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Engineer, Solutions Engineering - 1st Shift - Hybrid

Company: XPO Logistics
Location: Southfield
Posted on: September 19, 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. 1st Shift, 8:00am - 5:00pm As the Engineer, Solutions Engineering, you will develop creative, actionable solutions to our customer's everyday problems. Your focus will be on gathering requirements, analyzing data and recommending and developing transportation-oriented process improvements, solution designs and cost-savings opportunities. If you're ready to embrace the challenge of working for a rapidly expanding global company, we have an opportunity for you to grow with 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 the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan. What you'll do on a typical day:

  • Identify, analyze and deliver project-based results to support new initiatives and continuous improvement opportunities in operations
  • Gather and analyze data from various sources to ensure requirements address and drive transportation solutions; make assumptions based on partial client data
  • Prepare documentation pertaining to account requirements and update as needed to meet changes in customer requirements and processes
  • Interact daily with internal and external customers to ensure expectations are being met, collect customer requirements and review progress; train/educate others on logistics moves and costs for projects under management, and attend weekly meetings to keep functional leads, management and stakeholders updated on current projects and timelines
  • Perform both written and verbal logistics reporting for various projects and initiatives
  • Learn and apply lean concepts such as A3s, value stream maps, kaizen events and 5SWhat you need to succeed at XPO:At a minimum, you'll need:
    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Industrial Management, Engineering, Logistics Management or a related field, or equivalent related work or military experience
    • 1 year of experience in direct operations, logistics engineering, consulting or transportation solutions design, or equivalent education
    • Experience with Microsoft Office and Windows applications; ability to create complex formulas in Excel and visualize in Power BI
    • Ability to solve complex problems while clearly documenting the assumptions, logic, work steps, etc.
    • Availability to work a flexible schedule, including occasional travelIt'd be great if you also have:
      • Solid aptitude for understanding and analyzing large amounts of data from multiple sources
      • Excellent interpersonal and management skills; ability to work collaboratively in a team and customer-facing environment, and get along with diverse personalities
      • Ability to develop insightful, value-added and actionable analyses with detailed explanations regarding drivers of the results; produce unambiguous, comprehensive and accurate interpretations
      • Strong project and time management skills with ability to multitask and manage customer expectations
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to present clean, organized and thorough information and data appropriate for intended audience Be 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, Southfield , Engineer, Solutions Engineering - 1st Shift - Hybrid, Professions , Southfield, Michigan

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