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Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.

Living Model Engagement Lead (Multiple U.S. Locations)

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. - Seattle, WA

Job Description

Summary of Position:

The Expeditors Network Solutions group engages with customers in a variety of supply chain improvement projects, including network design, inventory optimization, and process improvements.

While our projects are very diverse in terms of scope, industry, and objective, this position is specific to the Living Model program, a persistent modeling environment created in collaboration with some of our largest clients.

The Network Solutions Group is a rich learning environment that will provide considerable intellectual stimulation, while constantly testing your creativity. You’ll be working in an environment that’s highly collaborative, both internally and with clients.

As an Engagement Lead on the project team, you will be tasked with leading the Network Solutions focus of the relationship with one or more of our Living Model clients. In order to be effective, the Engagement Lead will need to possess tactical and strategic supply chain knowledge and will need to develop a deep understanding of the client’s supply chain.

You’ll use that knowledge and understanding to explore their network and freight flows, through the data, for improvement opportunities.

As a successful Engagement Lead, you will cultivate fluency with data with keen attention to detail while working closely with the Living Model technical team as they leverage sophisticated supply chain optimization and simulation software to test and either validate or refute the supply chain studies you help to surface and design. It will be your responsibility to ensure that all drivers material to the study are identified and considered, that the results of the study are qualified, and that they are delivered in a visually appealing and

substantively compelling way. The objective is to incent internal and external stakeholders to implement the improvements the studies advocate. You will be the agent of change to drive clients’ supply chains to the next level of excellence. The Living Model is a cutting edge technology and Expeditors is leading the industry by bringing it to market. This is an opportunity to be part of an exciting new offering.

Key Responsibilities:

Develops a thorough understanding of the client’s business and supply chain. Works closely with internal or external account owners to identify, frame, and execute supply chain studies in order to drive continuous improvement. Must develop in-depth knowledge of the situation so that the

current process can be appropriately modeled and solutions developed. This requires critical thinking and effective communication skills not only to extract information and understand it, but also to present ideas and solutions in an easy-to-understand way.

Leverages substantial amounts of complex data, both quantitative and qualitative. Must understand what the data means and how to increase its integrity in order to analyze both the current situation and alternate scenarios. Must be able to map data flows into and out of the modeling environment.

Effectively understands the use of modeling, optimization and simulation tools used by the technical team executing the studies that you and the team design.

Work closely with technical team to test modeling results to ensure that the product that is delivered to the customer is comprehensive, concise, and accurate.

Prepares presentation materials that ‘tell the story’ of the study in an efficient and effective manner to key internal stakeholders and clients.

Understands internal and client feedback and incorporates changes to the model or presentation.

Own the study from beginning to end, providing a seamless and fully featured experience for the client.

Job Requirements:


Required Skills and Attributes:

Experience in working directly with clients at high levels within the client organization, and familiarity with the nuances associated with supplier-customer relationships.

Experience in working with hard (quantitative) and soft (qualitative) data in order to prepare it for the modeling environment, so that it can be fully exploited in the development of a comprehensive baseline or solution.

Demonstrates advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Access and/or SQL Server (or other database/language).

Experience in EDI preferred.

Experience in technical writing preferred.

Experience with supply chain modeling software or concepts preferred but not required.

Must have a proven track record of presentation and interpersonal skills.

Must be able to work independently as well as in collaborative groups.

Must be an effective listener and communicator.

These qualities are essential to making models and solutions realistic and that will solve the problem at hand.

Must be willing and able to accept questioning and constructive criticism of work output.

Attention to detail: ensure that all aspects of a study are considered and that all outputs from the study ‘make sense’.

Must be willing and able to work in an environment where the following cultural elements are highly valued: Appearance, Attitude, Confidence, Curiosity, Excellence, Integrity, Pride, Resolute, Sense of Humor, and Visionary.

Education and Experience:

Bachelors of Science in Information Systems, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Systems Engineering or Applied Mathematics/Sciences or other related degree with relevant work experience. Master’s degree preferred.

Additional Information

Expeditors offers excellent benefits:

Paid Vacation, Holiday, Sick Time.

Health Plan: Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental and Vision.

Life and Long Term Disability Insurance.

401(k) Retirement Savings Plan.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

Training and Personnel Development Program.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Company Profile:
Expeditors is a global logistics company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. As a Fortune 500 company, we employ over 14,600 trained professionals in a worldwide network of over 250 locations across six continents. Expeditors satisfies the increasingly sophisticated needs of international trade through customized solutions and seamless, integrated information systems. Our services include the consolidation and forwarding of air or ocean freight, customs brokerage, vendor consolidation, cargo insurance, time-definite transportation, order management, warehousing, distribution and customized logistics solutions.