Specialist, Logistics at XPO Logistics, Inc. in Aurora, Illinois

Posted in General Business 10 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Logistics done differently.

At XPO Logistics, our employees take pride in their work and show dedication to their job. As the Specialist, Logistics, your attention to the small details and strong work ethic will ensure our operations continue to run smoothly. You'll play a critical role in helping us continue to deliver superior service to our customers. Become a part of our rapidly growing team and we'll help you develop to a level that will exceed your expectations.

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:


  • Schedule, coordinate and monitor drivers and equipment to ensure daily transportation operations run safely, efficiently and on time

  • Assist in the development, planning and modification of daily schedules as appropriate, and make notifications to customer service and the operations manager as to the status of shipments

  • Monitor shipments for customers to ensure on time, accurate and satisfactory deliveries

  • Troubleshoot and resolve shipment discrepancies as needed

  • Communicate with customers, employees and the management team to ensure necessary requirements are met

  • Enter data into the transportation management system, and maintain and generate required reports; process, audit and file various documentation


What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you'll need:


  • 1 year of logistics experience

  • General knowledge of the transportation industry


It'd be great if you also have:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

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

  • Experience with both imports and exports for Ocean and Air transportation

  • Experience with international load planning on inbound and outbound U.S. shipments

  • Knowledge of shipping software (Oracle Transportation Management)

  • Working knowledge of managing international tariffs and rates

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills


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.