Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Sr. Manager, Product Development Finance



Accounting & Finance, Product
Irvine, CA, USA · United States
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

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

An opportunity to help shape future product development at Rivian, this role will combine your technical skills and serve a critical and high-impact role with senior executive business partners. The right person for this role will combine excellent quantitative and qualitative skills with expertise to drive key sourcing and product decisions to deliver profitability.


  • Business-partner with head of procurement and multiple high-level engineering leaders acting as the owner of the vehicle profitability roadmap and sponsor of executive level decision-making forums on material cost.
  • Own and maintain CoGS glidepath for all stakeholders
  • Support strategic decision making for all development phases of components and projects, helping leaders make critical sourcing, design, manufacturing capacity, and technical specification & performance decisions.
  • Collaborate very closely with every functional area that provides input into the CoGS: design, engineering, procurement, logistics, demand planning, manufacturing, and product management, among others. Partnering and communicating with each of these areas effectively is important, as is iterating through scenarios and artfully challenging their assumptions without affronting their functional expertise.
  • Produce and maintain standard dashboards reporting on variance and gap-to-target, as well as commentary on risks & opportunities
  • Regularly transcribe/transfer glidepath into company-wide forecasting tool in order to provide latest plan-of-record into future consolidated profitability and cash flow.


  • At least two of the following:
    • Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting
    • 6+ years of corporate finance, banking, private equity, venture capital, or management consulting experience
    • MBA from a top full-time MBA program
    • CFA, FRM, and/or CPA or foreign accountancy equivalent
  • Ability to make sense of ambiguous situations and drive towards clarity and unity
  • Strong interpersonal and team-building skills; ability to work with a diverse team and influence/drive change across functional and business boundaries
  • Intellectual curiosity to drive the detailed understanding of business performance, decision making, and communication
  • Effective communication and strategic thinking skills
  • Strong financial modeling (e.g., Excel power user), spreadsheet, and presentation skills
  • Strong project management, planning, and organization skills
  • Continuous improvement attitude; ability to suggest and implement best practices
  • SAP/ MS Access / SQL skills are a huge plus
  • Extremely detail orientated

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range for Irvine, CA based applicants: $176,000 - $220,000 annually (Actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location and other factors permitted by law).

Benefits Summary: Rivian provides robust medical/Rx, dental and vision insurance packages for full-time employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and children up to age 26. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment, and Rivian covers most of the premiums.

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 candidateaccommodations@rivian.com.

Candidate Data Privacy

Rivian may collect, use and disclose your personal information or personal data (within the meaning of the applicable data protection laws) when you apply for employment and/or participate in our recruitment processes (“Candidate Personal Data”). This data includes contact, demographic, communications, educational, professional, employment, social media/website, network/device, recruiting system usage/interaction, security and preference information. Rivian may use your Candidate Personal Data for the purposes of (i) tracking interactions with our recruiting system; (ii) carrying out, analyzing and improving our application and recruitment process, including assessing you and your application and conducting employment, background and reference checks; (iii) establishing an employment relationship or entering into an employment contract with you; (iv) complying with our legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations; (v) recordkeeping; (vi) ensuring network and information security and preventing fraud; and (vii) as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law.

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