Senior NPI Change Manager



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

NPI Change Management is a cross functional role that ties together product development and operations organizations to effectively coordinate Engineering change requests in the manufacturing environment. In this individual contributor role within Production Control, you will collaborate with the design engineering, supply chain, operations, and manufacturing engineering team to ensure change is managed in a controlled environment during first build prototype vehicles and then continuing through to series production ensuring that all Operations functions are ready to execute change. The opening is located at our Normal, IL facility and reports directly to the Manager of NPI Change Management.


  • Interact, integrate, and drive results across cross-functional teams whilst acting as the voice of the manufacturing plant always ensuring that change is managed as such that manufacturing can consume it.
  • Participate in Engineering Change Request Meetings and Part Concession Reviews to understand the scope of change and determine the impact to production control based on the assessment of the change.  
  • Lead various cross-functional Program and Manufacturing Build Change Management Readiness forums to obtain all the data required to execute the change. Provide clear updates on status and recovery plans as necessary at both working and executive level
  • Lead the change readiness workstream, working closely with the Change Analyst team to ensure that all downstream parties are aware and prepared for the change.
  • Author change status, summary, and issue resolution tracking reports
  • Throughout the NPI process you will look for opportunities to improve the approach to change management and resulting execution accuracy


  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, Supply Chain or Program Management or equivalent experience required
  • 5+ Years Experience in an Automotive NPI environment
  • Experience with Engineering Design Changes, Manufacturing process and Supply Chain in a relevant field  
  • Experience with Materials Requirement Planning “MRP” software such as SAP
  • Intermediate or above knowledge in Excel, Word, Power point, and Outlook programs
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and responsibilities
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong team orientation and cross functional attitude
  • Knowledge of systems interface between Enterprise Resource Planning “ERP” and Manufacturing Execution Systems “MES” preferred
  • Ability to create and present summary reports
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to communicate in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

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

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Rivian may share your Candidate Personal Data with (i) internal personnel who have a need to know such information in order to perform their duties, including individuals on our People Team, Finance, Legal, and the team(s) with the position(s) for which you are applying; (ii) Rivian affiliates; and (iii) Rivian’s service providers, including providers of background checks, staffing services, and cloud services. 


Rivian may transfer or store internationally your Candidate Personal Data, including to or in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union and in the cloud, and this data may be subject to the laws and accessible to the courts, law enforcement and national security authorities of such jurisdictions.  


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