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Manager, Operations

Company: XPO Logistics
Location: Naperville
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

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, Operations, you will provide strategic leadership and direction for our Transportation Management services offering. You will also define opportunities for improvement and efficiencies, while identifying areas of growth. count on your skills and experience to be a champion of our company values, ensuring an engaged workforce, loyal customers, efficient operations, and a bright future for yourself and XPO. 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 more. What you'll do on a typical day:

  • Lead the Tactical Finance team to understand, monitor, document, and improve efficiencies of processes impacting account financial results
  • Work collaboratively with various departments, including Contracts/Legal, Start Up, Account Management, Accounting, AP, AR, IT, Sales, Solutions, Procurement, Operations Management, Executive Management, Operations Planning and Reporting, Invoicing, Cash Application, Real Estate, and New Site Implementation teams to develop and deploy efficient solutions to processes impacting account financial results.
  • Define requirements for transportation operations and ensure the implementation of new strategies and initiatives to effectively meet or exceed company requirements and customer expectations
  • Ensure profitability targets are being met; lead a team responsible for and implementing strategies and metrics to ensure process commonality, standardized visibility, and continuity across disciplines.
  • Develop and deploy transportation operational, management, and financial solutions, and establish business controls and processes to support regional transportation operations
  • Identify and deploy a broad range of customer cost-saving initiatives through established processes
  • Define, deploy, and monitor corrective action plans that reduce risk and mitigate process errors
  • Design and deliver standard reporting and analytical tools to support Operations Management and Executive Management using a variety of software, including Power BI, Excel, PowerPoint, and other financial planning software
  • Interpret large volumes of operational data, report on accuracy and trends.
  • Create templates and deliverables for Operational/Financial KPIs; identify methods to monitor performance against original assumptions; develop detective controls and predictive indicators What you need to succeed at XPO:At a minimum, you'll need:
    • 4 years of transportation and logistics experience
    • Excellent analytical, communication and time management skills
    • Experience working with Microsoft Power BI
    • Experience working with a TMS systemIt'd be great if you also have:
      • Bachelor's degree or equivalent related work or military experience
      • 2 years of experience leading a team with a Third-Party Logistics (3PL) company
      • Availability to work extended hours including evenings, nights and weekends; ability to travel to customer and multiple operating locations up to 20% of the time
      • Solid problem-solving techniques and statistical analysis skills
      • Proven leadership and collaboration skills with the ability to effectively supervise, coach and influence employeesBe 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.

Keywords: XPO Logistics, Naperville , Manager, Operations, Professions , Naperville, Illinois

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