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Lead Purchasing Manager - Powertrain and Thermal

Company: Rivian Automotive
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract. As a company, we constantly challenge whats possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. The Rivian Supply Chain team is looking for highly motivated and exceptional Purchasing professionals to bring Rivians engineered products to life. In this role, the Lead Purchasing Manager will be responsible for sourcing and managing parts that make up the building blocks of the R1T, R1S, and Electric Delivery Vehicles. As a Lead Purchasing Manager, you will be responsible for all commercial aspects of the awarding of new business, developing strong supplier relationships, and working side by side with our engineering counterparts to push the envelope of our technical requirements. You will also take the lead in making sure Rivian can meet its cost targets, suppliers deliver to our aggressive timelines, and parts are received at the highest level of quality. In our team, we expect our people to own every aspect of the sourcing process from start to finish and everything in between. This role reports to the Group Manager of the Thermal/Powertrain team within the Vehicle Team of Supply Chain Organization.Responsibilities: Lead RFI/ RFQ/ RFP and strategic sourcing processDevelop sourcing strategies by analyzing suppliers, market conditions, and technology roadmapsLead contractual negotiations with suppliers on NDAs, General Terms & Conditions, and Production Supply Agreements Identify potential suppliers, analyze capabilities, and develop a sourcing strategy and road map for Rivian StakeholdersCommunicate closely with program management to support prototype requirements, execute against build milestones, and track sourcing progressNegotiate with suppliers to obtain best prototype and production pricing based on targetsPerform a deep dive analysis of quote submissions based on cost breakdown dataSupport supplier quality and technical reviewsReview engineering development costs with engineering leads to ensure best cost is attainedBasic QualificationsBachelors degree in Business, Supply Chain, or Engineering7+ years purchasing, buying, or procurement experience.5+ years experience with automotive, manufacturing, or other related industries5+ years MS OfficePreferred Qualifications7+ years of Thermal purchasing experienceGood interpersonal and communications skillsHigh level of integrityAnalytical skills to ensure both internal and external requests are fulfilledAttention to detail to ensure specifications being requested are receivedAbility to work independently, multi-task and work in a fast-paced environmentEqual OpportunityRivian is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.Rivian is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at candidateaccommodations@rivian.com.Candidate Data PrivacyRivian may collect, use and disclose your personal information or personal data (within the meaning of the applicable data protection laws) when you apply for employment and/or participate in our recruitment processes (Candidate Personal Data). This data includes contact, demographic, communications, educational, professional, employment, social media/website, network/device, recruiting system usage/interaction, security and preference information. Rivian may use your Candidate Personal Data for the purposes of (i) tracking interactions with our recruiting system; (ii) carrying out, analyzing and improving our application and recruitment process, including assessing you and your application and conducting employment, background and reference checks; (iii) establishing an employment relationship or entering into an employment contract with you; (iv) complying with our legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations; (v) recordkeeping; (vi) ensuring network and information security and preventing fraud; and (vii) as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law. Rivian may share your Candidate Personal Data with (i) internal personnel who have a need to know such information in order to perform their duties, including individuals on our People Team, Finance, Legal, and the team(s) with the position(s) for which you are applying; (ii) Rivian affiliates; and (iii) Rivians service providers, including providers of background checks, staffing services, and cloud services. Rivian may transfer or store internationally your Candidate Personal Data, including to or in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union and in the cloud, and this data may be subject to the laws and accessible to the courts, law enforcement and national security authorities of such jurisdictions. Please note that we are currently not accepting applications from third party application services.

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