Procurement Service Buyer

Date: Jan 1, 2022

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Procurement Service Buyer

Planning Administration; Procurement Management

Professional Staff 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:

1.) Lead for Service Parts for Procurement

2.) Service parts cost reduction

3.) Analysis and negotiation of items affecting service part price (engineering, changes, supplier claims, etc.)

4.) Daily activity and support for supplier quality, delivery, and regulation compliance related to service parts

5.) Negotiation of end of life and last time buys

6.) Establish service parts pricing agreement with all suppliers

7.) Lead Procurement functions related to SBR service part sourcing & SBR model campaign activities

8.) Standard service part contract negotiation/approval

9.) Lead new model activities for Procurement related to Service

10.) Manage Supply Agreement negotiations between SIA and suppliers


Minimum Qualifications:

1.) Associates degree in business related field/ or mathematics

2.) Basic understanding of buyer functions

3.) Strong computer skills (MS Office)

4.) Strong communication skills with all levels within SIA

5.) Ability to plan and lead meetings


Preferred Qualifications:

1.) Bachelors degree in a business related field/ or mathematics

2.) Previous Procurement experience

3.) Understanding of SIA systems

4.) Understanding of Japanese business culture and expectations

5.) Strong analytic skills


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


Nearest Major Market: Lafayette