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City Logistics Project Engineer

FedEx Express Europe inc. | Hoofddorp | HBO | Fulltime | Sluit 2018-11-23

We offer the opportunity to be a member of the P&E Program Management team and work on one of the most import challenges within the new combined entity of FedEx and TNT.

Federal Express Corporation (FedEx Express) is the world’s largest express transportation company. Leveraging its unmatched air route authorities and extensive air/ground infrastructure, FedEx Express connects markets, within just 1 to 2 business days that comprise 90 percent of the world’s economic activity. The FedEx Express global transportation network provides rapid, reliable, time-definite delivery of documents, packages and freight shipments worldwide.

For the European Central Planning and Engineering department at Hoofddorp, FedEx is looking for a

City Logistics Project Engineer

Purpose of Department
The European Central Planning & Engineering department is responsible for creating and managing the overarching program management for the operational integration and base programs as well as leading specific areas around standards & methods, applications and change management. We monitor and support detailed project planning to ensure alignment, optimal planning and proper execution.

We offer the opportunity to be a member of the P&E Program Management team and work on one of the most import challenges within the new combined entity of FedEx and TNT.

Key activities within Program Management team:

  • Monitor and support detailed project planning and execution of integration and base projects to ensure alignment and optimal planning and execution.
  • The team is the contact for all other functions when it comes to program activities. This includes continuous alignment and addressing questions for projects at cross-functional and global level
  • Ensure global alignment of all P&E initiatives.
  • The team is in charge of regular program meetings and other key forums with P&E executive team and operational teams.
  • Organize and host cross-functional workshops (e.g. walk-the-walls) on regular basis with all regions, P&E and Operations
  • Provide change management in support of Integration
  • Support financial reporting for P&E area
  • Align with Finance and relevant functions on business case, review and check financial reports and invoices, monitoring project and program budgets
  • Coordinate and support executive presentations and requests, gather input and provide admin support and follow-up and support resolving action items

For the City logistic vacancy, the below activities are key:

  • Research specific city legislation and identify potential risks or constraints to operate
  • Research latest transportation technologies
  • Design and support the implementation of alternative operating models for city logistics
  • Create business cases for city logistic solutions
  • Engage relevant stakeholders (internal and external) to create buy in for alternative operating models
  • Challenge the status quo
  • A/B testing
  • Perform data driven analyses to implement suitable city logistics solutions

General Preferred experience/ knowledge

  • Degree or professional qualification in industrial engineering or quantitative discipline
  • Project management courses, qualifications or experience (certified Prince 2 or PMP is a plus)
  • Knowledge of transportation and logistics industry is an advantage
  • Experience in Engineering is an advantage
  • Ability to communicate and present at all levels within an international organization, both written and verbal in native and English language
  • Stakeholder management experience
  • Ability to independently set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals and track progress
  • Finance knowledge for non-Financial Management
  • Proficient use of Office applications (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Analytical thinker with a creative and pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • Flexible, no nine-to-five mentality including ability and willingness to travel for up to 50% of the time

Preferred experience / knowledge for the City logistics vacancy are:

  • Knowledge of transportation and logistics industry is an advantage
  • Knowledge of last mile delivery is an advantage
  • Knowledge of innovation technology in transportation
  • Understanding of multimodal transportation
  • Understanding of alternative operational models
  • Environmental awareness
  • Political awareness
  • Ability to connect with external stakeholders and governmental bodies
  • Conceptual thinker
  • Experience in creating business cases
  • You embrace experimentation mindset

Terms & conditions

  • A challenging position at the heart of an international corporation
  • An independent position with responsibilities
  • A project engineer role on a permanent basis
  • Working in an international and dynamic team
  • Based in Hoofddorp, Netherlands.

Are you interested?
Start influencing your future now by sending your resume and motivation letter in ENGLISH to Delphine Slootmaker, MD Program Management Central Planning & Engineering, dslootmaker@fedex.com.


Acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated.

Keywords: Planning, Engineering, PMO, Program Management, Project Management, Industrial Engineering, Engineering, Stakeholder Management, Logistics

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