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Senior Group Manager, Body Structures Purchasing
Posted on 6/27/2022
Irvine, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Bachelor's Degree with 5+ years of relevant Structures-related work experience
  • 7+ years of Purchasing/Supply Chain management, including strategic sourcing, contract negotiation and supplier management experience
  • 5+ years of leading purchasing, strategic sourcing, procurement teams in a fast paced, global environment
  • 5+ years' experience in leading and managing sourcing projects that support cross-functional internal organizations
  • 3+ years performing spend analysis while managing the entire RFI/RFQ/RFP process
  • Development of procurement strategy, policies, procedures, and systems in support of all Structural commodities, including Raw Materials, Body Structures, Closures, and Battery Enclosure
  • Oversee RFI/RFQ/RFP and strategic sourcing process for all Structural direct material requirements across Rivian, including all Vehicles
  • Lead all aspects of supplier negotiation, including part price, tooling expenditure, engineering & development expenses, and creation of Long-Term Agreements
  • Engage and support other functional groups on scope development, product cost, manufacturing technology, delivery, and quality
  • Provide in-depth analysis of total direct material spend data to identify opportunities for short-term improvements and strategic initiatives
  • Recommend solutions to business problems and present ideas to senior leadership
  • Recruit, build and develop a strategic, high-performing Purchasing team in support of Rivian's portfolio of products
  • Drive success through empowering your team, leading by example and removing roadblocks
  • Communicate clearly to internal and external stakeholders, remaining composed under pressure while adapting to a dynamic work environment
  • Support business planning initiatives and milestone attainment
  • Build and maintain strategic relationships with key suppliers, acting as the lead for all commercial issues
Desired Qualifications
  • Master's degree/MBA with 10+ years of relevant Structures-related work experience
  • 10+ years experience in building high performing strategic purchasing organizations and developing talent into leadership positions
  • Demonstrated ability to identify process issues and drive improvements that improve operational efficiency
  • Knowledge and experience with SAP or other ERP systems is a plus
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
  • High level of integrity

10,001+ employees

Electric vehicles manufacturer
Company mission
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