Yard Operations Analyst



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 position will perform a support role to the Yard Operations Planning Manager and will be primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of system accuracy for the shift’s Yard Operations team.  The Yard Ops Analyst will be looked to as the on-site subject-matter expert on all items related to the YMS and TMS systems, scanner functionality, reports, dashboards, etc.  They will also collaborate with other shift admins as well as Outbound Logistics’ Software Support Analyst on OTA’s and other software-related items on Rivian vehicles. Your primary duties will include identifying trends and issues, developing and implementing logistics strategies, supporting shift group leader, and collaborating with other departments to ensure that logistics operations are aligned with business goals. We are looking for an independent self-starter who can excel through operational excellence, servant leadership, continuous improvement, and a detail-oriented work style.


  • Assure daily performance numbers are gathered and are an accurate depiction of the team’s work performance.
  • On call support to yard team to investigate and correct any delivery blockers
  • Support shift leader in monitoring KPI’s by coaching staff on compliance to operations SOP’s
  • Produce performance reports on an as – needed basis for operations leadership
  • Identify and correct any system blockers to delivery daily
  • Be the subject-matter expert on YMS and TMS functionality and be the primary POC when communicating with IT support on these 2 systems.
  • Represent shift leadership in meetings when manager or lead aren’t available
  • Assist with yard capacity analysis, and identify and execute alternative plans for capacity shortfalls
  • Review system discrepancies daily and correct to maintain accurate records.
  • Coordinate necessary repairs with service and factory teams to streamline delivery
  • Facilitate the processing of damaged units or other units requiring special attention by arranging transportation in OTM
  • Provide guidance and technical support to team members on an ongoing basis regarding changing work procedures, safety precautions, etc.
  • Work in other Outbound Logistics roles as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree and one year experience or equivalent experience in supply chain, computer science -related or business administration-related fields in lieu of degree
  • Ability to stand, walk and work outdoors in various weather conditions
  • Familiar with Word, Excel, Outlook, and Inventory Control systems
  • Hands-on experience working with SAP, Transportation Management System (TMS), and/or yard management systems preferred
  • Fundamental knowledge of EOL / PDI processes is preferred.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously (prioritization methodology)
  • Must be able to work nights/weekends
  • Minimum age of 21
  • No driving related suspensions or revocation of Driver License (within a 3-5 year period)
  • No drug or alcohol related driving incidents in the last 3 years
  • No more than 1 serious moving violation in the last 3 years
  • Must have a valid driver's license in the state of residence that you will be driving/operating a vehicle
  • Will be subject to continuous Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) monitoring

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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