Project Manager, Operations at XPO Logistics, Inc. (Detroit, MI)

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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 Project Manager, Operations, you will lead key strategic projects across the Managed Transportation business, working cross-functionally to implement solutions, troubleshoot problems and monitor the effectiveness of strategic initiatives. On our team, you'll have the support to excel at work and the resources to build a 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 the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan.

What you'll do on a typical day:
  • Create and manage cohesive project programs and plans with identifiable critical paths, task dependencies, risk/issue mitigation processes and major milestones
  • Work with business process owners to identify and scope areas of opportunity
  • Creatively scope, manage and implement projects to meet business needs
  • Provide leadership for project execution for both internal departments and external clients; offer direction and guidance to the project team and communicate project requirements to internal and external stakeholders
  • Build strong relationships and collaborations with senior leadership to support company goals
  • Develop customer presentations that illustrate solution components and value propositions
  • Provide value propositions by identifying opportunities through rigorous data collection and analysis; craft marketable solutions for clients
  • Identify, propose and deliver key initiatives that improve the client's supply chain operations and/or drive efficiency into the team's internal processes
  • Develop and deliver productivity and engineered solutions for the account
  • Contribute to the creation of standard operating procedures

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you'll need:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent related work or military experience
  • 1 year of experience in operations, preferably in in transportation or logistics
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

It'd be great if you also have:
  • Master's degree
  • Lean or Six Sigma Certification and/or PMP
  • Availability to travel up to 25% of the time
  • Experience in a customer-facing role
  • Microsoft Project experience
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills

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.

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Nearest Major Market: Detroit
Job Segment: Operations Manager, Project Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Lean Six Sigma, Operations, Technology, Management
More Information on XPO Logistics, Inc.
XPO Logistics, Inc. operates in the Logistics industry. The company is located in Greenwich, CT, Miami, FL, Atlanta, GA, Lawrence, GA, Marietta, GA, High Point, NC and Manheim, PA. XPO Logistics, Inc. was founded in 2011. It has 38206 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 141 open jobs at XPO Logistics, Inc., click here.
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