Senior Manager of Sales and Operations Planning
Company: Via Transportation Inc
Posted on: February 23, 2021
Senior Manager of Sales and Operations Planning United States,
California, Irvine Rivian--is on a mission to keep the world
adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric
Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we
seek to attract.-- As a company, we constantly challenge what's
possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We
reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in
areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team
shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future
generations.-- We operate development centers in Plymouth,
Michigan; Southern California (Irvine, Carson & LA); Silicon Valley
(San Jose and Palo Alto); Vancouver, British Columbia; and Surrey,
England; as well as a manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois.
The Senior Manager of Sales and Operations Planning will develop
and own the process and execution of Rivian's Sales and Operations
Planning (S&OP) cycle for vehicle, and non-vehicle platforms -
including Rivian to Consumer, Rivian to Business, Accessories,
Gear, and future programs. Responsibilities --- Build and lead a
team of Planners and Analysts to optimize and recommend monthly,
quarterly, biannual, and one-year operating plans across Rivian
based on demand plans and capacity constraints.
--- Collaborate across Commercial and Operations teams to improve
Rivian's ability to fulfill end-to-end orders.
--- Build process and predictive analytics by leveraging big-data
and simulations to model "what-if" scenarios that consider impacts
of demand changes, operations capacity, and external factors. ---
Seek out operational gaps to growth, quantify them, and recommend
focus areas to Rivian stakeholders.
--- Establish strategies and KPI's that drive speed, flexibility,
and cost efficiency across Rivian's value-chain.
--- Take an objective stance and ensure "what's best for Rivian" is
the standard for decision making.
Qualifications --- 10+ years of experience directly related to
complex Operations, Supply Chain, and Planning. Direct S&OP
leadership is required.
--- Bachelor's degree in Technical (Engineering, Math, Science) or
Business Operations required. Master's degree (MBA) is preferred.
Global experience also preferred.
--- Experience leading indirect or direct teams through programs,
org structure, or ongoing operations.
--- Deep knowledge of Product Lifecycles, Planning, Demand, and
--- Background in applicable technology. SAP Vehicle Management
System experience preferred.
--- Ability to connect the dots with demonstrated understanding of
multiple company functions and how they connect. (Ex: Product
Development, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Retail, Service, and
--- Demonstrated ability to handle conflict to solve ambiguous,
cross-functional problems and set execution plans.
--- Strong interpersonal skills, resiliency, and ability to lead
with data and action, not ego.
--- Ability to have impactful conversations that educate
stakeholders and influence cross-functional teams. Rivian is an
Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and
Harassment of Any Kind: Rivian is committed to the principle of
equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing
employees with a work environment free of discrimination and
harassment.--All employment decisions at Rivian are based on
business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications,
without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or
parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or
regulations in the locations where we operate. Rivian will not
tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these
characteristics. Rivian encourages applicants of all ages. Are you
currently authorized to work in the United States? --*
-- Will you now, or in the future, require employer visa
sponsorship (e.g., H-1B)? --*
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