Planning Specialist at XL Fleet

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This position resides in Brighton, Massachusetts, and is part of XL’s Operations Team. 

The primary objective is to oversee and plan for various sources of demand to support effective planning and fulfillment of new and existing products.  The Planning Specialist will be responsible for understanding and prioritizing backlog, incoming sales orders, and forecast to align XL resources.  He/she will work closely with cross-functional partners in Operations, Sales, Marketing, Engineering and Finance to ensure that short-term and long-term demand is clear.  He/she will work very closely with Sales and Production prioritize build plans, set and communicate customers delivery commitments, and create regular reports and updates for key stakeholders.  The ideal candidate will have excellent customer management skills, strong understanding of ERP/MRP, S&OP processes, and experience in a fast-growing NPI to Manufacturing environment.  Experience in automotive and/or other regulated industry experience is an advantage 



  • Manage and clarify customer demand (forecasts and sales orders) from internal/external sources to allow for timely and effective planning of XL material and production requirements       
  • Act as the primary Operations contact for Engineering and the Sales Teams
  • Lead regular conference calls with stakeholders regarding demand and supply status
  • Lead monthly S&OP demand discussions with cross-functional team members to discuss plan changes, performance to key metrics, variance analyses, and impacts to the business       
  • Analyze and troubleshoot demand accuracy, trends, and plan adjustments   
  • Oversee new and existing sales orders within the system to ensure 100% commit date accuracy      
  • Work with Finance on demand driven inventory and revenue projections
  • Consolidate and present sales forecasts to key stakeholders
  • Support product life-cycle planning and last-time-buy analyses
  • Manage and report on finished goods inventory movements
  • Manage MRP parameters for purchased, manufactured and finished goods items
  • Provide input to new part creation process   


Requirements (Skills, Abilities, Knowledge, & Expertise):

  • Bachelor’s degree with 7 years in Planning
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including team leadership and facilitation
  • Understanding of Sales and Manufacturing principles and best practices
  • Ability to perform detailed financial cost analyses and forecasting
  • Experience and success working with Engineering and Sales Teams as a liaison to Operations   
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Expertise in ERP, MRP, CRM, and MS Office
  • Team player with high levels of professionalism, integrity, and enthusiasm 
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145 Newton Street, Boston, MA 02135

What are XL Fleet Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
XL employees can contribute up to $5000 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $10000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 100% of expenses up to the calendar year maximum benefit.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $150 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
XL's health insurance policy covers 80% of the plan's premium.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 2 times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
XL provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by ADP. We match 100% of contributions up to 3% of an employee's annual gross pay and and additional 50% on the next 2% of eligible earnings.
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 8 weeks of parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
XL provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Employees are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
XL hosts company outings Quarterly.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Friday.
We offer employees free on-site parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
XL hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
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