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Manager, Operations Planning

Company: XPO Logistics
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Solutions driven success.
XPO is a top ten global provider of transportation services, with a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets. At XPO Logistics, we look for employees who like a challenge and can communicate effectively in all situations. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to drive positive results while ensuring a bright future for yourself and XPO. If you're looking for a growth opportunity, join us at XPO.
As the Manager, Solutions Engineering, you'll lead a team and have a key role in the implementation of assigned process improvement and engineering applications that obtain millions of dollars in savings across a division through a disciplined framework of operational effectiveness and efficiency. You'll also act as a change agent while administering key strategic process improvements throughout the North American Less-than-Truckload (LTL) facilities. This is an opportunity for you to roll up your sleeves and grow as a professional, ensuring a bright future for yourself and XPO.
Pay, benefits and more.We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan.
What you'll do on a typical day:

  • Lead and develop a team of professional operations planners and engineers, continually increasing collective capabilities and skills
  • Work directly with district operations leaders to implement engineered Staffing, Dock, Linehaul and Network plans and applications to improve performance
  • Partner with District Network Managers and Service Center Managers to develop plans and schedules for frontline employees; implement process improvements on an ongoing basis
  • Become an active change agent within the division
  • Track and monitor results from the plan for needed actions or adjustments across multiple sites in the division
  • Act as an accountability advocate within the operations organization in support of the proposed engineering process plans
  • Function as a subject matter expert and single point of contact between Engineering and Operations for all engineering and operations applications
  • Plan and assist with the execution of transformation events and projects targeted toward improving dock, P&D and linehaul performance
  • Collaborate with Engineering and the PMO team to design, develop and pilot tools aimed at reducing cost/CWT, damage frequency and empty miles; improve on-time service, load average and overall safetyWhat you need to succeed at XPO:At a minimum, you'll need:
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent related work or military experience
    • 5 years of experience in one or more key functional areas: supply chain management, logistics, decision support systems/technology, transportation management and distribution or procurement functional responsibilities
    • Excellent computer skills, including analysis, and spreadsheet and database proficiency (Access and Excel, etc.)
    • Transportation and network modeling experienceIt'd be great if you also have:
      • Bachelor's degree or master's degree in Logistics, Supply Chain or Industrial Engineering
      • Lean manufacturing experience
      • Ability to deal with complex, urgent situations
      • Aptitude for understanding and solving problems in logistics finance management processes
      • Knowledge of state-of-the-art technology and supply chain standard methodologiesBe part of something big.
        We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.
        All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test.
        The above statements are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties and skills for this job classification.
        Review XPO's candidate privacy statement here.

Keywords: XPO Logistics, Ann Arbor , Manager, Operations Planning, Executive , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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