Logistics - Business Analyst

Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.

Materials Management

Logistics Business Analyst

Reports to:          Group Leader                                                                                                    Position Type: Full-time


Career Track:     Professional                                                                                                       Shift:  Administrative   


Classification:    Logistics/Supply Chain                                                                                    FLSA:  Exempt


The Material Logistics Analyst is responsible for carrying out activities related to logistics, supply chain engineering and cost planning, maintenance of cost and process data while also considering impact to other related supply chain activities (inventory, packaging, supplier, warehouse etc.).


Essential Job Functions

The essential functions described below are intended to broadly define the expectations of the role.


  • Develop, lead, manage, and report cost status of logistics projects.
  • Audit and process invoices for payments received from logistics vendors.
  • Work with vendors / suppliers on invoice payments.
  • Create and maintain accurate reporting of cost.
  • Utilize several different systems for payment processing and reporting.
  • Create and analyze Logistics, warehouse management, packaging, transportation, and conveyance processes.
  • Create and maintain cost data reports towards a long-term cost planning system that supports SIA’s budgeting process.
  • Other duties as assigned


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the Associate for this role.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Required Education, Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Economics, or related field or equivalent


Preferred Education, Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Economics, or related field plus 2 or more years of relevant experience
  • Experience supporting budgeting process
  • Experience utilizing Penatho


Skills and Knowledge Required

• Self-motivated - high initiative
• Ability to manage projects from start to finish
• Ability to use data to drive activity, productivity, and cost
• Ability to work closely with production
• Knowledge of SAP ERP


Work Environment

This role operates in a professional open office environment subject to frequent interruptions and distractions. Required to work in an industrial manufacturing setting that will include moving and/or assembly lines. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers. The role frequently collaborates with colleagues, internal and external customers/Associates, external contractors, and management.


Work Hours

This role generally works in alignment with production hours and is subject to overtime to meet demands of production, which may include scheduled weekends, shutdowns, and daily overtime to meet department goals and deadlines. This role does not currently allow for remote work opportunities.



This role requires minimal travel. Occasional travel may be required mainly for off-site training or business collaboration purposes including potential overseas travel.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette