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Principal, Solutions Engineering

Requisition Id:  340564
Business Unit:  Managed Transportation

Camp Hill, PA, US, 17011


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 Principal, Solutions Engineering, you will use rigorous data collection and analysis to craft marketable solutions for clients. You will also identify, propose, and deliver key initiatives that improve the client’s supply chain operations and drive efficiency into the XPO account team’s internal processes. We will equip you with the best tools in the industry to grow and 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 more.


What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Develop a value-added approach to supply chain challenges by employing analysis, innovation, and experience within the target market; perform modeling or direct a modeling team for more complex solution design
  • Deliver qualitative and quantitative value; describe the solutions and present them to customers
  • Present and message ideas simply to clients while gathering customer feedback
  • Strategically identify, propose and deliver key initiatives that improve the client’s supply chain operations and/or drive efficiency into the team’s internal processes
  • Proactively and collaboratively work with operations and procurement to identify and implement cost savings for the client
  • Develop and deliver productivity and engineered solutions for the account, including automation of processes

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related work or military experience
  • 5 years of supply chain experience, preferably both domestic and international
  • Experience with truck, ocean, rail and air transportation; experience with inventory management, including DRP and MRP, warehouse site selection, material handling, facility design and operations, and consulting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Access, Project, PowerPoint, Visio), optimization tools like Infor Supply Chain Design and Transportation Planner (formerly SSA Global and CAPS Logistics) and/or ILOG and simulation tools (AutoMod, Arena, etc.)
  • Proficiency in logistics decision support systems in the areas of routing and scheduling, distribution network design, resource planning, load planning, warehouse design and inventory planning
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art technology and supply chain, warehousing and transportation best practices
  • Understanding of global trade requirements

It’d be great if you also have:

  • MBA or Master of Science degree
  • Familiarity with Incoterms 
  • Proven leadership and collaboration skills with the ability to effectively supervise, coach and influence employees
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding business, financial, quality and project management skills
  • Strong analytical skills, including solid spreadsheet and database knowledge

Be part of something big.


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.  

Review XPO's candidate privacy statement here. 

Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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