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Senior Manager of Transportation Solutions

Date: May 22, 2019

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60502

Company: XPO Logistics

Relocation assistance may be available for this position.


Logistics done differently.

Are you searching for an opportunity to take your career to the next level with a fast-growing global company? Join XPO Logistics, a company named among the most admired in the world by Fortune and one of America’s best employers by Forbes. As the Senior Manager of Transportation Solutions, you will provide a consultative approach for the creation of transportation solutions for potential external customers and internal operations, including transport network design, technology-enabled processes and network optimization. This is a key role in customer solution development for our Managed Transportation business. Become a part of our dynamic team and we'll help you develop to a level that will exceed your expectations.


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 the process of delivering successful proposals to future clients and internal operations at the start of the project implementation phase; develop an awareness of the issues that are pertinent to operational implementation
  • Create and implement technical design for managed transportation solutions, including data gathering and analysis, process design, layout design, solution cost and sensitivity analysis
  • Develop optimal transportation solutions, resource levels and costs through optimization modeling and process design
  • Cultivate a strong understanding of financial models, contract budget models and contract budget development
  • Maintain strong relationships with internal partners, including Sales, Operations, IT and Pricing
  • Partner with other strategic departments and business units to formulate and test validity of solutions
  • Lead the creation of solution documents and comprehensive presentations, and present them to the customer
  • Identify, present and discuss with senior leadership the feasibility of new business opportunities with specific potential clients

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering, or related field
  • 8 years of experience in logistics and supply chain, consulting or manufacturing, warehousing, transportation, supply chain design or industrial engineering

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Master’s degree in Business, Transportation, Logistics or Supply Chain Management
  • Availability to travel as needed
  • 3 years of logistics and transportation experience with third-party logistics
  • Experience designing managed transportation solutions
  • Project management experience
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Be part of something big. #LI-RL1


XPO provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world's most successful companies, including Disney, Pepsi, L'Oréal, Toyota and many others. We’re the fastest-growing transportation company on the Fortune 500 list and we’re just getting started.


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.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago