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Lead Engineer, Solutions Engineering - Hybrid

Company: XPO Logistics
Location: Naperville
Posted on: September 17, 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 Lead Engineer of Solutions Engineering, you'll use engineering and consulting skills to deliver proposal management, project delivery and engineering/consulting process management. You will 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. 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:

  • 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 or equivalent related work or military experience
    • 4 years of experience in key functional areas: supply chain management, logistics, decision support systems/technology, transportation management, distribution or procurement functional responsibilities
    • Experience data mining and generating simulations in Microsoft BI, Access and Excel to identify and scope opportunities within the customer's supply chain
    • Lean manufacturing experience It'd be great if you also have:
      • Master's degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, or Industrial Engineering
      • Strong project management skills
      • Aptitude for understanding and solving problems in logistics finance management processes
      • Knowledge of state-of-the-art technology and supply chain standard methodologies
      • Lean six sigma experience
      • Experience collecting and analyzing data for modeling, network optimization and/or transportation redesign purposes 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.
        Review XPO's candidate privacy statement here.

Keywords: XPO Logistics, Naperville , Lead Engineer, Solutions Engineering - Hybrid, Professions , Naperville, Illinois

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