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Rivian Sr. Business Analyst in Plymouth, Michigan

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


The Senior Planning Analyst responsible for analyzing and managing optimum routing options for finished vehicles logistics is a key function supporting the logistics team at Rivian, responsible for delivering finished vehicles to customers across our market. The ideal candidate possesses network and demand planning experience in a global or regional role, previous operations finance experience is strongly preferred, understands the essentials of data crunching/ analysis, and adapt to ever changing needs of the team.

The ideal candidate can communicate complex issues and ideas to a variety of audiences, analyze crucial finance data, prepare reporting, business insight and confidently present to leadership across the organization. We are looking for an organized, detail-oriented with an analytical mindset and hands on experience across all modes of transportation. Having a positive attitude will benefit this position greatly as the role requires flexing into other roles as needed. The ideal candidate must be willing to roll-up sleeves and dive into the weeds.



Design and maintain Outbound vehicle logistics distribution network for EU bound vehicles using modes of truck, rail, and ocean

Identify network design efficiencies using advanced statistical techniques, conduct cost analysis for changes in distribution and propose changes to leadership

Establish and maintain route set-up in Transportation Management System

Own budget forecast and alignment with Finance for the lanes handled

Develop and own KPI measurement and business intelligence, and act as primary interface to other analytics teams across business

Lead discussion with strategy team, analyze network routing options and forecast cost for various global markets and plant locations

Leverage data to identify exception or waste trends and work across teams to develop and measure corrective actions

Develop and maintain freight budget, and communicate performance results with internal stakeholders

Perform monthly forecast/quarter-end financial analysis and quarter-end close duties

Align with purchasing on sourcing and network actions

Lead benchmarking activities

Create and maintain railcar equipment forecast

Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to create projections and plan for surge-volume events

Support dashboard creation and data analysis to evaluate KPI and ensure the operations is on track

Act as back up and support for other roles within the Outbound Logistics team

Provide a customer-oriented approach to support the internal customers



Bachelor's degree in supply chain, engineering, business, or related field, masters preferred

3 years of experience in logistics, analytics industry or related or 1 year experience required for master's degree

Strong analytical skill set - must have experience in applying the following:

Identify and understand trends and gaps

Creating Pareto Charts

Root cause analysis

Process mapping

Data mining

Proven track record of capturing and analyzing large amounts of data at a macr