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Vice President of Supply Chain & Production

145 Newton St
Brighton, MA 02135


Help evolve XL’s supply chain strategy to ensure:

  • Fleet customer satisfaction; on time availability of supply to meet production and customer delivery commitments
  • Strong supply chain team with skills to support high growth in volume
  • Integrated supply chain plans are included in all New Product Introductions (NPIs) ensuring safe, reliable and timely start-up
  • Network of industry-leading suppliers including second and/or multiple sources of key components & parts
  • A service delivery network to support service; maintenance and warranty
  • Build a logistics network that optimizes service and price

Work with XL’s Supply Chain, Engineering and Quality teams on:

  • Expanding XL’s supply base by building relationships with new suppliers
  • Component and vendor RFQ/RFP’s to continually improve XL’s component costs; BOM reduction
  • Cross-functional vendor selection process including Know Your Supplier (KYS) and supplier audits
  • Supply contract negotiations to ensure favorable terms for XL
  • Supplier quality; performance score cards, and improve plans
  • Component procurement forecasts/plans to match up with production goals; align procurement activities to support on-time production and release.
  • Safety stock/target stock program for optimal investment and customer satisfaction
  • 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 (RMA)
  • Warranty claims with suppliers for MRB components; warranty component tracking
  • Inbound component testing and acceptance procedures
  • XL-owned vehicle transportation
  • Direct and Indirect contracting



Inventory management:

  • Establish inventory controls, thresholds, min/max quantities, depletion quantities and drive procurement to address inventory requirements in concert with Finance
  • ensure inventory accuracy and efficiency; establish standard reporting for efficiency and effectiveness
  • Oversee inventory policies, the potential implementation of electronic data exchange capabilities and processes for XL’s installation partner-managed consignment inventory, inventory counts & controls

Interface with XL’s finance department:

  • Participate and ensure effective Supply Chain 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
  • Oversee indirect expense purchasing and contracting


  • 10+ years of supply chain leadership and purchasing/procurement experience
  • Global supply chain development experience
  • Accountable team Leader with exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Expert at developing contracting terms and conditions
  • Proven track record negotiating terms and price
  • Positive and motivating leader; ability to work collaboratively across functions particularly with Engineering
  • Strong Financial acumen; highly analytical
  • Excellent teamwork skills while working under pressure
  • Demonstrated forecasting skills; demand forecasts models, financial profitability of product and inventory investment
  • Familiarity implementing and using ERP systems
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Business, Economics, Engineering or related field of study (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including MS Office (Excel), ability to manipulate and analyze data
  • Ability to travel as required (~10%)


Additional qualifications

  • Experience with automotive supply chains, especially sourcing and managing automotive components
  • Experience developing buying and battery technology
  • Production leadership experience
  • Advanced degree in Engineering, business, or other relevant discipline
  • Knowledge of Acumatica and, other ERP systems
Category: Corporate Functions

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