Manager, Data & Systems (Production Control)


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. 


Responsible for the development and maintenance of all systems used by the Production Control teams for all material handling transactions and configuration to include supplier goods receipts, material put away, picking and delivery processes, exception handling and the configuration to support the material flow plans. Also, responsible for leading the development of tools and views for Production Control data analytics to enable operational stability and success. The role will report to the Director of Production Control.


  • Responsible for ensuring that system functionality exists to support physical material handling processes that enable adequate material flow and inventory accuracy
  • Build business process requirements and communicate them to the appropriate IT development teams for any new process implementation
  • Lead workshops that include our operations teams and any cross-functional stakeholders to determine system gaps and/or continuous improvement opportunities
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the department in conjunction with any new system functionality to ensure process stability and consistency; build out training content to support the rollout of these procedures to the appropriate audiences
  • Monitor systems performance and urgently respond to any deviations from normal operation or risks of system errors or downtime
  • Manage the day-to-day operations for a team of Material Integration Specialists and Data Analytics specialists, ensure work efficiency and appropriate utilization of these specialized resources4


  • 3-5+ years of experience in Automotive, Tier 1, OEM, or technical field with emphasis on the business systems required for Material Flow operations
  • BS/BA in Logistics, Operations, Supply Chain, IT, or related field
  • SAP Experience highly preferred, to include experience leading an SAP or making significant enhancements to the software in a manufacturing environment
  • Emphasis on warehouse management systems specifically, SAP EWM or similar
  • Master’s Degree in a related field preferred, could include Industrial Engineering, Systems, Supply Chain, Software Engineering
  • Strong collaborator, with willingness to drive change and a track record of success working with cross-functional team
  • Clear understanding of warehouse management systems (EWM) and the interaction with ERP systems (SAP)
  • Strong analytical and structured problem-solving capabilities
  • Broad experience defining, launching, and driving strategic process redesign initiatives to improve internal and external processes and operations, working closely with cross-functional teams and stakeholders in a technology environment.
  • Process design experience, with proven ability to understand, document, and transform complex processes
  • Experience working with data analytics, understanding and developing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and the defining and building the tools needed to manage by KPI

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. 
  • In the performance of the duties of this job the employee is required to communicate using telephone and e-mail.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high-pressure environment
  • Ability to withstand exposure to solvents, fumes, heat, and odors normally associated with paint application.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate


Department: Production Control

Location: Onsite Normal, Illinois

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.

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