United States, Illinois, Normal, United States

Posted on: 2022-07-17

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Inventory Analyst

About the company:

Doing something different is never easy. It requires courage, optimism and grit. Core to our mission is building a team of adventurous individuals determined to make a positive impact on the world. This means challenging ourselves constantly. Stretching beyond the bounds of conventional thinking. Reframing old problems. Seeking new solutions. And operating comfortably in a space of uncertainty. While our backgrounds are diverse, our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. Do you like doing the impossible? We’d love to hear from you.

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:

Participates in management of daily operations in Inventory Control.  This role will be responsible for analyzing, investigating, and processing systematic adjustments for cycle counts received from the counting team.

In this role you will need to work cross-functionally with other departments.  Analysts will review all Inventory processes and issues.  Focusing on bringing the different groups together to develop solutions, improvement and ensure controls and accuracy.  They are the ‘third party’ arbitrators that bring the involved groups together and hold other areas accountable in relationship to inventory accuracy.


  • Create, distribute, and monitor count progress amongst cycle counters
  • Manages daily adjustments for count documents submitted by the cycle counting team
  • Works within systems to investigate reason for count discrepancies such as misusage, unaccounted scrap or other possible causes
  • Performs root cause analysis
  • Supports other PC departments with cycle adjustments for new product requirements, launch activities, and daily operations
  • Interfaces with Material Analysts and Cycle Counters
  • Controls inventory integrity
  • Masters of all inventory processes (that include but not limited to): Service centers, Change Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Process Engineering, Material Handling, Operations/Production, Systems, IT, Material Review (Quality), Accounting, Internal Controls, and Logistics. 
  • Works with finance to adhere to financial and system requirements
  • Collaborates with Shop or Area Leads to root cause inventory issues
  • Works with counters to solve problems effecting or halting physical counts.
  • Redirects counters to other shops when needed
  • Participates on the Plan For Every Part (PFEP)
  • Analyzes production material receiving records
  • Performs inventory adjustments for obsolescent material counts
  • Supports the production organization while adhering to inventory control procedures
  • Develops and improves standardized work
  • Organizes and leads physical inventories 
  • Visit customer locations and warehouses during major milestone events to support the team if necessary
  • Other relevant duties as assigned
  • No direct supervisory duties. Supports development of staff by assisting in training and mentoring other employees


  • Experience with Materials Requirement Planning “MRP” software such as SAP preferred
  • Intermediate or above knowledge in Excel, Word, Power point, and Outlook programs preferred
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and responsibilities
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and stay within budget
  • Strong team orientation and cross functional attitude
  • Knowledge of systems interface between Enterprise Resource Planning “ERP” and Manufacturing Execution Systems “MES” preferred
  • Ability to create and present summary reports

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain or related fields preferred or three years of relevant experience
  • Previous Inventory control experience required
  • Automotive experience required
  • SAP knowledge required

Language, Mathematical, and/or Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as governmental regulations, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to communicate in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. 
  • The employee may be required to walk frequently, long distances; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
  • The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. 
  • In the performance of the duties of this job the employee is required to travel, drive a motor vehicle, communicate using telephone and e-mail

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this role, the employee will be in the office and on the plant floor and must follow all safety requirements
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high-pressure environment
  • Ability to withstand exposure to solvents, fumes, heat, and odors normally associated with paint application.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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.

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 [email protected].

Candidate Data Privacy

Rivian 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) Rivian’s 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.  


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