Quality Launch Manager
Posted on 3/21/2023

10,001+ employees

Electric vehicles manufacturer
Automotive & Transportation
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.
Irvine, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • Bachelor's degree, Engineering, Business, or similar field/equivalent experience
  • 8+ years of quality experience in manufacturing or engineering environment
  • 4+ years' experience launching products from prototype into series production
  • Production Operations Knowledge - Has a firm understanding of how complex production lines operate including production control, material handling, supply chain, quality, and production team
  • Understanding of how the manufacturing validation process runs in relation to complex new products that stretch across various engineer teams and manufacturing centers/factories (methodology, validation plans, associated KPIs)
  • Experienced/High proficiency in AIAG Core Tools and significant CQI publications and standards
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Hands-on experience with Quality Management Systems (QMS) and testing methodologies
  • In-depth understanding of technical documentation
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills (8D or similar method problem solving experience)
  • Proficient in MS Office, Minitab, email, etc
  • Must be able to travel at least 20%, travel may increase in time
  • Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Team player - ability to work in a fast-paced, highly ambiguous, multi-cultural environment with cross-functional teams
  • Ensure readiness for the execution of development builds, as well as successful factory product launches for different vehicle platforms
  • Plan and ensures proper and effective support of resources across Quality for new project builds
  • Participate in and lead, various cross-functional Program and Manufacturing Readiness forums. Provide clear updates on status and recovery plans as necessary at both working, and executive levels by being able to interact, integrate, and drive results across teams in design, manufacturing engineering, supply chain, manufacturing quality, production operations, production control, service, etc
  • Able to provide project status, summary, and issue resolution tracking reports
  • Plan, organize, and orchestrate pre-launch build activities
  • Facilitate ramp management with operations teams, identify all needed activities and coordinate the execution and risk mitigation of those activities according to New Model Operational Plans
  • Help the operations readiness workstream, ensuring they meet target objectives and escalate/develop recovery plans as needed
  • Ensures shop floor organization for all Quality team, safety, and department 5S during prototype Builds
  • Manage the milestones and completion of critical path deliverables
  • Lead the Quality team to identify the root of technical issues, recommend and implement fixes prior Design Handover
  • Monitor and steer systematic problems through the operations system (Rivian Concern System)