Sr. Project Manager, Vehicle Logistics

Rivian

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

The Logistics Project Manager for Vehicle Logistics is a key function within the Program Management, Systems Team within the Logistics group at Rivian.  Responsibilities will include requirement identification, development, maintenance and enhancements for all Vehicle Logistics Systems in use and planned for future use at Rivian.  In addition to being a recognized subject matter expert on vehicle logistics requirements and how they interact with other internal systems and external systems (e.g., carriers), this role will be responsible for scoping out enhancements by working with stakeholders to determine new requirements and facilitating the communication and coordination of the changes with technical system developers. 

The ideal candidate can understand and communicate complex requirements to a variety of audiences (including senior leadership), manage competing project priorities through effective communication and documentation, and work effectively with technical resources. A collaborative working style will benefit this position greatly, as well as a drive to continuously improve systems and processes to be more efficient and effective for their stakeholders.

Responsibilities

  • Define system functionality requirements for all vehicle logistics implementations as subject matter expert
  • Collaborate with vehicle logistics team members to deliver concise logistics processes that push boundaries of automation and efficiency for team members
  • Support vehicle logistics leadership in identification and selection of vehicle logistics solutions. Lead requirements gathering, and RFQ in conjunction with logistics purchasing
  • Manage project plan, vehicle logistics systems development, coordinate requirements and testing with internal and external parties (brokers, carriers etc.)
  • Direct end-to-end systems (SIT, UAT, Go-Live) testing and develop detailed test plans covering all scenarios to ensure implementations are correct the first time through
  • Document and maintain system business requirements, decision points, issues and corrective actions when failures occur
  • Identify and lead requirements gathering for all system enhancements (configuration and integration)
  • Generate and promote new automation opportunities and other continuous improvement initiatives
  • Clearly identify, prioritize and support analytics; audit, metrics and KPI’s with logistics analytics lead

 

Project portfolio details

  • Lead business requirement gathering, roadmap, design, development, SIT and UAT for all Vehicle Logistics initiatives
  • TMS super user and Vehicle Logistics subject matter expert
  • Partner with Logistics Operations, Global Trade Compliance and Digital Commerce to recommend and implement enhancements to ensure compliance and simplify processes for users.
  • Lead project implementations, weekly meetings and effectively communicate status, dependencies and risks as vehicle logistics are strategically important to the success of the vehicle journey and customer experience
  • Provide clarity and guidance to business users in complex scenarios

Qualifications

  • 3+ years relevant experience in a logistics environment
  • BA / BS degree required – preferably in Business, International Trade or Information Technology/Business Information Systems.
  • Prior experience implementing a transportation management system required
  • Finished vehicle automotive experience strongly preferred
  • Working knowledge of fundamental logistics processes from rates to delivery
  • Experience with JIRA, Confluence and/or other project management and documentation tools
  • Understanding of carrier communication standards and best practices preferred
  • Experience using Oracle Transportation Management System preferred

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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