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Planning Manager - 1st Shift

Date: May 28, 2021

Location: Goodyear, AZ, US, 85395

Company: XPO Logistics

1st Shift, Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm


Logistics done differently.

Transport Topics ranked XPO Logistics #1 in North America, and Forbes named us one of America’s best employers. At XPO, our employees take pride in their work and show dedication to their job. As the Planning Manager, you will be responsible for demand planning, forecasting and customer care for select clients. Your attention to the small details and strong work ethic will ensure our operations continue to run smoothly and our customers receive superior service. Become a part of our dynamic team and we'll help you develop your career 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 more.


What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Lead/direct planning-related functions of the distribution center: plan and schedule inbound receipts and outbound shipments, replenishment activities, inventory slotting, capacity analysis, order prioritization, expedite processing
  • Develop and execute operational level reporting for site level leadership team and the client
  • Support Operations teams to ensure service level standards are met; adhere to all contractual obligations and ensure client compliance
  • Identify growth opportunities with current customers by promoting enhanced services and/or cost savings to the customer, partner with site leadership in all customer visits, conference calls and problem-solving efforts
  • Track, record and maintain planning and operations-related data; deploy planning-based metrics to ensure optimized operational efficiencies
  • Support the identification and deployment of cost-saving initiatives through deployment of planning based continuous improvement initiatives within the site
  • Manage all direct reports, including interviewing, hiring, onboarding, setting expectations, training and development, conducting performance reviews, etc.

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • 4 years of experience with complex demand planning activities
  • Experience utilizing and deploying solutions within industry leading business intelligence solutions (Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, Cognos, or equivalent)
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio)
  • Working knowledge of statistical methods, mathematical techniques and related analytical tools, including forecasting and projections

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, Operations Management or other related field
  • Working knowledge/understanding of SQL or similar programing languages
  • 4 years of managerial/supervisory experience
  • APICS certification
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Experience in Lean manufacturing principles
  • Warehousing or Third-Party Logistics (3PL) experience                            
  • Experience in quality, inventory, data mining and problem-solving
  • Experience in an AS9100 or ISO environment

This job requires the ability to:

  • Stand, sit or walk for extended periods of time
  • Tolerate hot or cold warehouse environments

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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