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Lead Planner

Company: XPO Logistics
Location: High Point
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Logistics done differently.

At XPO Logistics, we believe our success depends on our ability to provide the highest level of support and solutions for our customers. As the Lead Planner, you will oversee and support the Demand Planning staff with day-to-day activities. You will also support the needs of our clients by analyzing usage trends to forecast demand, assess impacts to the supply chain and determine optimum inventory levels. Become a part of our dynamic team, and we'll give you the support to excel at work and the resources to build a rewarding career.

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:

  • Develop and implement XPO's policies, procedures and documents regarding forecasting and management of client inventory to ensure proper, efficient and accurate use of designated processes
  • Serve as demand planning liaison to internal and external customers, coordinating planning activities to ensure clear and consistent communication throughout the supply chain network
  • Analyze data, formulate conclusions and recommend appropriate actions to meet/exceed performance standards and expectations for forecasting, inventory levels, allocation, replenishment and inventory slotting
  • Lead projects within the planning organization to improve department performance
  • Provide planning and technical support for cross-functional teams and projects as subject matter expert for forecasting and inventory planning
  • Research, develop, implement, streamline and utilize contemporary forecasting measures and key performance indicators to deliver reliable results for our clients
  • Identify demand forecast risks and develop effective mitigation plans
  • Manage and review forecast and orders with customers; plan inventory needed to meet demand requirements
  • Research, develop, and implement methods of reducing costs, improving processes and optimizing planning outputs

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you'll need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, Operations Management or equivalent work or military experience
  • 4 years of experience with complex planning activities

It'd be great if you also have:

  • Master's degree in Business, Supply Chain, Operations Management or closely related field
  • 7 years' experience with complex planning activities within a multi-site environment
  • Experience as a team leader within a planning or supply chain organization
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Visio process mapping tool
  • APICS Certification or willingness to earn certification

Be part of something big.

XPO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team - energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make XPO a great place to work.

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.

XPO adheres to CDC, OSHA and state and local requirements regarding COVID safety. All employees and visitors are expected to comply with XPO policies which are in place to safeguard our employees and customers.

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 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.

Nearest Major Market: Greensboro

Job Segment: Demand Planner, Technical Support, Logistics, Supply Chain, Supply, Operations, Technology

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