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Planning Manager - 2nd Shift

Date: Jun 23, 2019

Location: Olive Branch, MS, US, 38654

Company: XPO Logistics

2nd Shift, Tuesday - Saturday, 2:00pm - Finish


Logistics done differently.

Strong leadership, management and customer service are the heart of our operations at XPO Logistics. As the Planning Manager, you will assume management oversight for the traffic, demand planning, waving, scheduling and forecasting functions for the facility. You will also employ planning processes and applications to deliver reliable projections of forward demand requirements, while coordinating departments to ensure maximum customer service and minimal operating costs. We look to you to champion XPO values, ensuring a differentiated and engaged workforce. 


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:

  • Oversee the supply planning functions by providing a disciplined process of training and work instruction to a staff of order planners and traffic clerks
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for carrier compliance, ship scheduling, waving and capacity planning operations for all activities, including planning and coordination as related to WM+
  • Coordinate planning activities with the Customer Operations Support, Traffic and Operations Management teams to ensure clear and consistent communications along the supply chain
  • Provide weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to support customer and management requirements; plan, coordinate and prepare comprehensive reporting packages for review meetings
  • Ensure compliance of operating procedures as defined in position work instructions
  • Recruit, train and develop a qualified team that will demonstrate a commitment to achieving exceptional customer service

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • APICS certification or willingness to earn certification
  • 8 years of experience leading complex demand planning or supply chain activities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Access, Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and database reporting tools

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Availability to travel up to 5% of the time
  • Strong logical thinking abilities; able to perform with initiative, intuition, flexibility and accuracy
  • Solid data management capabilities
  • Ability to structure large volumes of data into actionable information
  • Outstanding presentation, teambuilding and collaboration/facilitation skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills

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.


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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