Procurement Group Leader

Date: Jul 22, 2022

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

3rd Procurement Group Leader

Procurement Management

Group Leader 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 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 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:


  • Lead / manage sourcing and cost reduction activities (strategy, target and schedule achievement)
  • Lead / manage the Buyer's daily activity & support for quality, delivery, development, AP/AR
  • Critically examine Buyer's results for accuracy and validity
  • Provide direct feedback to Buyer
  • Develop staff, improve performance and workmanship (analysis, negotiation, reporting)
  • Report and gain approval for group activities to upper management
  • Gain industry knowledge of responsible parts and overall automotive environment
  • Support upper management as needed (special assignments)
  • Ensure compliance with company policy
  • Prepare and conduct annual performance reviews
  • May be directly responsible for supplier accounts
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4 year degree in related field of study
  • 4 years of Procurement experience (Buyer or related position)
  • Strong analytical, negotiation, and reporting skills
  • Strategic management and leadership skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Procurement experience with advanced technology, electrical or mechanical parts
  • Prior leadership experience

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


Nearest Major Market: Lafayette