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Senior Manager of Safety

Date: Jan 13, 2021

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28269

Company: XPO Logistics

Logistics done differently.

At XPO Logistics, the safety of our employees is our top priority. As the Senior Manager of Safety, you will lead, plan, organize and develop a staff of District Safety Managers, as well as oversee district sites to reach their goals for incident prevention and environmental, health and safety compliance. You’ll also partner closely with operations to continuously improve safety processes and offer ongoing training on behavioral safety programs. We’ve been named among America’s best employers by Forbes, and Fortune recently listed us as one of the world’s most admired companies. If you’re looking for an exciting opportunity with a company that’s clearly going places, join us at 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:

  • Direct the activities of the District Safety Managers; work closely with operations management to meet key quantifiable objectives
  • Recognize top safety performers to boost employee engagement across the company
  • Search for opportunities to improve safety performance and provide clear and frequent direction to site, district and regional leadership
  • Develop and direct regional teams across functional areas to support our road to a zero-incident culture; work with Fleet Maintenance to monitor compliance safety accountability scores and address concerns
  • Partner with regional Instructors and driver trainers to ensure education on, and compliance of, environmental, FMCSA and OSHA regulations
  • Ensure all accidents, injuries and regulatory violations are investigated, contributing factors identified and corrective plans implemented to prevent recurrence
  • Administer and evaluate safety audit procedures, provide improvement plans and program suggestions, and implement changes to ensure company and regulatory compliance
  • Establish goals and objectives for safety professionals, and implement company safety policies and procedures; guide team to utilize methodology to evaluate and develop sustainable action plans

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • 5 years of experience working in a supply chain, maintenance or transportation service company with some Less-than-Truckload (LTL) experience 
  • 3 years of supervisory/management experience in a team-focused environment
  • Experience in transportation safety, accident/injury prevention programs, FMCSRs, DOT, Hazardous Materials and OSHA regulations
  • Ability to perform and direct moderately complex analyses in spreadsheet and database programs such as Microsoft Excel and Access; proficiency in Microsoft Office 
  • Valid driver's license
  • Availability to work a variety of shifts, including days, evenings, nights and weekends; travel 50-75% of the time

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, Transportation or Safety
  • 7 years of experience working in a supply chain, maintenance or transportation service company with some Less-than-Truckload (LTL) experience 
  • Emergency management/response and behavior-based safety experience
  • Experience creating a climate in which people want to do their best; ability to motivate and inspire personnel to support the company’s safety vision
  • Current Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
  • Experience presenting information to a variety of audiences, including peers, direct reports and executives

Be part of something big.


XPO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team – energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make XPO a great place to work.


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.


XPO adheres to CDC, OSHA and state and local requirements regarding COVID safety. All employees and visitors are expected to comply with XPO policies which are in place to safeguard our employees and customers.


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 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.

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