United States, California, Irvine, United States

Posted on: 2022-08-09

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Sr. Material Planner, Service Accessories

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

In this position you will be able to support Service and Accessories Material planning by ensuring your assigned components are delivered to the Service Warehouse(s) at optimal inventory levels and efficiencies. This role requires flexibility to support quick product changeover, supplier relationship management to ensure on time delivery, and an analytical approach to ensure optimal part inventory levels and quick turn analysis on exceptions. This candidate will understand the Rivian supply chain, our production processes, our warehouse operations, and our world-class Service Network.

You will collaborate and maintain partnerships across Service with Service Engineering, NPI, Demand Planning, Accessories, and Rivian’s global distribution network to successfully execute MRP planning in Rivian’s ERP system and ensure supply continuity across our global network.


  • Manage safety stock and material planning master data to drive planning requirements at optimal levels
  • Monitor the status of supplier release delivery dates and quantities in MRP for international & domestic suppliers
  • Manage strong supplier relationships by deploying accurate supply requirements via MRP and acting as the primary point for escalation for your parts to ensure supply continuity throughout the service network (at optimal stocking levels)
  • Drive any backlog recovery through clear communication to the supply base, ability to support quick turn analysis on inventory run-out and communicate clearly internally/externally
  • Monitor your supplier performance through exception management reporting, supply constraints escalations, and proactive monitoring of the forecast identifying key shifts that may impact your supply
  • Manage engineering changes for the commodities assigned to you through participation in the NPI process, while minimizing obsolescence and ensuring supply continuity for your parts
  • Seek out new innovations and present new strategies to continuously improve all areas of the organization
  • Perform addition responsibilities as assigned


  • 5-7 years of experience in Material Planning, supply chain management or manufacturing production planning (Service/Aftermarket a plus) 
  • BA or Masters in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Industrial Engineering, Operations or applicable discipline
  • Experience or strong knowledge in ERP/MRP with focused experience on product lifecycle management, EDI communications, bills of material, supply chain operations, and procure to pay processes (SAP experience preferred)
  • Strong collaborator, with a positive attitude to drive change and provide excellent customer service
  • Calculated risk taker with the ability to drive performance management with suppliers and resolve issues while maintaining superior relationships internally and externally
  • Strong analytical skills – high proficiency in Excel (advanced a plus)

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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