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 what’s 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.
In this position you are responsible for overall inventory control, counts and reconciliation responsibilities in compliance with Rivian’s SOX Narrative for the Service Distribution Center. You will manage a group of inventory cycle counters who will perform physical counts, support variance reporting, reconciliation, and be able to follow multi-step instructions to meet inventory count processes. You will partner with supervisors and process leads to ensure warehouse paperwork is being maintained and accurate (receipts, shipments, returns, etc..), and you will be the technical expert in EWM transactions to clearly track and reconcile inventory to maintain inventory accuracy targets. You will promote safe working behaviors, help develop quality focused processes, maintain organized cleanliness, and continuously strive for improvement opportunities. This role will require strong analytical skills and a strong understanding of warehouse management systems. This is a brand-new location and you will be an important part of building the operation from the ground up!
- Manage facility cycle count program to maintain accurate perpetual inventory and identify opportunities to improve inventory quality
- Coordinate Inventory Control Activities (Daily Cycle Counts, Inventory Adjustments, and Root Cause Analysis)
- Understand the impact of Inventory Adjustments on Profitability
- Create Inventory Reports for Internal use
- Accurately input inventory control data and complete necessary adjustment documentation accurately and on time
- Audit and correct bin discrepancies resulting from picking orders, put away errors, lost stock, or missing receipts
- Investigate missing materials, report losses and trends to management
- Root cause and reconcile inventory, deep dive on specific items such as bill of material, material master set up, or inbound deliveries
- Develop standard work and documentation for your team
- Fosters an environment in which safety is the highest priority, and coach safe powered equipment and material handling practices
- Lead and develop physical inventory requirements based on inventory accuracy performance (as needed)
- Manage and train a team of cycle counters to support daily part count requirements and reconciliation practices, and evaluate them on standard work to confirm their adherence
- Maintain standard work documentation, training, attendance, overtime, and process adherence
- Monitor the system to ensure all transactions are actioned within required tolerances
- Maintains an organized warehouse operation that focuses on housekeeping standards and applies 5S principles
- Evaluates warehouse associate performance based on safe working behaviors, quality of work, productivity levels, and adherence to general standards and policies to provide constructive feedback
- Identify best practices, process changes, operational issues/concerns, and general improvement opportunities and help develop system solutions to resolve
- Performs quality inspections on high risk materials upon receipt
- Support resolution of inbound issues including supplier shipment, system interface, and transportation provider errors
- 5+ years of experience in a warehouse operations, distribution, or logistics environment
- 3+ years of experience in in an inventory lead role, procurement or supply chain in a warehouse operations and distribution, or logistics environment
- Bachelor’s Degree in business related field, or equivalent experience
- Preferred BS/BA in Supply Chain, Engineering or related field
- Working knowledge in Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
- Strong collaborator, with willingness to drive change cross functionally
- SAP WM or EWM experience
- Experience in leading and organizing teams with a proven track record of performance (preferred automotive/high-tech environment)
- Strong analytical and structured problem-solving capabilities with a focus on root cause investigations
- Understanding and experience in implementing lean project initiatives
- Required to lift material up to 50 lbs.
- Ability to travel throughout North America up to 10% of the time
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 discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Rivian are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Rivian will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Rivian encourages applicants of all ages.
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