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Lead Engineer, Solutions Engineering - Hybrid - Full Time

XPO Logistics - Naperville, IL


Posted on 10/04/22 (Ref: ILWbKOodef-348151-en_US)

Lead Engineer, Solutions Engineering - Hybrid - Naperville, IL - XPO Logistics

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.

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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.

Lead Engineer, Solutions Engineering - Hybrid - Naperville, IL - XPO Logistics


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