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Manager, Solutions Engineering - Hybrid

Requisition Id:  356784
Business Unit:  LTL
Location: 

Ann Arbor, MI, US, 48105

 

Solutions driven success.

 

XPO is a top ten global provider of transportation services, with a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets. At XPO Logistics, we look for employees who like a challenge and can communicate effectively in all situations. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to drive positive results while ensuring a bright future for yourself and XPO. If you’re looking for a growth opportunity, join us at XPO. 

 

As the Manager, Solutions Engineering, you will use engineering and consulting skills to deliver proposal management, project delivery and engineering/consulting process management. You will also find opportunities through rigorous data collection and analysis, crafting marketable solutions for our operations and identifying, proposing, and delivering key initiatives that improve XPO’s Less-than-truckload operations (LTL). On our team, you’ll have the support to excel at work, and the resources to build a growing career you can be proud of. If you’re looking for a growth opportunity, 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:

  • 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 modeling 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

Be part of something big.

#LI-Hybrid

 

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.

 

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 not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties and skills for this job classification.  
 

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Nearest Major Market: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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