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Senior Global Supply Manager
Battery Pack
Posted on 10/15/2022
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • BA / BS degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science, Business, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in global supply management, including strategic sourcing, contract negotiation and supplier management in battery, automotive, consumer electronics or related industry
  • 3+ years of experience sourcing Battery Packs or related components
  • Strong knowledge of pricing models and industry trends, industry regulations, and best practices
  • Demonstrated ability to identify process issues and drive improvements; good knowledge and experience with SAP or other ERPS systems
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly organized and demonstrated ability as a strategic thinker. Ability to prioritize multiple projects, develop effective plans, coordinate change management, and see projects through to conclusion
  • Master's degree/MBA
  • 5+ years of Battery Pack Sourcing experience
  • Strong knowledge of battery cell/pack technology, active materials, and main cost drivers
  • Experience in building high performing strategic purchasing organizations and developing talent into leadership positions
  • Define the procurement strategy for your commodity
  • Lead RFI/ RFQ/ RFP and strategic sourcing process
  • Develop sourcing strategies by analyzing the supply base, market conditions, and technology roadmaps
  • Lead contractual negotiations with suppliers on NDA's, General Terms & Conditions and Production Supply Agreements
  • Identify potential suppliers, analyze capabilities and develop a sourcing strategy and roadmap for Rivian stakeholders
  • Perform detailed analysis of quote submissions based on cost breakdown form data
  • Drive and implement cost reductions on prototype and production vehicles through leveraged negotiations to achieve vehicle cost targets
  • Manage supplier relationships and performance through key performance metrics
  • Work closely alongside cell manufacturing engineering to understand and support their requirements. Review Engineering, Design & Development (ED&D) costs with Engineering leads to ensure best-in-class cost is attained
  • Work closely alongside Program Management to support prototype requirements, execute against build milestones and track sourcing progress
  • Support Supplier Quality plant audits and technical reviews
  • Develop should-cost models and industry analysis of various battery cells materials

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 Core Values
  • A diverse workforce
  • Embracing active allyship
  • Purpose-driven partnerships
  • Supporting our team