Service Parts Planner

Date: Jan 26, 2022

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Service Parts Planner

Production Control

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. Work with aftermarket parts suppliers to ensure on-time deliveries, track orders, and expedite when needed
  2. Assess overall supplier capability and develop recovery plans when delivery performance or quality falls below target   
  3. Support model launch activities by ensuring supplier readiness and correct part information is available       
  4. Work with Subaru of American (SOA), Subaru Japan, and SIA quality groups to help manage any field concerns
  5. Review drawings and engineering changes related to aftermarket parts to ensure accuracy        
  6. Support in-house aftermarket requirements and special projects (metal, bumper, engine)       
  7. Address any issues with parts, packaging, lead times, logistics, and deliveries          
  8. Ensure packaging specifications meet all regulatory requirements (OSHA, Prop 65, DOT, Leaf Mark, etc.)
  9. Communicate with the Aftermarket Parts Planning section in Japan as needed including regular video conferences
  10. Make on-site supplier visits to evaluate conditions and help improve aftermarket parts processes
  11. Manage part data parameters as well as order and shipment information
  12. Help identify and develop new processes to streamline operations at suppliers and within SIA


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Associate degree or equivalent manufacturing experience
  • Experience with automotive parts and assembly
  • Strong computer skills including Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint
  • Good communication and negotiation skills (phone/ e-mail/ group speaking)
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Ability to lead meetings both within SIA and at suppliers
  • Able to travel - day trips and several overnight trips most months
  • Some availability needed after hours for video meetings with Japan as well as coverage during weekends and shutdowns to support supplier and Subaru of America (SOA) activities


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completed 4-year degree in engineering, technology, supply chain management, or business
  • Aftermarket parts experience
  • Ability to read drawings and technical specifications
  • Experience working with suppliers


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


Nearest Major Market: Lafayette