Lead Global Supply Manager, Direct Procured Equipment & Materials

June 02, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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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.


As a Global Supply Manager, you will be responsible for all commercial and strategic aspects of the awarding of new business, developing strong supplier relationships, and working side by side with our engineering counterparts to push the envelope of our technical requirements. You will also take the lead in making sure Rivian can meet its cost targets, suppliers deliver to our aggressive timelines, and parts are received at the highest level of quality. In our team, we expect our people to own every aspect of the strategic sourcing process from start to finish and everything in between. This opening is located at our Atlanta, GA facility and reports directly to the Group Manager of the CapEx Purchasing team.


  • Lead RFI/ RFQ/ RFP and strategic sourcing process.
  • Develop sourcing strategies by analyzing the supply base, market conditions, and technology roadmaps.
  • Review Engineering, Design & Development (ED&D) costs with Engineering leads to ensure best-in-class cost is attained.
  • Lead contractual negotiations with suppliers on NDA's, General Terms & Conditions and Production Supply Agreements.
  • Ensure category spend is aligned with company objectives and contracts are in place and compliant for all suppliers
  • Identify potential suppliers, analyze capabilities and develop a sourcing strategy and roadmap for Rivian stakeholders.
  • Responsible for development, oversight and presentation of all sourcing selections to internal stakeholders
  • Perform detailed analysis of quote submissions based on cost breakdown form data.
  • Manage supplier relationships and performance through key performance metrics.
  • Manage budget in collaboration with Rivian Finance team.
  • Work closely alongside Design and Construction teams to support engineering requirements, execute against build milestones and track sourcing progress.
  • Partner with the construction and engineering team to forecast demand, understand the application, review proposals, and select vendors.
  • Support Supplier Quality plant audits and technical reviews.

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business, or related field
  • 7+ Experience working with complex industrial equipment or on large capital projects.
  • 5+ years of experience in a Sourcing or sales engineering/business development role, preferably for Mechanical, Electrical, or Plumbing equipment/materials.
  • 5+ Experience negotiating contract and purchasing terms and conditions.
  • 3+ Experience developing “should-cost” estimates and analyzing supplier quotes.
  • Effective negotiation experience specific to facilities equipment contracts.
  • Ability to travel will be required on an as-needed basis.
  • Benefits Summary: Rivian provides robust medical/Rx, dental and vision insurance packages for full-time employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and children up to age 26. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment, and Rivian covers most of the premiums.

    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].

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    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.

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