XPO Logistics

Operations Supervisor – Bakersfield – USA

Job Overview

What you’ll do on a typical day

  • Attend targeted training, including on the job, computer based, and classroom style, to learn the critical skills necessary for success as a Freight Operations Supervisor
  • Rotate through different assignments and shifts while increasing your knowledge and confidence as you build your skills while having a direct impact on the bottom line of your training location/service centre
  • Get a complete picture of the business while supervising staff (dockworkers and drivers) on the dock during inbound, city and/or outbound freight operations shifts occurring days, evenings, nights and weekends
  • Use world-class technology applications and reports to ensure goals are met by managing tonnage, financial metrics, KPIs, and other administrative functions
  • Develop your skills to coach and train a diverse group of employees to bring out their best
  • Act as a champion of our values, demonstrating them and holding your team to the same high standards
  • Focus on quality and safety standards and act as a role model and coach to others
  • Receive mentoring and leadership training from local leadership and executive leaders across the business

What you need to succeed at XPO

At a minimum, you’ll need
  • 2 years of related work or military service
  • Availability to relocate during the program and immediately after the 14-week development program
  • An affinity for using and learning new technology, and the ability to quickly learn new applications
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
It’d be great if you also have
  • A bachelor’s degree in business, transportation, distribution or logistics or military experience, preferably with an NCO rank
  • Leadership experience to include a combination of work, civic, military, or college experience
  • Availability to work a variety of shifts, including days, evenings, nights and weekends, including the ability to work overtime as the job requires
  • Positive attitude with the ability to motivate a team and communicate with others to achieve goals
  • High-energy; a self-motivated leader with the ability to multitask
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills to read, analyze and make decisions
This job requires the ability to
  • Lift objects of various shapes, sizes and weights up to 50 lbs. frequently
  • Reach (including above your head), bend, climb, push, pull, twist, squat and kneel
  • Walk and stand for extended periods of time on a loading dock that is an open-air environment that is not climate-controlled and may be slippery and noisy
  • Work outside in inclement weather
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle including training to obtain forklift certification

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XPO Logistics

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