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Transportation Specialist Associate

Company: XPO Logistics, Inc.
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: December 9, 2018

Job Description:

Logistics done differently. The Transportation Specialist Associate requires a broad and thorough knowledge of transportation and plays an important role in all aspects of XPO Logistics' Transportation Management Group, including execution and long-range planning. 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 more. What you'll do on a typical day: Assist and influence the development and use of transportation management and transportation optimization systems Interface with IT, engineering and operations for system enhancements and upgrades Implement transportation and logistics policy, including special projects What you need to succeed at XPO: At a minimum, you'll need: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience 3 years of experience in the field of load planning/building and logistics management (Carriers, corporate logistics management or 3PLs Experience using the i2 Transportation Planner Familiar with rating and pricing schemes for all transportation modes, including the mechanics of LTL class-rate tariffs, small parcel zone-based tariffs, and TL mileage-based tariffs, and accessorial charges Knowledge of freight classification systems including NMFC classification and density-based classifications Thorough knowledge of common logistics-related documentation, including bill of lading, standard claims forms, MSDS, etc. Understand concepts that affect transportation costs, including lane balance, backhaul versus headhaul, seasonal capacity, transit time requirements, freight handling characteristics, etc. Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), TMS, WMS, Rand McNally, MileMaker, etc. 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.

Keywords: XPO Logistics, Inc., Detroit , Transportation Specialist Associate, Professions , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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