Procurement Supplier Management - Development

Date: Sep 27, 2021

Location: Lafayette, Indiana, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Procurement Supplier Management-Development

Supplier Management Development Department

Direct Hire salaried role with Premium-Free benefits


Company Overview: Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. or “SIA”, located in Lafayette, Indiana, is the only Subaru vehicle manufacturing facility outside of Japan. SIA is a 4.4 million square foot automotive OEM – meaning our manufacturing process begins with coils of steel and ends with the high-quality vehicles you see out on the roads. We employ 6500+ Associates, both production and administrative, all under one roof.

SIA is the safest automotive manufacturing plant in the United States and is also a staple in the community due to its numerous fundraising activities held onsite, donations to local charities and plentiful volunteer opportunities. SIA is a frontrunner in environmental conservation being the first Zero-Landfill automotive manufacturing plant and the first to have its campus designated a backyard wildlife habitat. SIA has grown tremendously since its 1989 beginnings and continues to be an example of success within the automotive industry.


Outline of duties:

  • Consistent communication with suppliers to understand daily/weekly production
  • Support all new model development milestones & KPI's
  • Manage suppliers as required for new model development
  • Development of new tooling/equipment as per new model programs including tracking & follow-up
  • Manage various programs and activities as per business requirement
  • Lead both internal and external meetings
  • Consistent reporting to management, internal departments, and suppliers
  • Ability to work and perform in a cross-department capacity
  • Follow-up and close-out of assigned activities
  • Travel as required (up to 25%)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point and Access) - Highly proficient
  • Effective communication skills (Phone / Email / Face-to-Face)
  • Flexibility in schedule
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Work Experience - Preferred 1-2 yrs. Procurement/Program Management

Desired Qualifications:

  • Required* Procurement/ Program Management/ Manufacturing experience 1-2 yrs.
  • Project Lead - Ability to manage and complete projects
  • Ability to Understand/Manage/Control APQP (Advance Product Quality Planning) Schedules
  • Travel - Excessive (Flexibility for 25% Travel)
  • Detail Oriented (Coordinate and Support Supplier New Model Development Issues)
  • Investigation/ Reporting / Tracking / Follow-up (Cradle to Grave)
  • Work well with internal departments (cross-functional activities)
  • BA preferred, but not required



Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette