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Procurement Specialist

Website XL Fleet

The fleet electrification leader.

Job Description

Who we are

XL Fleet (NYSE: XL) is a high-growth commercial vehicle technology company. We are developing cutting-edge technologies to convert conventional vehicles into hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and zero CO2 drive systems to reduce fuel consumption and generate a compelling return on investment for fleet customers.

We are also building a company culture for people passionate about sustainability, innovation, and green transportation. Thanks to our employees we were named as one of Built in Boston’s Best Places to Work in 2020.

If you’d like to play an active role in building a green future of transportation we’d love to hear from you.

Job Purpose

As XL Fleet enters the next phase of growth as the leader in fleet electrification, we seek to add an experienced Procurement Specialist to support new and existing products. The Procurement Specialist will be responsible for identification, evaluation, and selection of key suppliers. He/She will work closely with cross-functional partners in Operations, Quality, Engineering, Finance, and Service to ensure that XL’s total needs are clearly defined. The ideal candidate will have strong purchasing and MRP experience, including execution of strategic sourcing processes and a solid track record of supplier selection, negotiations, and cost reductions. Familiarity with a variety of materials related to electrical and mechanical commodities and manufacturing processes is required. Experience in automotive and/or other regulated industry experience is an advantage. The Procurement Specialist reports to the VP of Supply Chain & Production and supports multiple sites across the US.


  • Create and monitor Purchase Orders and supply arrangements for direct and indirect supply items
  • Work closely with Master Planning to analyze supply and demand to create orders and forecasts
  • Cultivate and manage supply relationships at all stages of engagement and life cycle
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies to align with company needs and direction, including supply base rationalization and spend management
  • Lead sourcing projects to support product development and supply base enhancements
  • Understand and adjust supply strategies based on cost, quality, delivery, and capacity requirements
  • Lead RFX implementation, including coordination of requirements, development of quotation packages, and pre-qualification of prospective sources
  • Manage research and analysis of sources, maintaining a thorough understanding of innovations, new products, price trends, and market conditions impacting XL suppliers, products, and services
  • Lead and facilitate strategic discussions and escalations related to performance and relationships
  • Monitor performance and opportunities for improvement in quality, on-time delivery, & PPV
  • Work with internal partners and suppliers to troubleshoot receipt, invoice, and payment issues
  • Implement risk assessments and mitigation plans


  • Bachelor’s degree with 7 years in Procurement (MRP) or Supply Chain
  • Expertise in sourcing and supplier management principles and best practices
  • Understanding of manufacturing and quality principles and best practices
  • Excellent negotiation skills and experience leading supplier cost negotiations
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to perform detailed financial cost analyses and forecasting
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills, including presenting & facilitating team meetings
  • Team player with high levels of professionalism, integrity, and enthusiasm
  • Willingness to travel domestically and/or internationally approximately 10% of time


  • Competitive remuneration
  • Health, dental and vision plans
  • Life Insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Innovative purpose-driven colleagues to learn from and enjoy.

Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, XL Fleet was founded in 2009. Our engineering facilities are located in Boston, Southern California, Detroit, and our production site in Quincy, IL.

In 2020 we started a new chapter of our history as a public company, and you can join us to build the future of XL Fleet together.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are vital parts of our strategy. Our vision is to build an organization that attracts and leverages diversity in our teams and strives for inclusion and belonging across our workplace and our partners and clients.

We respect and value all applicants for their unique perspectives and experiences.

So please, do not hesitate to apply – we’d love to hear from you.

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