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.


  • Ensure ‘on-time’ delivery of launch/trial parts from Rivian suppliers, to include daily monitoring of shipping performance as well as delivery verification
  • Manage additional inventory requests to ensure timely delivery of parts based on the required timing
  • Report shortages that have impact on build schedule to department, program and senior management
  • Coordinate part delivery to meet the due date
  • Manage timely delivery of subassemblies built at prototype shops or other Rivian sites
  • Escalate late delivery notification as required
  • Communicate with suppliers and expedite inventory as required to support launch activity
  • Implement appropriate countermeasure to resolve part shortages or delays
  • Provide input, support and mitigation plans for material shortages to prevent disruption to the project schedule
  • Facilitate the allocation of inventory based on build or project priority
  • Lead communication plan with cross functional teams over parts supply concerns (Program, Procurement, Logistics, Material Handling, Engineering, Quality Control and Manufacturing)
  • Confirm projected usage to ensure that there is sufficient lead time to support build schedule
  • Analyze and respond to cycle count and other inventory adjustments daily
  • Reconcile receiving discrepancy notices provided by Production Control with suppliers
  • Be able to manage multiple trial projects simultaneously
  • Validate Material Handling kit sheet fulfillment for launch builds including reported shortages and changes
  • Initiate cycle count request to Production Control team when inventory issues are identified
  • Develop and utilizes Standardized Work (SOS) for managing supplier shipments, including but not limited to delay, loading trucks, shortages, damage, discrepancies, packing & labeling
  • Ownership of issue resolution for part shortage concerns and escalations
  • Need to be able to translate issues into KPI measurement and business intelligence
  • Assist in providing a safe work environment and other health and safety issues
  • Other duties as assigned by management


  • Demonstrated knowledge of material control, inventory control and related logistics activity is required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, analytical skills and the ability to multi-task and make sound decision in a fast pace, stressful environment required
  • Working knowledge in Excel, Word, Power point, and Outlook programs
  • Proactive problem solving-skills, as well as strong project management, teamwork, leadership, initiative, and oral/written communication and presentation skills are required
  • Ability to meet deadlines and stay within budget
  • Strong team orientation and cross functional attitude
  • Flexibility to think strategically and act tactically
  • Ability to develop and interpret business intelligence/data to drive execution and decision-making
  • Ability to gain trust and communicate constructively with suppliers and stakeholders across the organization to resolve issues
  • In-depth understanding of automotive supply chain, automotive production experience preferred
  • You have a collaborative method of working and capability in a range of communication styles
  • You can clearly explain complex issues to a variety of audiences, think about the big picture when communicating, and report technical details succinctly
  • Hands-on experience working with SAP preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, engineering, business, or related field preferred
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

Department: Production Control

Location: Normal, IL




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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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