Rivian Automotive is hiring a

Market Intelligence Business Development Manager - Battery Cell & Pack

Palo Alto, United States

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. 

Join a world class team developing battery value chain market intelligence and business for Rivian! This role is critical for Rivian to bridge all current gaps between cell and pack, between battery and system, between economics feasibility and manufacturing feasibility, and between battery design and different market applications’ specific demand needs. Lead Rivian’s strategy development, market research, and business development in EV, EV charging, EV propulsion (cell + pack + platform), or any EV-related new solution, such as intelligent mobility and battery swapping markets. Generate the future EV and battery demand picture for not only driving Rivian’s investment decision in various EV-related value chains but supporting each region’s EV policy establishment. In particular, a detailed study on the future EV and battery market’s competitive landscape and technology by OEM, drivetrain, by battery roadmap will enlighten Rivian’s future EV and battery engineering development and several winning strategies, such as platform evolution, battery vendor selection, R&D joint force, JV, M&A, new business organization development to meet Rivian’s aggressive market share expansion goals in each addressable EV related market, in each geographic region.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Collect market intelligence, research, and model battery pack and system’s architecture including hardware and software (BMS, EMS). Analyze current trends in the industry focusing on electrochemistry, cell form factors, and pack e-platform's roadmap from technical feasibility and economic perspectives. Analyze architecture design to meet the current and future generation of the voice of the customer.
  • Build the battery cell supply/demand database for each manufacturer. 
  • Work to better understand the investment decision on R&D, manufacturing, and partnership toward Rivian’s core battery cell/pack markets.
  • Research economic intelligence (CAPEX, OPEX) for different battery cell and pack manufacturing infrastructures – equipment vs. facility. 
  • Generate Energy Storage's go-to-market strategy and technology readiness for penetrating each application’s market and designing/repurposing batteries, this role will research market applications, players along the value chain, economics, and technologies.  
  • Create and maintain a critical database on battery cells, battery packs, and system integration players. In this database, Due Diligence on each producer’s technology roadmap, IP situation, company’s control structure, market share position, upstream supply chain integration, downstream customers portfolio, financial strength, and fixed assets (PP&E).
  • Track the market share and supply chain relationship on a real-time basis, this role will collect the actual shipment data using the import/export Customs statistics, then quantify the relationship on “battery cell - end use applications” supply chains. 
  • Design, query, analyze and visualize all collected market data into BI databases and dashboards. 
  • Analyze different battery test data in the market database and dashboards. 
  • Develop business relations and collect market intelligence with battery cell, battery pack, and system integration OEMs and traders to support our cell engineering functional needs.
  • Address any supply/demand balance issues and propose to debottleneck solutions along the “battery cell – pack – system” value chain. 
  • Develop supply strategy and roadmap along the “battery cell – pack – system” value chain.
  • Identify the business opportunity along the “battery cell – pack – system” value chain based on a “synergy” between market intelligence and technology know-how, the team with our engineering’s each functional lead to create business cases and execute our budgeted plans to achieve those business case’s goals. 
  • Build financial models to address economics for created business cases.
  • Drive a cross-functional team to execute a business case for winning Rivian’s market position in the “battery cell – pack – system” value chain.
  • Analyze, and collect market intelligence on battery’s “adjacent market/technology/supply chain."
  • Analyze, and collect market intelligence on any market that could form a supply/demand bottleneck issue like in battery or battery material’s scenario.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree is required and Master’s degree preferred
  • Must have experience working on the battery cell or pack
  • 5+ years of experience in data analytics and market analysis
  • 2+years of experience in business development
  • 2+years of experience in the battery consulting industry 
  • Battery design or manufacturing experience is a plus
  • Detail-oriented: ability to become a subject matter expert to make informed decisions
  • Demonstrates execution, problem-solving, and follow-through.
  • Ability to work under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines of multiple simultaneous projects and challenges.
  • Capable of working as a member of a team across several cross-functional disciplines

 

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 [email protected].

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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