Senior Purchasing Manager
Posted on 2/15/2023
Irvine, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, or Engineering
  • 5+ years of construction related purchasing. procurement, or strategic sourcing experience
  • 3+ years of purchasing construction related material and services
  • 3+ years' experience with procurement software, preferably Coupa
  • 5+ years MS Office
  • Working knowledge of the construction labor market and materials/commodities market trends; demonstrated general contractor and subcontract experience
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills
  • High level of integrity
  • Analytical skills to ensure both internal and external requests are fulfilled
  • Attention to detail to ensure that the sourcing criteria meets the Stakeholder's requirements
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Own the contractual process with suppliers by negotiating NDA's, General Terms & Conditions and Statements of Work
  • Develop sourcing strategies by analyzing the supply base, market conditions, and future technologies
  • Assist in market research. Identify potential sources by various indicators based on project requirements as well as Rivian' s goals related to sustainability, equity, and diversity. Prepare market surveys and document results of market research
  • Identify potential suppliers, analyze capabilities, and develop commodity strategies and roadmaps for Rivian Stakeholders
  • Expand opportunities to generate value to the enterprise through leveraging / expanding national accounts, consolidating spend and developing other opportunities
  • Perform detailed analysis of quotations based on cost breakdowns from supplier submissions
  • Drive and implement continuous cost improvements through negotiations to achieve operational cost targets
  • Establish strong supplier relationships and manage performance through the creation of key performance metrics
  • Manage departmental budgets in collaboration with Rivian Finance team to ensure contracts are on target
  • Analyze current spend data in construction and facilities spend commodities and find opportunities for cost reductions and supplier consolidation
  • Work closely alongside Stakeholders to meet their technical requirements, execute against set milestones and track sourcing progress

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