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Associate Project Manager, Operations

Company: XPO Logistics
Location: Naperville
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Job Description:



Logistics done differently. At XPO Logistics, we're constantly looking for ways to improve, enhance and adapt in an ever-changing marketplace. As the Associate Project Manager of Operations, you will support key strategic projects across the Managed Transportation business, working cross-functionally to implement solutions, troubleshoot problems and monitor the effectiveness of strategic initiatives. On our team, you'll have the support to excel at work and the resources to build a career you can be proud of. 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:

  • Support and manage cohesive project programs/plans with identifiable critical paths, task dependencies, risk/issue mitigation processes and major milestones
  • Work with business process owners to identify and scope areas of opportunity
  • Creatively scope, manage and implement projects to meet business needs
  • Provide leadership for project execution for both internal departments and external clients; offer direction and guidance to the project team, and communicate project requirements to internal and external stakeholders
  • Build strong relationships and collaborations with senior leadership to support company goals
  • Develop customer presentations that illustrate solution components and value propositions What you need to succeed at XPO: At a minimum, you'll need:
    • Bachelor's degree in an analytical field or equivalent related work or military experience
    • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint) It'd be great if you also have:
      • Master's degree
      • Lean or Six Sigma Certification or PMP
      • Availability to travel up to 90% of the time
      • Experience in a customer-facing role
      • Excellent communication and leadership 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. 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.

Keywords: XPO Logistics, Naperville , Associate Project Manager, Operations, Executive , Naperville, Illinois

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