Logistics done differently.At XPO Logistics, we look for employees who like a challenge and can think creatively to find new solutions to old problems. As the Principal Solutions Engineer, you will be responsible for authoring and managing the preparation of innovative, timely, professional solutions for our customer??s supply chain challenges. You??ll also identify and manage the resources required to lower costs, improve service, and enhance operational effectiveness. If you??re ready to build a career you can be proud of--to go bigger and better--we have the 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 more.What you??ll do on a typical day:Write winning responses to Requests for Proposals, delivering value-added, comprehensive, and competitive solutions; support sales teams in authoring proposals for large, complex 3PL, 4PL, and LLP projectsFully and accurately define supply chain requirements and the solution approach while ensuring the gathering of accurate information and performing detailed solution designDevelop value-added approach to supply chain challenges employing analysis, innovation, and experience within the target market; perform modeling or direct a modeling team for more complex solution designDeliver qualitative and quantifiable supply chain value; describe the solutions and present to customerIdentify and implement improvements to existing operationsPerform analyses; understand the use of optimization/decision support tools to perform global supply chain studies, routing optimization, and transportation rate analysesWhat you need to succeed at XPO:At a minimum, you??ll need:Bachelor??s degree5 years of supply chain experience; preferably both international and domesticExperience with truck, ocean, rail, and air transportation; inventory management including DRP and MRP; warehouse site selection, material handling experience, facility design, and operations; consultingProficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Access, Project, PowerPoint), Visio, and optimization tools like INfor Supply Chain Design and Transportation Planner (formerly SSA Global and CAPS Logistics) and/or i-Log and simulation tools (like AutoMod, Arena, etc.)Proficiency with logistics decision support systems in the areas of routing and scheduling, distribution network design, resource planning, load planning, warehouse design, and inventory planningKnowledge of state-of-the-art technology and supply chain best practices, warehousing, and transportationUnderstand global trade requirementsIt??d be great if you also have:Master of Science or MBAExcellent verbal and written communication skills; able to present clean, organized, and thorough information and data appropriate for intended audienceFamiliarity with INCOTERMSProven leadership and collaboration skills with the ability to effectively supervise, coach, and influence employeesStrong business, financial, quality, and project management skillsStrong analytical skills, including spreadsheet and databaseBe part of something big.XPO provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world's most successful companies, including Disney, Pepsi, L'Or al, 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. Associated topics: business, cost efficient, industrial engineer, manufacturing engineer, methods engineer, project, sap, supply, supply chain
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