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District Operations Planner

Company: XPO Logistics
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: January 16, 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 a District Operations Planner, you'll have a key role in the implementation of assigned process improvement and engineering applications that obtain millions of dollars in savings across a district 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:

  • Work directly with district operations leaders to implement engineered Staffing, Dock, Linehaul and Network plans and applications to improve performance
  • Partner with Learning and Development (L&D), District Network Managers and Service Center Managers to develop training materials, plans and schedules for frontline employees; implement process improvements on an ongoing basis
  • Become an active trainer and change agent within the district
  • Track and monitor results from the plan for needed actions or adjustments across multiple sites in the district
  • 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
    • 1 year of LTL operations or related experience
    • Experience with Microsoft Office
    • Availability to work a variety of shifts, including days, evenings, nights and weekends
    • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time, including driving and/or flyingIt'd be great if you also have:
      • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain or a related analytical field
      • 3 years of LTL operations or related experience
      • Strong project management and analytical skills with a track record of proactively identifying potential issues and formulating solutions and contingency plans
      • Experience leading continuous improvement, Greenfield and/or transformation projects
      • Self-motivated work style; able to set priorities and work independently
      • Results-driven focus with the ability to analyze, prioritize and act in accordance with ethics and values to achieve desired results
      • Ability to take innovative ideas and translate them to help teams and frontline employees work smarter; able to support the development of self and others to achieve full potential
      • Experience understanding/determining the financial impacts of decisions and effectively communicating value propositions This job requires the ability to:
        • Walk and stand for several hours at a time on a loading dock that is not climate-controlled and may be slipperyBe 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 , District Operations Planner, Professions , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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