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Manager, Capex Program Management

Company: Rivian Automotive
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

In this position you will structure and visualize data to support the battery cell and construction capex procurement team and provide the team with an understanding of the performance of the End-to-End capital equipment supply chain. You will be responsible for building and maintaining automated data collection and reporting tools. You will be responsible for defining and building database infrastructure development by working closely with our IT teams. You must have experience clearly communicating a story using data and visuals while applying lean concepts to sustainably improve processes cross-functionally. This will be a results-driven role where you will have exposure to the Capital Equipment, Operations and Manufacturing organization. - Responsibilities: Build and lead a high performing CapEx Program management team:

  • Lead a team of Program managers to accomplish company goals in a fast paced, demanding, and dynamic environment.
  • Identify, draw, and hire a diverse and complimentary pool of talented Program managers.
  • Guide and support the professional development of your team as individuals and as a whole.
  • Provide sufficient and frequent guidance and feedback to enable the team to deliver optimal results while maintaining sufficient space for each individual to lead his/her/their own space and express innovative ideas and individual personalities Enable scalability and advancement of the CapEx team:
    • Build, select, and continuously develop tools to foster continuous efficiency improvements.
    • Create and track performance against KPIs to enable company's goals and priorities.
    • Partner with other Capex Leaders and team members to ensure maximum collaboration.
    • Continuously build, influence, and validate long range plan and budget to inform Company's strategic direction. Build the most capital efficient factories that have ever existed:
      • Support and lead the daily operations of capital equipment procurement process, working alongside CapEx purchasing team, manufacturing engineering team, technical program management team, legal and finance teams
      • Lead new product introduction efforts within the manufacturing and capital equipment space: supply chain design, schedule, cost and quality management as well as driving issue resolution.
      • Drive launch readiness with manufacturing engineering, technical program management and capex procurement teams.
      • Drive make vs buy decisions by building business case and driving scenario analysis
      • Develop and optimize the CapEx procurement processes and procedures
      • Develop tools and systems for Capex procurement team in collaboration with IT and other cross functional organizations
      • Build budgets and capex spend projections for future factories based on historical data and should cost analysis
      • Review, maintain and analyze a wide variety of program data to support business decisions
      • Build KPI dashboards with the data engineering teams for all capital equipment projects and programs - project tracking, cost savings and avoidance, supplier selection matrix, make vs buy analysis, supplier performance criteria, budget tracking, cost roll up , project execution status, gap analysis
      • Ability to work with cross functional teams and serve as a liaison between stakeholders
      • Work closely alongside CapEx purchasing managers to support reporting on build requirements, tracking sourcing progress and cost management Qualifications:
        • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain or Engineering
        • 10+ years of relevant work experience (automotive program management or industrial manufacturing environment preferred)
        • Appreciation for the art of managing evolving project requirements in a fast-paced environment
        • Highly collaborative mindset, good interpersonal and communication skills
        • Exhibit strong attention to detail and quality while effectively managing multiple projects/tasks
        • High level of integrity
        • Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment

Keywords: Rivian Automotive, Palo Alto , Manager, Capex Program Management, Executive , Palo Alto, California

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