Compliance Investigations Specialist

Date: Jul 11, 2024

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Compliance Regulatory & Investigation Specialist

Legal & Compliance 


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 pillar 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 stewardship 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.


Position Summary:

The Compliance Regulatory & Investigation Specialist is responsible for leading, managing and executing investigations into potential violations of laws, regulations, and Subaru policies.  The role is also responsible for tracking and analyzing trends and compliance risks to the organization.  


Outline of Duties:

  • Develops, implements, and maintains comprehensive compliance investigation strategies, best practices, and processes to identify and address reports and/or allegations of violations of laws, regulations, and internal policies.
  • Performs investigations into allegations of fraud, abuse, and other compliance concerns, ensuring thorough and objective analysis of evidence and documentation.
  • Collaborates with other corporate functions to direct investigative activities to appropriate channels for investigation and resolution and to mitigate potential compliance risks, including but not limited to, Legal, Human Resources, Quality & Risk Management, Finance and Manufacturing Operations.
  • Conducts full cycle compliance investigations of varying complexities and verifies that deficiencies are corrected.
  • Monitors and maintains records of corrective actions taken in response to investigatory outcomes.
  • Prepares and presents regular reports on compliance investigations activities, findings, and outcomes to the Executive Compliance Committee, and/or varying levels of leadership as necessary, and regulatory authorities, as required.
  • Provides guidance and training to Associates and/or stakeholders on compliance policies, procedures, and best practices, fostering a culture of ethical conduct and accountability throughout the organization.
  • Collaborates with all stakeholders through effective communication and partnership to develop a positive regulatory compliance culture.
  • Analyzes compliance data to identify trends and report out findings with recommendations and benchmarking against established compliance KPIs (e.g. timeliness to close investigations, systemic risk-identification, etc.)
  • Performs and/or supports spot audit and compliance monitoring initiatives.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • 4+ years of compliance, investigatory, or related experience
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements and best practices for internal compliance investigation programs


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience interacting with multiple levels of personnel within an organization, including senior leadership, legal counsel, and federal and state regulators on compliance related matters.
  • Experience with Navex EthicsPoint or equivalent case management software.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Experience working within the automotive manufacturing industry.
  • Experience working for an international company.



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

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette