Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Lead Demand Planner



United States
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 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

This role will be responsible for leading the generation of the unconstrained demand plan in collaboration with internal Rivian stakeholders and considerate of external events/market conditions. These findings will drive Rivian’s commercial activities and guide the development of demand strategy and Demand Planning technology.


  • Lead the development of consensus demand reviews as part of the S&OP process through partnership with marketing, finance, sales, and product teams
  • Lead weekly business reviews and drive alignment across the commercial organization with supporting action to achieve a consensus plan
  • Lead the team in developing a multi-variable econometric model used to create a medium-long range demand forecast and procure/identify necessary input data; use said model to create a demand forecast (volume, mix, option, location) and present important findings to leadership
  • Leverage strong industry knowledge of top selling competitive models, competitor pricing and feature set, and industry trends to provide written and verbal guidance and recommendations on their impacts to unconstrained demand plan
  • Lead the design and development of dashboards, KPIs, and standard reports to understand performance to plan
  • Critically analyze the success of our forecasting predictions through measures of accuracy and effectivity, looking for and implementing ways to improve
  • Identify critical technology capabilities and gaps to support work processes
  • Develop technology roadmap and partner with IT to implement roadmap
  • Directly interface with planning partners in delivery ops, product strategy, commercial, sales, and marketing, as well as senior leadership for presentations


  • Understanding of leading demand planning process and leading practice, particularly for automotive OEM
  • Ability to drive forward actions and adhere to milestones/timelines
  • Deep understanding and ability to apply concepts of elasticity, probability, correlation, statistical significance, and modeling and forecasting skills
  • Ability to create a demand forecast considerate of multiple variables and indicators (including market indices, financial metrics like APR and inflation, and competitive landscape)
  • Ability to work directly with partner teams to gather inputs and present findings autonomously
  • Ability to translate nuanced research/modeling findings into clean and clear presentation material, and comfort verbally presenting
  • Advanced Excel, Tableau, and statistical modeling/simulation software experience preferred, python knowledge is a plus
  • 6-8 years of business/demand planning or relevant experience
  • BA or BS degree in Business, Econ, Data Science, Supply Chain, Computer Science, or related from an accredited university

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to listen and speak clearly on telephone.

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.

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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