United States, Illinois, Normal, United States

Posted on: 2022-07-22

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Senior Manager, Inventory Control

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. 


  • Design, implement and lead an inventory control program that includes regular cycle counting, urgent verifications, accuracy reporting, root cause analysis, and data-based feedback to the operations teams across all manufacturing and warehouse facilities.
  • Support the Production Control Director in developing an Inventory Management vision.
  • Establish and improve-upon Rivian Production Inventory Guidelines that are consistent with automotive industry best practices and meet all standards associated with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) regulations.
  • Work together with accounting and internal audit departments to ensure clear communication and alignment between Production Control policies and corporate objectives.
  • Develop reporting tools and metrics that can be used to guide and track operational improvements, stronger process controls and to identify cash flow opportunities.
  • Identify and facilitate resolution of inventory process gaps to demonstrate a controlled environment using continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Plan, coordinate and lead quarterly and annual physical inventory events as directed by Rivian external auditors and internal operational needs.
  • Work with factory IT teams to ensure the accuracy and efficacy of all inventory management systems.
  • Build and lead a skilled team of inventory counters and analysts that works well cross-functionally with other Production Control and Operations groups.
  • Regularly communicate Inventory Accuracy progress, trends, and actions with senior-level company executives.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience required 
  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain or Business preferred
  • Previous ERP experience in a manufacturing environment required; SAP preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience with progressive scope and increased levels of complexity
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a management role


  • Exceptional leadership skills: ability to develop and communicate a vision
  • Strong computer and business solutions software skills
  • High level of analytical skills, ability to turn data into actionable information
  • Comfortable handling multiple tasks at once in a fast-paced environment with attention to detail
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and obtain “buy-in” from all levels of an organization
  • Adaptability and flexibility to achieve the Company mission despite a dynamic set of challenges


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.  


Please note that we are currently not accepting applications from third party application services.