Manager – NPI Change Management
Posted on 1/31/2023
Normal, IL, USA
Experience Level
  • Bachelors in supply chain, engineering, business, or related field or equivalent experience required
  • Master's degree Preferred
  • 5+ Years automotive experience required in an NPI environment / leadership position
  • Experience with Engineering Design Changes, Manufacturing process and Supply Chain in a relevant field
  • Experience with Materials Requirement Planning “ERP” software such as SAP
  • Intermediate or above knowledge in Excel, Word, Power point, and Outlook programs
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and responsibilities
  • Creative problem-solving skill
  • Strong team orientation and cross functional attitude
  • Ability to create and present summary reports
  • Language, Mathematical, and Reasoning Ability:
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to communicate in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus
  • In the performance of the duties of this job the employee is required to travel, drive a motor vehicle, communicate using telephone and e-mail
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment
  • Ability to withstand exposure to solvents, fumes, heat, and odors normally associated with paint application
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • You shall Lead a team of NPI change managers structured by engineering system and product line
  • You shall champion change management through Rivian's production facilities providing a platform for change readiness reviews and environment that ensures all downstream parties are prepared for the change or newly to be introduced product
  • As part of the NPI Organization this role shall encompass supporting the end-to-end process of change and launches across all vehicle lines and engineering systems - ensuring material, system, and plant readiness
  • In this role within NPI, you will collaborate with supply chain, operations, manufacturing engineering, launch, and vehicle line teams to ensure the readiness status for the product introduction
  • You shall be focused on ensuring the data sets within our ERP and MES systems can support the commencing of manufacturing, you shall clearly communicate department/program change status up to exec level
  • You shall lead the development of metrics and KPIs to evaluate readiness for change and overall performance, you shall use the KPI's to ensure gap closure in systematic data
  • You will act as a champion for the Development of tools for team to improve change management process for the business
  • The role will require the need to be cognizant of data flows, from PLM to ERP (SAP) and ERP to MES, and to react to metrics which identify misalignment of data and/or project content
  • You will manage all direct reports, develop job duties for all direct reports, monitor and feedback all direct reports on a quarterly basis as part of the Rivian recharge process

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