United States, California, Palo Alto, United States

Posted on: 2022-06-23

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Manager - Construction and Facilities Capex

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. 

Role Summary:

Build and lead a high performing, diverse, and passionate CapEx team to build the most capital efficient factories that ever existed. The CapEx team leads and executes commercial sourcing, development, and industrialization of capital equipment at all Rivian’s production facilities as well as all pilot, R&D, and lab facilities. Our mission is to accelerate Rivian’s growing footprint, manufacturing capabilities, and pace towards profitability by building, managing, and scaling a global capital equipment supply chain.​


Build and lead a high performing CapEx team:

  • Lead a team of Global Supply Managers to accomplish company goals in a fast paced, demanding, and dynamic environment.
  • Identify, draw, and hire a diverse and complimentary pool of talented CapEx Professionals.
  • Guide and support the professional development of your team as individuals and as a whole.
  • Provide sufficient and frequent guidance and feedback to enable the team to deliver optimal results while maintaining sufficient space for each individual to lead his/her/their own space and express innovative ideas and individual personalities.

Enable scalability and advancement of the CapEx team:

  • Build, select, and continuously develop tools to foster continuous efficiency improvements.
  • Create and track performance against KPIs to enable company’s goals and priorities.
  • Partner with other Capex Leaders and team members to ensure maximum collaboration.
  • Continuously build, influence, and validate long range plan and budget to inform Company’s strategic direction.

Build the most capital efficient factories that have ever existed:

  • Shape and evolve RFx strategies.
  • Ensure optimal execution of programs while minimizing risk and cost.
  • Own the CapEx spend and risk forecast with the Finance team.
  • Be a strategic partner for the Manufacturing Engineering, Technical Program Management, Operations, and Construction & Facilities teams.
  • Partner with Program Management to support program requirements, execute against build milestones and track progress.
  • Manage and own supplier relationships through:
    • Creation and measurement of key performance indicators.
    • Conducting regular business reviews with top level leadership at each key supplier.
    • Driving strategic partnerships.
  • Build and maintain unique multi-tiered global supplier strategy based on understanding of supply base, market conditions, and technology roadmaps.
  • Drive cost and commercial value negotiations with detailed data-based analysis.
  • Steer contractual negotiations with suppliers executing Purchase Agreements and Statement of Works.


  • Bachelor’s and/or Advanced degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, or Business – preferred or similar work experience.
  • 2+ years of experience managing a team.
  • 8+ years of experience in manufacturing, operations, engineering, or supply chain.
  • Ability to build and scale a team with radical candor and ability to influence with and without direct authority.
  • Capable of working as both a leader and a member of a team across multiple cross functional disciplines, including construction, manufacturing engineering, factory design, product design, facilities, production, supply chain, finance, legal, etc.
  • Meticulous attention to detail with an ability to also step back and see the big picture.
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills, high level of integrity and emotional IQ.
  • An egoless attitude with a willingness to build new processes from the ground up.
  • Knowledgeable in sourcing and enabling high volume manufacturing lines.
  • Experience working and managing projects globally, and flexibility to travel.
  • Managed commercial relationships in an Automotive, Electronics or high-volume manufacturing business.
  • Structured: able to organize chaos through methodical framework and clear communication to achieve goals harmoniously.
  • Detail oriented: ability to become a subject matter expert in order to make informed decisions.
  • Problem solving: ability to ask the right people the right questions at the right time in the right way to further thought, optimize outcomes, and maintain a positive and collaborative working environment.
  • Results focused: demonstrate that follow through is as important as problem solving and idea generation.


Department: CapEx Global Supply Management

Location:  Palo Alto, CA


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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