is different, but we always keep cool, even in stressful situations.

Regional managers

As regional managers we are responsible for the regional purchasing business and are a driving force towards a smooth customer experience. Our main job is about coordinating and improving processes in each branch and between different teams. We are the point of contact between our managers, other teams within AUTO1 Group and our employees in the branches. The branch team with all its requests, ideas and challenges is the main anchor in our work.

Purchaser

Together with our service assistants we represent our company in the wkda branches. When evaluating vehicles it’s crucial to stay connected to our customers. As purchasers we take pride in our focus on service, our understanding of cars and our empathy. Every 30 minutes we meet completely new people with new vehicles. Every car has it’s own story, that’s what makes our job exciting and diverse every day.

Teams behind the scenes

Team Infrastructure

We are responsible for the German wirkaufendeinauto.de branch network in the fields of expansion, facility management, controlling as well as procurement. Our job goes from renting new locations to the supply and support for existing locations. We see ourselves as an all-round service provider, supporting our branches with everything, because from the day of opening, we ensure that everything runs smoothly. We are the link between our headquarters and international wkda branch rollout, supporting our individual national companies in other countries and keeping track of expenses of all European branches.

Team Operations

In our team fast and reliable decisions in day-to-day business as well as permanent accessibility have top priority. We stand out through strong communication skills and confidence and are not only there for our employees but also external partners. Every day we prove our organizational talents in the planning of HR assignments for more than 120 branches. Being connected to other teams is crucial to us, to be able to quickly find solutions together.

Want to join us? Here’s what we’re looking for:

Want to join us?
Here’s what we’re looking for:

A high level of empathy
Expertise in evaluating cars
Enjoying working with people
Distinct communication skill

Meet the team

celine

Celine
Service Assistentin from Berlin Siemensstadt


“I started in the summer of 2016. In the beginning I had no idea, what wirkaufendeinauto.de is all about and how big of a deal it is. I encounter so diverse people every day, who sell their cars for so many different reasons. Therefore no day is alike any other and makes my job super exciting, which is why I really love going to work.”

hannes

Hannes
Team Lead Branch Infrastructure Germany


“AUTO1 was my first employer from the start-up-scene. Back in 2014, when the company was still widely unknown, I started as an intern in the rollout and expansion team. The rapid growth and success not only inspire me anew every day, but also make me gather valuable experiences. To this day I reckon the »open door« mindset, flat hierarchies and familiar atmosphere. This doesn’t only bring joy but also ease to my work.”

norman

Norman
Purchaser from Berlin Pankow


“After starting as a mobile purchaser in the region »east« at wirkaufendeinauto.de, I changed to be a purchaser at our branch in Berlin-Pankow shortly after. I got to see, how a small, unknown company came to be what it is now. I love telling my customers the story of WKDA and I often realize that it doesn’t only inspire me. I see myself not only as a purchaser, but also as a problem-solver, consultant and a person of trust. Our AUTO1 Group summer and winter parties are a great highlight every year and a perfect occasion to get to know other colleagues. I’m regularly impressed of how many people work here now, I still remember a barbecue in Pankow with only 50 people!”

rajko

Rajko
Regional Manager Germany East


“My journey at AUTO1 started in 2012 as a purchaser in our very first branch. My job is not only about cars, but mostly about the stories behind them. Since starting I’ve talked to more than 10,000 customers in person and got to know their needs, wishes and also their worries. This enriches my day-to-day work and I can tell that I’ve grown personally quite a lot. At AUTO1 we keep saying »set customer first« and there’s no value that could describe my job better.”