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Director, Workplace Strategy and Operations

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

Job Description:

TITLE: Director, Workplace Strategy and Operations ABOUT THE ROLE: Rivian has three types of facilities: Manufacturing, Commercial, and Workplace sites. The Workplace portfolio consists of office and research and development labs facilities. This role will be responsible leading the facilities operations team for all Workplace facilities with the primary centers of gravity being: Orange County (CA), Palo Alto (CA), Los Angeles (CA), Plymouth (MI), Vancouver (BC), Woking (UK), Amsterdam (NL), and a few other US satellite locations. THIS IS WHAT YOU'LL DO:

  • Enthusiastically lead the Workplace team and Building Maintenance team across the US, UK, Amsterdam, and Canada.
  • Manage and maintain facilities site operations and maintenance at all existing facilities.
  • Maintain and continue to develop the 8 year facilities strategy and financial plan.
  • Responsible for how buildings are occupied and utilized; this role will manage site level space planning, moves, adds, changes, and forecasting demand.
  • Develop programming and manage predicting needs and facilities requirements for all future facilities and projects.
  • Partners with the Real Estate team on all existing and future transactions; this role will be jointly responsible for understanding and abiding to the real estate agreements.
  • Partner with other Facilities teams, Finance, and end users on projects and programs from concept, through approval, through planning and execution. This role will be jointly responsible for the overall project success.
  • Partner with Design, Building Infrastructure Design, Construction, EHS, IT and other stakeholders in developing and executing development project plans.
  • Responsible for financial opex and capex budget forecasting, reporting, and ongoing management for the portfolio.
  • Develop and maintain site KPI metrics for all site operations.
  • Build and sustain strong relationships with end users and site occupants at each facility.
  • Collaborate with the People team, IT, Security, EHS, Purchasing, and many other stakeholders to ensure smooth site operations within the portfolio.
  • Lead with a sustainability mindset.
  • Partner with facility program teams, such as Culinary, Transportation, and Hospitality to ensure programs and offerings are meeting site need and operating efficiently.
  • Lead with passion to create a fantastic employee work experience. This role is responsible for identifying and crafting business plans for continuous improvements to our facility and workplace services. THIS IS WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
    • 10+ years of experience in facilities management, building maintenance, and workplace services
    • Project management experience required and ability to read construction documents
    • An ability to see the big picture, while also incorporating all the details
    • An excellent collaborator, communicater, organizer and problem-solver
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Outlook, Bluebeam Revu, Figm
    • A service-oriented personality, self-motivated, confident, energetic, and flexible
    • Ability to be flexible and change practices that are not accomplishing needed results -

Keywords: Rivian Automotive, Palo Alto , Director, Workplace Strategy and Operations, Executive , Palo Alto, California

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