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. 

Job Summary:

Join a team developing battery value chain market intelligence and business for Rivian! This role is critical for Rivian to bridge all current gaps between cell and pack, between battery and system, between economics feasibility and manufacturing feasibility, between battery design and different market application’s specific demand need. Lead Rivian’s strategy development, market research and business development in EV, EV charging, EV propulsion (cell + pack + platform) or any EV related new solutions, such as intelligent mobility and battery swapping markets. Generate the future EV and battery demand picture for not only driving Rivian’s investment decision in various EV related value chains but supporting each region’s EV policy establishment. In particular, a detailed study on future EV and battery market’s competitive landscape and technology by OEM, by drivetrain, by battery’s roadmap will enlighten Rivian’s future EV and battery engineering development and several winning strategies, such as platform evolution, battery vendor selection, R&D joint force, JV, M&A, new business organization development to meet Rivian’s aggressive market share expansion goals in each addressable EV related market, in each geographic region.



  • Collect market intelligence, research and model battery pack and system’s architecture including hardware and software (BMS, EMS). Analyze current trends in the industry focusing on electrochemistry, cell form factors, pack e-platform's roadmap from technical feasibility and economic perspectives. Analyze architecture design to meet current and future generation of voice of the customer.
  • Build the battery cell supply database of each manufacturer production line’s level
  • In order to drive an investment decision on Rivian’s R&D, manufacturing and partnership toward Rivian’s core battery cell/pack markets, this role will research economics intelligence (CAPEX, OPEX) for different battery cell and pack manufacturing infrastructure – equipment vs. facility. This task supports Rivian’s CFO’s financial planning to meet both Rivian’s long-term growth target and Rivian’s shareholder’s maximum returns.
  • In order to generate ESS’ go-to-market strategy and technology readiness for penetrating each ESS application’s market and designing/repurposing ESS batteries, this role will research ESS’ market applications, players along ESS value chain, economics and technologies. Develop a team to execute Rivian’s business plan of penetrating each ESS’s market application. Identify any hidden ESS market that fits Rivian’s ESS battery technology then develop partnership with Rivian ESS battery’s downstream customers. After a successful business development, this role will take a responsibility on P&L because ESS battery belongs to Rivian’s external sales revenue as EV does.
  • In order to ensure Rivian to select the right external battery vendors, this role will create producer profiles database on battery cell, battery pack, system integration players. In this database, a Due Diligence on each producer’s technology roadmap, IP situation, company’s control structure, market share position, upstream supply chain integration, downstream customers portfolio, financial strength and fixed assets (PP&E).
  • In order to track the market share and supply chain relationship on a real-time basis, this role will collect the actual shipment data using the import/export Customs statistics, then quantify the relationship on “battery cell - end user (EV & ESS)” supply chains. If the HS code is 10-digit, this task should also extract and report the battery’s Echem intelligence (parameters) from the shipment datapoint’s disclosure.
  • Design, query, analyze and visualize all collected market data into BI databases and dashboards
  • Integrate different battery test data into market database and dashboards to show analysis
  • Develop business relation and collect market intelligence with battery cell, battery pack and system integration OEMs and traders to support our cell engineering functional needs
  • Address any supply/demand balance issues and propose debottleneck solutions along “battery cell – pack – system” value chain
  • Develop supply strategy and roadmap along “battery cell – pack – system” value chain
  • Identify the business opportunity along “battery cell – pack – system” value chain based on a “synergy” between market intelligence and technology knowhow, team with our engineering’s each functional lead to create business cases and execute our budgeted plans to achieve those business case’s goals. Those business cases should cover vendor’s partnership, share control, JV, M&A various areas, as well as how to further boost Rivian’s core battery technology’s organic growth. Manage, track, report and deliver each project progress to Rivian’s leadership on time.
  • Build financial model to address economics for created business cases
  • Drive a cross-functional team to execute business case for wining Rivian’s market position in “battery cell – pack – system” value chain
  • Lead business negotiations with suppliers, partners, M&A targets or investment banks
  • Analyze, collect market intelligence on battery’s “adjacent market/technology/supply chain”
  • Analyze, collect market intelligence on any market that could form a supply/demand bottleneck issue like in battery or battery material’s scenario


  • Master’s degree or MBA equivalence, must have the work experience related to battery cell or pack
  • 5+ years of experience in data analytics and market analysis
  • 2+years of experience in business development
  • 2+years of experience in project leadership or battery consulting
  • Battery design or manufacturing experience is a plus
  • 2nd language skill in Chinese, Korean or Japanese is a plus
  • Critical problem-solving skills: ability to ask the right people, the right questions at the right time in the right way
  • Detail oriented: ability to become a subject matter expert to make informed decisions
  • Curiosity: demonstrate level of interest that enables inventiveness
  • Execution: demonstrate that follow through is given as much attention as problem solving
  • Capable of working as a member of a team across several cross functional disciplines
  • Able to work under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines of multiple simultaneous projects and challenges.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and aptitude for learning quickly.
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally as required.
  • Capable of working as a member of a team across several cross functional disciplines
  • Able to work under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines of multiple simultaneous projects and challenges.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and aptitude for learning quickly.
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally as required.

Equal Opportunity

Rivian 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.

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