United States, Illinois, Normal, United States

Posted on: 2022-09-20

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Senior Manager Quality Launch

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

This position will oversee all aspects of Launch Quality and Product Excellence for multiple vehicle production and prototype builds.


  • Establish launch and post launch objectives with engineering, manufacturing and supplier quality to deliver an ever-improving exceptional vehicle
  • Work with engineering, manufacturing, and the supply base to ensure on time delivery Determine, track, and deliver key KPI’s in conjunction with a cross functional team to deliver high quality product launches
  • Manage continuous product improvement priorities based on external and customer feedback Support the build in quality High Performance Team within manufacturing
  • Lead a team to support all minor launches as well as continuous improvement change control
  • Lead product launch initiatives to meet timing and crafted quality milestones and objectives
  • Champion product improvement initiatives across multiple vehicle functions that can have regional or global focus in a variety of service settings
  • Lead teams to establish and monitor customer/supplier relations, support strategic planning and deployment initiatives
  • Help develop measurement systems to determine organizational improvement Motivate and evaluate staff to manage projects and resources.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or management
  • Strong statistical knowledge and a vision of a well-run team
  • At least 10 years’ experience with a variety of engineering and quality disciplines
  • Experienced/High proficiency in AIAG Core Tools and significant CQI publications and standards

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Quality Manager, Certified Quality Engineer, or 6-Sigma Black Belt
  • 15+ years’ experience with a variety of engineering and quality disciplines
  • Team player - ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to collaborate with engineering, manufacturing, and suppliers
  • Comfortable working in a manufacturing / production environment
  • Commercial vehicle or automotive industry experience
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

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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