Factory Continuous Improvement Partner
Posted on: April 8, 2021
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.-- We
operate development centers in Plymouth, Michigan; Southern
California (Irvine, Carson & LA); Silicon Valley (San Jose and Palo
Alto); Vancouver, British Columbia; and Surrey, England; as well as
a manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois. Role Summary Work
with leadership to build, and own Rivian's Integrated Operations
System (RIOS) across the organization. Be the "Expert" and drive
principles of Lean, Continuous Improvement, Leadership, and
Six-Sigma in a way that is unique to Rivian and biased towards
growth and innovation. This is not your traditional cost-cut role!
--- Build and lead a team of specialists that can be experts in
RIOS and are capable of leading, coaching, and doing across the
organization, with a bias towards action and effectiveness.
--- Create a Global platform, capability & support across the
organization from corporate to field and factory.
--- Partner with Program management teams to ensure complimentary
toolkits exist and are being used effectively across Rivian's
Operations portfolio of work.
--- Develop a trail-guide curriculum for employees to engage with
RIOS and become experts in their field. Partner with Learning and
Development on a certification program.
--- Help to create a "culture of metrics" through ROX through
campaigns across Operations and Corporate, auditing and improving
--- Leverage technology to enable Rivian to further work smarter,
allowing more focused effort on the "harder."
--- Create adoption and be the organizational resource for Rivian
to "Zoom Out" and problem solve in any arena.
--- Attract, train, develop and retain top level talent for
respective team. Qualifications
--- Seniority based on years of industry experience in a field
related to Automotive, Mobility, Strategy, New Ventures,
Engineering, Operations, or Customer Experience (Retail, Service).
Target 10+ for senior role.
--- Bachelor's degree required in Technical (Engineering, Math,
Science) or Business. Non-degreed candidates will be evaluated that
can demonstrate exceptional backgrounds and ability to do the
--- Experience leading indirect or direct teams through programs,
org structure, or ongoing operations. Preference to candidates who
have lead teams of PM's.
--- Certifications in Project Management Methodology, Lean, and
Six-Sigma (Green Belt Minimum) required.
--- Ability to break down a problem into first principles,
understand flow, and identify a more effective way.
--- Entrepreneurial, Growth and Innovation mindset. This is not a
--- Breadth of exposure and demonstrated understanding of multiple
company functions and how they connect. Ex: Engineering,
Manufacturing, Facilities. Retail and Service. Finance.
--- Demonstrated ability to solve ambiguous, cross-functional
problems and set execution plans.
--- Highly motivated, self-starter and constructive team-player.
Rivian is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits
Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Rivian is committed to
the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and
to providing employees with a work environment free of
discrimination and harassment.--All employment decisions at Rivian
are based on business needs, job requirements and individual
qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief,
family or parental status, or any other status protected by the
laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Rivian will
not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these
characteristics. Rivian encourages applicants of all ages.
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