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Industry: Procurement Management

Company: Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.

Electrification Procurement Analyst

Procurement EV/CE

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:

The Electrification Procurement Analyst is responsible for creating procurement strategies for commodities related to EV Manufacturing. This role is responsible for effectively leading a cross-functional team, communicating Procurement strategy with internal and external stakeholders, and implementing PDCA to realize the best QCD Possible.

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

  • Meet with Subaru Japan (SBR) periodically to understand the future portfolio and production volume.
  • Coordinates with SIA/SBR buyers, engineers, and other departments to understand the technical trend and Procurement strategy needs.
  • Utilize benchmark tools, contact suppliers and SBR engineers, and visit Expos to study US electrification trends, technologies, supply chain, supply and demand, and report to Management & SBR.
  • Communicate with suppliers, credit companies, or other sources to gather financial information. Evaluate and monitor suppliers’ financial status-and audit new suppliers to ensure stable quality.
  • Collaborate with the SBR Cost Engineers, SIA, and SBR Procurement Planning team to create cost tables and cost strategies and lead the implementation.
  • Collaborate with buyer groups and SBR, lead the creation of supplier-based strategies, and review them with senior management and buyer sections.
  • Lead the discussion and negotiation with the internal CFT team or external stakeholders to implement and realize the strategy reported.
  • Work on sourcing and cost reduction activity of related parts based on the strategy above with SBR and achieve the internal QCD Targets.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Finance, related field, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience
  • Three to five years of relevant experience in Supply Chain, Procurement, Finance, Cost Engineering, or a related field of study
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 35%. International travel to Japan, Mexico, Canada, and/or other countries may be required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of vehicle systems and the automotive industry
  • Automotive Procurement Buyer experience
  • Understanding of Japanese business culture
  • Understanding of the Japanese language

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

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