Purchasing Manager, PCBA

Palo Alto, CA /
Operations – Procurement Direct /
Full Time
This is what you’ll do:
·       Lead strategic sourcing of contract manufacturer for PCBA
·       Develop sourcing strategies by analyzing the supply base, market conditions, and technology roadmaps
·       Lead contractual negotiations with suppliers on NDA’s, General Terms & Conditions and Production Supply Agreements
·       Identify potential suppliers, analyze capabilities and develop a sourcing strategy
·       Perform detailed analysis of quote submissions which include BOM costs, NRE and Value Added.
·       Manage Clear to Build (CTB) for contract manufacturing of PCBA modules
·       Work with components suppliers to ensure on-time delivery of development and pre-production parts
·       Manage supplier relationships and performance through key performance metrics
·       Review NRE/ED&D/Tooling costs with stakeholders to ensure best-in-class cost is attained
·       Work closely with Program Management to support prototype requirements, execute against build milestones and track sourcing progress
this is what you’ll need:
·       Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, or Engineering
·       5+ years of relevant experience
·       Effective negotiation experience specific to automotive, specific to PCBA
·       Good interpersonal and communications skills
·       High level of integrity
·       Analytical skills to ensure both internal and external requests are fulfilled
·       Attention to detail to ensure specifications being requested are received
·       Ability to work independently, multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
·       Experience with automotive, electronics or software/ hardware suppliers is a plus
This is where you’ll work:
Department:  Purchasing
Location:  Palo Alto, CA
Rivian description:
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. 
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.