Director, Financial Planning and Analysis Operations at XPO Logistics SC Corporate

Posted in Management 21 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: High Point, North Carolina





Job Description:

Logistics done differently.

At XPO Logistics, we believe that our future is built on positive financial results. As the Director of Operations, Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), you will develop solutions to improve efficiencies, reduce costs and increase revenue. In this role, you'll partner with senior-level leaders to initiate and implement strategy, assist with customer contract negotiations and contribute to organizational design. You’ll find yourself immersed in a forward-thinking environment fueled by achievement and a tenacious team spirit. If you’re ready to take your career to the next level with a fast-growing, dynamic global company, we’ve got 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 more.

What you’ll do on a typical day:


  • Collaborate with and serve as a key business partner to SVPs and VPs for business segments (verticals) with annual turnover more than $400 million

  • Manage financial expectations and ensure profitability targets are met; evaluate potential return on invested capital for proposed projects

  • Set strategy, build budgets, update forecasts and determine targets; identify methods to monitor performance against assumptions

  • Gather and interpret large volumes of operational data; detect emerging trends and integrate operational intel; develop detective controls and predictive indicators

  • Lead cross-functional process improvement, acquisition integrations, system rollouts and cost accounting financial transformation

  • Partner with HR, Account Management and Operations to set and track targets for pricing and wage increases; serve as a subject matter expert to uncover opportunities and highlight risks

  • Assist with the month-end close process, functioning as a finance department liaison at site, customer and vertical operational levels; prepare senior management for and attend Monthly Operating Reviews (MOR) and weekly executive leadership meetings

  • Run scenario analyses to understand the financial impact of operational changes; perform ad hoc analysis as needed for leadership team

  • Evaluate the work content of operational processes (e.g., work center labor standards) and compare against original assumptions

  • Utilize KPIs to ensure the success of initiatives related to operational performance, labor efficiencies, regional wage analysis, price, automation savings, other cost savings, predictability and forecast accuracy

  • Mentor and develop other finance team members; oversee work product of offshore resources

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or a related field

  • 12 years of experience in a financial role, including management experience

  • Knowledge of ERP systems (Oracle), HFM, financial planning software (Oracle ePBCS), Microsoft BI and related technologies

  • Experience with large databases and the ability to utilize data from various BI systems

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Access)

It would be great if you also have:


  • MBA, CPA, CMA, CFA or applicable professional designation

  • Experience with Lean/Six Sigma management concepts and/or certifications

  • Availability to work a flexible schedule, including planned and unplanned overtime, which may include weekends

  • Controllership experience in a supply chain/logistics, manufacturing or service organization

  • Proven ability to multitask; able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with tight deadlines

  • Excellent time management, project management and interpersonal skills

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.