Program Management Lead - Cost Optimization



Job Description

About 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

Rivian is looking for a talented and detail oriented program manager to help lead and drive the company wide Cost Transformation program.  This is a unique opportunity to work closely with senior leaders and have a direct impact on Rivian's financial performance.




  • Lead the Program Management Office (PMO) for Rivian’s company wide Cost Transformation program and drive the program’s ongoing impact on Rivian’s financial performance.  Shape, drive and closely track program progress vs approved targets across multiple work streams and deliver clear, consistent and comprehensive performance reporting to Rivian’s senior leadership incl. multiple C-level executives and ensure program targets are closely synchronized with Rivian’s long range financial plan
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, partners and leaders at all levels across each of Rivian’s functions in understanding their cost management capabilities, priorities and related trade-offs. Partner with and support business leads in shaping detailed cost initiative programs and in driving successful execution of these programs. Drive a cost conscious mindset and culture across all of Rivian, actively highlighting and driving awareness of progress and successes and motivating employees across all functions and levels.
  • Lead, develop and grow a dedicated team of finance managers and analysts to effectively partner with leaders and managers across all of Rivian’s in shaping and driving an effective cost transformation agenda. Coach and mentor the team, continuously developing their capabilities, skill set and impact
  • Be part of and actively contribute to the Business Finance senior leadership team. Contribute ideas, energy and know-how towards the continuing development and growth of a vibrant and highly capable Business Finance organization. Collaborate with other leaders across other Finance functions incl. Accounting & Tax, Treasury, Investor Relations in shaping and driving achievement of the priorities and objectives of the broader CFO organization.



  • 8+ years of experience in finance related program management / business partnering roles, with a track record of impact at scale, x-function dexterity, self-starter initiative and the ability to effectively navigate and succeed in complex, multi-function environments. Automotive industry / scaled manufacturing experience a plus.
  • Excellent program management skills including objective setting, workstream design, driving execution, stakeholder management, resource allocation, tracking, reporting and presentation capabilities. Strong focus on results including the strategic judgement skills to identify and make trade-offs to maximize the company wide impact of the program
  • Strong interpersonal leadership skills including communications, influencing, prioritization and stakeholder management up to and including C-suite level
  • Proven ability to build, lead and develop high-performing teams and maximize their impact in fast-paced, rapidly evolving environments
  • Knowledge of Finance and accounting processes including how and when specific savings initiatives will impact Rivian’s financial reporting and statements  
  • Primary degree in Finance, Business, Engineering or related quantitative discipline. Master’s degree in Business Administration and / or Consulting experience a plus.

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range for California Based Applicants: $180,000 - $250,000 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location, and other factors permitted by law).

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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