XPO Logistics

Solutions Engineering Manager – Ann Arbour – USA

Job Overview

What you’ll do on a typical day

  • Lead and develop a team of professional solutions engineers, analysts, and project managers, continually increasing collective capabilities and skills
  • Handle projects to completion and ensure savings commitments are met
  • Develop and standardize a beneficial approach to LTL operations challenges, employing research, innovation, and prior experience
  • Perform research, data mining and simulations to identify and scope opportunities within the LTL network
  • Define LTL requirements and solutions approach while ensuring the gathering of accurate information and performing detailed solution design
  • Identify gaps in existing LTL network data availability; develop measurement plan, execute collection activities, and ensure data integrity
  • Identify, select, and deploy use of optimization/decision support tools to perform LTL operations studies, packaging and material flow analyses, routing optimization and transportation rate analyses
  • Build and integrate operations cost models to quantify total cost of ownership opportunities and subsequent savings
  • Instruct team in Lean methodologies; deliver verifiable productivity via Lean methodology

What you need to succeed at XPO

At a minimum, you’ll need
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or a related field, 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 modelling experience
It’d be great if you also have
  • 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 methodologies

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XPO Logistics

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