Senior PLM Program Manager
Company: Rivian Automotive
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Rivianis 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.
We operate development centers in Plymouth, Michigan; Southern
California (Irvine, Carson & LA); Silicon Valley (San Jose and Palo
Alto); Vancouver, British Columbia; and Surrey, England; as well as
a manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois.
The Senior PLM Program Manager is responsible for driving the PLM
programs to a successful completion by performing the all or some
of the following functions on behalf of Rivian.
He/ She will be responsible for full life- cycle of PLM (Product
Life Cycle) program and associated Engineering Apps from initiation
to completion. Apply IT program management methodology and
appropriate project management, organizational change management
framework for all sub-projects. Successfully initiate, plan,
execute and close all program deliverables as committed.
Responsible for managing the Strategy, overall planning, execution
and delivery of program including:
Defining the program charter, roles, tasks, milestones, budgets and
measures of success Developing estimates and plans to manage the
end-to end program execution Ensuring business requirements are
captured accurately and completely Acting as the link between the
assigned program resources and key stakeholders. Ensuring program
closure including completion of lessons learned and required
documentation. Use disciplined project management methodology to
define scope, develop program plan, and execute sub-projects that
adhere to guidelines and deliver within cost and schedule.
Responsible for tracking program status and managing program issues
and risks including:
Monitoring programs on an ongoing basis, evaluating
progress/quality, managing issue resolution Managing the process to
assess gaps and develop action plans to address these gaps
Monitoring financial delivery and issue management processes, and
escalating issues Promoting and monitoring compliance activities
with audit and information policies Develop robust program risk
management plans to ensure timely delivery, testing and
commissioning of all projects with no impact to business
Responsible for performing Organizational change management and
leading effective program teams including:
Using problem-solving/critical thinking skills, and independent
thinking to overcome challenges. Communication to program team
members, key stakeholders and Executive sponsors Assess and lead
organization through appropriate change management practices Serve
as primary contact to senior department managers for critical
change initiatives within a highly matrix environment.
Needs to have prior program management experience, preferably in
PLM, Digital Transformation, and IT Product development space. 7+
years of experience in managing complex enterprise level program 7+
years of experience implementing PLM solutions in the automotive
industry or relevant experience in complex manufacturing processes
3+ years of experience implementing Dassault 3D Experience or other
PLM products Program management skills. Knowledge of project
management vocabulary and terminology. Training and understanding
of project domain. Understanding of change management practices and
experience in utilizing one of the frameworks. Strong
communication, negotiation, analytic, and critical thinking skills.
Ability to work collaboratively. Excellent facilitation and
presentation skills. Cultural adaptability. Virtual and remote team
management ability. Independent and innovative spirit. Flexible and
responsiveness to input. Based on previous experience utilize best
practices, strategies and methods for the proper implementation of
Rivians PLM solution Bachelor's degree required; Advance degree in
Engineering or related field.
Rivian is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits
Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Rivian is committed to
the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and
to providing employees with a work environment free of
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laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Rivian will
not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these
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