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NPI Material Planning Manager
Posted on 6/23/2022
Plymouth, MI, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Bachelor's in supply chain, engineering, business, or related field or equivalent experience required
  • Master's degree Preferred
  • 3+ Years automotive planning experience required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of material control, inventory control and related logistics activity is required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, analytical skills and the ability to multi-task and make sound decision in a fast pace, stressful environment required
  • Working knowledge in SAP preferred and strong Excel, Word, Power point, and Outlook programs knowledge
  • Proactive problem solving-skills, as well as strong project management, teamwork, leadership, initiative, and oral/written communication and presentation skills are required
  • Be able to manage multiple trial projects simultaneously
  • Strong team orientation and cross functional attitude
  • Flexibility to think strategically and act tactically
  • Ability to develop and interpret business intelligence/data to drive execution and decision-making
  • Ability to gain trust and communicate constructively with suppliers and stakeholders across the organization to resolve issues
  • In-depth understanding of automotive supply chain, automotive production experience preferred
  • You have a collaborative method of working and capability in a range of communication styles
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time
  • From Engineering release, you will manage the demand communication to the supply chain, and you will lead the coordination of part delivery to meet the MRD (Material Requirement Date)
  • You will be proficient in MRP systems and be able to effectively communicate parts demand to our supply chain
  • You will liaise with suppliers on overall part development plan and expedite inventory as required to support launch activity
  • Implement appropriate countermeasures to resolve part shortages or delays in supplier timing
  • Report shortages that have impact on build schedule to department, program and senior management, escalating as necessary
  • Provide input, support and mitigation plans for material shortages to prevent disruption to the project schedule
  • Provide cross functional teams overview of parts supply concerns for your given supply base (May include Program, Procurement, Logistics, Material Handling, Engineering, Quality Control and Manufacturing)
  • Manage additional inventory requests to ensure timely delivery of parts based on the required timing
  • Facilitate the allocation of inventory based on build or project priority
  • Agree and manage rate and flow supply where necessary
  • Reconcile receiving discrepancy notices provided by Production Control with suppliers
  • Initiate cycle count request to Production Control team when inventory issues are identified
  • Develop and utilizes Standardized Work (SOS) for managing supplier shipments, including but not limited to delay, loading trucks, shortages, damage, discrepancies, packing & labeling
  • Need to be able to translate issues into KPI measurement and business intelligence

10,001+ employees

Electric vehicles manufacturer
Company Overview
Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. The company believes there is a more responsible way to explore the world and is determined to make the transition to sustainable transportation an exciting one. Rivian designed their emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles to challenge what's possible.
  • Ownership for All: We offer every employee the opportunity to own Rivian stock through equity programs, supporting their financial wellness.
  • Mental and Emotional Wellness: We provide employees and their families access to mental wellness platforms and our Employees Assistance Program
  • Fertility and Family Planning: We support diverse family-building journeys, providing employees with benefits such as paid parental leave and financial support for adoption, fertility treatments or surrogacy.
  • Competitive Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages driven by mutual investment in our long-term growth and success.
  • Career Development: We enable all employees to own their development. Continuous learning opportunities and tuition reimbursement help drive performance, boost engagement and develop future leaders.
  • Transgender Benefits: In alignment with WPATH guidelines, our 2022 plans provide coverage toward medical, pharmacy and cosmetic needs.
Company Values
  • A diverse workforce
  • Embracing active allyship
  • Purpose-driven partnerships
  • Supporting our team