VP Supply Chain

/VP Supply Chain
XL Fleet
Published
February 14, 2019
Location
Boston, Massachusetts
Category
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Description

XL Hybrids seeks an experienced VP Supply Chain with primary responsibilities that include implementation and evaluation of all supply chain logistics activities and procedures, including, but not limited to, production planning, material procurement, inventory control, rate setting, outsourcing, vendor selection, and distribution. Evaluates the organization's supply chain performance against projected costs and timelines. Responsible for coordinating supply chain activities across all units of the organization.

About XL Hybrids:

XL Hybrids is an exciting, high-growth hybrid vehicle technology company founded by MIT alumni. We have developed cutting-edge technology and commercialized electrification and connectivity products for the commercial vehicle sector (vans, trucks, and buses) to become the leader in the North American market. We are a small but rapidly growing team, with a state-of- the-art engineering facility based in Boston. We are looking for high-energy, creative, and ambitious people to join our development team.

We offer a competitive salary, meaningful stock ownership, 401K, health benefits, a fun work environment and the opportunity to enter a high-growth startup company. We are recruiting candidates who have demonstrated leadership and excellence throughout their careers and are excited by the prospect of tackling challenging technical problems

Responsibilities

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Works effectively across the organization to ensure successful execution of supply chain support on many integrated efforts
  • Develop and manage Materials Planning function for goods and materials needed for Company operations.
  • Create item specific forecasts over a rolling time horizon to be used for ordering and inventory management purposes.
  • Create integrated processes among Operations, Purchasing, Logistics, and outside suppliers to execute the planning/replenishment process.
  • Identify systems tools needed to implement planning/forecasting systems. Lead reengineering efforts as it relates to supply chain planning and execution systems.
  • Manage and supervise staff tasked with creating material requirement plans and/or forecasts.
  • Establish key performance metrics and benchmarks relating to supply chain planning/forecasting.
  • Measure actual performance against goals on regular basis and present results to senior management.
  • Performs life cycle cost studies.
  • Defines integrated logistics support requirements.
  • Prepares estimates, schedules, and support system inputs.
  • Serves as company contact and spokesperson with suppliers.
  • Coordinates development of solutions to complex logistics support problems with other product support functions, customers, and suppliers.
  • Coordinates transportation for the corporation with customer-driven manufacturing timelines.
  • Develops and implements logistics plans inclusive of supplier contracts, routing guidelines, problem resolution and cost containment.
  • Manages third party vendor relationships related to Logistics.
  • Manages international and domestic flow of materials.
  • Evaluates supply chain needs and selection of shipment modes.
  • Works with carriers and customs brokers to expedite shipments.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Superior analytical skills for the preparation of product demand forecasts, financial profitability of product and inventory management issues
  • Superior process improvement skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong business partnering and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to build and manage successful teams
  • Organized, flexible and easily adaptable to changing conditions
  • Ability to develop and successfully execute strategy
  • Ability to work well in high pressure situations in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to deliver solutions on time and on budget, while generating superior results
  • Ability to combine expertise in material flow management with outstanding knowledge of information and financial aspects of the business.
  • Ability to effectively operate in a fast-moving international business environment.
  • Possess knowledge of supply chain activities, including transformation of natural resources, raw materials, and components into a finished product that is delivered to the end customer.
  • Knowledge of how supply chains link value chains.

 

Competencies Required:

  • Makes confident, fact-based, decisions and acts on decisions with a sense of calculated risk-taking.
  • Approaches problems from different perspectives in order to suggest and implement solutions
  • Forecasts issues in advance in order to prevent potential impacts; both internally and externally
  • Creates and manages budgets effectively
  • Facilitates communication between team members to ensure efforts are aligned
  • Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development

Minimum Qualifications

Required:

  • Makes confident, fact-based, decisions and acts on decisions with a sense of calculated risk-taking.
  • Approaches problems from different perspectives in order to suggest and implement solutions
  • Forecasts issues in advance in order to prevent potential impacts; both internally and externally
  • Creates and manages budgets effectively
  • Facilitates communication between team members to ensure efforts are aligned
  • Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Engineering or related field of study (Master’s degree preferred)
  • 10+ Years of related experience and/or training
  • Supply Chain Management Professional Certification preferred

 

Additional Responsibilities based on experience / interests

XL Hybrids is a dynamic, growth business, so joining our team means that you will have a wide scope of work and responsibilities that may shift with rapidly growing areas of the business.

Please apply on our website (  XLFleet.com  )

 

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