Indirect Procurement Group Leader

Date: Apr 5, 2021

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Indirect Procurement Group Leader

Indirect Procurement 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:

  • Demonstrates a positive role model for all Associates to promote each Team Member's success.
  • Maintains familiarity with all job duties and skill levels of all Team Members and monitors events that may affect Team performance.
  • Responsible for the assessment and development of each Team Member's performance.
  • Ensure compliance with all Company Policies, ISO procedures and take appropriate corrective actions, if necessary.
  • Aligns leadership styles to that of SIA's Principles and values including integrity and strong core ethical values.
  • Lead buyers in achieving annual cost reduction activities.
  • Oversee annual supplier conference and awards ceremony.
  • Travel with buyers to suppliers as necessary for sourcing activity, commercial issues, or cost reduction activity.
  • Ensure departmental ISO procedures are accurate and up to date.
  • Lead bulk material and indirect material sourcing activity.
  • Lead contract negotiations and contract renewals by service target dates.
  • Supervision of Indirect Procurement (10) and Central Crib Associates (3).
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Manager.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree in Organizational Leadership or related field.
  • 3 - 5 years Supervisory/Leadership experience.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Must be willing to give and take direction.
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability.
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and hold self and others accountable.
  • Demonstrate behaviors which require initiative and self-motivation.
  • Ability to treat others with Dignity and Respect.
  • Ability to give presentation to officers of the company.
  • Ability to oversee multiple ongoing projects.
  • Ability to travel 25% of the time.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 4-year degree in Procurement, Supply-Chain, Organizational Leadership, Business, or related field of study or 5+ years of Supervisory/Leadership experience.
  • Previous experience negotiating cost and legal terms and conditions on supplier contracts.
  • Basic knowledge of SAP, SAP S4/HANA, and or Ariba procurement software.
  • Ability to travel 25% of the time.
  • Familiarity with Japanese culture and open office environment.
  • Ability to work and communicate with other departments within the company (Legal, Environmental, Engineering, Maintenance, Production).





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

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette