ORS Partners

  • VP Supply Chain

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    # of Openings
    Supply Chain
  • Overview

    XL Fleet is the leading developer and provider of simple, smart, sustainable fleet electrification solutions for the commercial vehicle market.  Our customers include transportation, municipal, and utility fleets.


    We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated leadership and excellence throughout their careers but are also excited about the prospect of creating positive change for our environment through the transformation of the fleet vehicle industry.  In return, we offer a fun work environment and the opportunity to enter a high‐growth startup company!


    Are you a supply chain professional looking to join a growing company at the intersection of automotive, sustainability and technology that deploys connected, electrified vehicle solutions? If so, XL is offering a role that will empower a leader to help implement our supply chain strategy while performing day-to-day hands-on work with a great team. This role requires a candidate with leadership experience across a range of supply chain functions, as well as a passion and aptitude for digging into the details.


    Iterate on and help evolve XL’s supply chain strategy to ensure:

    • Fleet customer satisfaction
    • Safe, reliable and timely product deployment
    • Robust XL financial health
    • Best-in-class service levels
    • A network of industry-leading suppliers
    • A targeted list of logistics partners

    Work with XL’s Supply Chain Manager on:

    • Expanding XL’s supply base by building relationships with new suppliers
    • Conducting component and vendor RFQ/RFP’s to continually improve XL’s component costs
    • Cross-functional vendor selection process
    • Supply contract negotiations to ensure favorable terms for XL
    • Developing and implementing supplier/vendor performance score cards, and working with vendors to improve scores
    • Developing component procurement forecasts/plans to match up with production goals; align procurement activities to support on-time production and release.
    • Refining safety stock/target stock program to be most efficient
    • Managing freight and parcel providers
    • Continually assessing/identifying preferred shipping partners, negotiating shipping terms and pricing, and identifying/onboarding any customs brokers

    Enhance XL’s processes and controls for:

    • Reverse logistics for warranty/service components
    • Warranty claims with suppliers for MRB components; warranty component tracking
    • Inbound component testing and acceptance procedures
    • XL-owned vehicle transportation

    Inventory management, including:

    • Establish inventory controls, thresholds, min/max quantities, depletion quantities and drive procurement to address inventory requirements
    • Focusing on accuracy and efficiency
    • Working with XL’s Inventory Manager on inventory policies, the potential implementation of electronic data exchange capabilities and processes for XL’s installation partner-managed inventory, inventory counts

    Interface with XL’s finance department on:

    • ERP implementation and roll out
    • All financial aspects of day-to-day management of XL’s supply chain
    • Cost-of-goods analysis
    • Benchmarking and measuring performance against goals on regular basis to present results to senior management


    • 12+ years of supply chain management experience
    • Motivated, eager to face new challenges provided by an emerging technology product company
    • Excellent with numbers, mathematics, computer skills, including MS Office (especially Excel)
    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Engineering or related field of study (Master’s degree preferred)
    • Excellent teamwork skills while working under pressure
    • Superior analytical skills for the preparation of product demand forecasts, financial profitability of product and inventory management issues
    • Deep experience implementing and using ERP systems
    • Proven ability to build and manage successful teams
    • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
    • Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development


    • Experience with automotive supply chains, especially sourcing and managing automotive componentry
    • Master’s degree
    • Salesforce experience
    • Any coding/software background


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