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Senior Director of Engineering
Ann Arbor, MI
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Post Date: 02/11/19 Company: XPO Logistics, Inc.
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Logistics done differently.

At XPO Logistics, we know that constantly evaluating and improving our systems and processes keeps us at the top of our industry. As the Director of Engineering (Operations and Lean), you will provide leadership to site engineering, champion and facilitate Lean methodology, and advance site and specialty unit technology. You will provide guidance to the site Industrial Engineers by creating work principles, setting up an assortment of lean staffing and effectiveness examinations, recognizing cost reserve funds openings and directing different investigations as required.

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:

  • Contract, train and develop Industrial Engineering staff and provide the expertise expected to support a diverse group of engineering professionals
  • Provide technical support and direction to the Industrial Engineers
  • Direct the progressing advancement of work guidelines, process stream graphs, and sets of responsibilities for existing operations
  • Direct the documentation of procedures, systems and job descriptions to facilitate operational start-ups, providing on-site support as required; analyze on-going expenses giving correlations with earlier cost and price estimates
  • Identify ongoing facility design requirements based on activity levels, product flow and transportation methods, building layouts and power requirements
  • Direct engineering professionals in all aspects of areas of responsibility

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you'll need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering
  • 10 years of engineering leadership experience
  • Lean methodology experience
  • AutoCAD experience
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Experience directing root cause analysis activities, and supporting process development and documentation
  • Domestic travel of up to 40%

It'd be great if you also have:

  • Master's degree
  • Ability to identify and specify the use of automation where justified
  • Ability to execute continuous improvement and Lean strategies by translating business objectives into actionable projects and shares best practices throughout the organization
  • Ability to partner with each department and facility to streamline, improve and sustain processes with a primary focus on safety, quality, delivery, and cost
  • 10 years of engineering leadership experience in a distribution or warehousing environment
  • SQL experience

Be part of something big.

XPO provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world's most successful companies, including Disney, Pepsi, L'Oréal, Toyota and many others. We're the fastest-growing transportation company on the Fortune 500 list and we're just getting started.

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.

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.


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