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Lead Global Supply Manager - Body Capex

Company: Rivian Automotive
Location: Irvine
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Lead commercial sourcing, development, and industrialization of Rivian Capex manufacturing supply chain and internal build capabilities through smart, effective capex strategy and execution. Responsibilities: Managing equipment/automation supplier development and strategic relationships:

  • Identify suppliers, assess capabilities, and develop sourcing plans with Rivian stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain unique understanding of supply base, market conditions, and technology roadmaps.
  • Lead strategic sourcing events (RFI/ RFQ/ RFP), supplier interfacing, as well as dispute resolutions.
  • Steer contractual negotiations with suppliers executing Purchase Agreements and Statement of Works. Support in timely and CapEx efficient design, execution, and life cycle sustaining of new factories and equipment projects with manufacturing engineering partners and key cross-functional teams:
    • Drive cost and commercial value negotiations with detailed data-based analysis.
    • Manage supplier and tiered supplier performance through key performance metrics.
    • Monitor capex spend forecast (totals and timing) and risk with Rivian Finance team.
    • Work closely alongside Program Management to support program requirements, execute against build milestones and track progress. Communicate directly with senior leadership team on key strategic supplier and technological decisions:
      • Create should-cost models to build program budgets with cross-functional teams.
      • Drive commercial and business decisions with leadership.
      • Expand and support planning of Rivian's global CapEx supplier footprint. Qualifications:
        • 4-8 years of experience (manufacturing, operations, or supply chain).
        • Bachelor's and/or Advanced degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, or Business.
        • Managed commercial relationships in an Automotive, Electronics or high-volume manufacturing business.
        • Experience working and managing projects globally, and flexibility to travel.
        • Strong understanding of the technology and supplier landscape in EV manufacturing.
        • Good interpersonal and communications skills, high level of integrity and emotional IQ.
        • Analytical skills, technical literacy, and attention to detail required to solve complex cross-functional issues.
        • Ability to work independently, multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
        • Proficiency in multiple languages a bonus

Keywords: Rivian Automotive, Irvine , Lead Global Supply Manager - Body Capex, Executive , Irvine, California

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