Vice President, Automation – Remote


Job Description

Logistics at full potential.

At GXO, we’re constantly looking for talented individuals at all levels who can deliver the caliber of service our company requires. You know that a positive work environment creates happy employees, which boosts productivity and dedication. On our team, you’ll have the support to excel at work and the resources to build a career you can be proud of.

At GXO, we’re constantly looking for talented individuals at all levels who can deliver the caliber of service our company requires. As the Vice President, Automation you will be responsible for the optimization of warehouse processes through the election, adoption, and continuous improvement of automation across the warehouse process paths.

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 the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan.

What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Lead a team of engineers and deployment leaders who will partner with regional operations leaders to deploy and optimize automation across the warehouse process paths
  • Creates and develops the automation process strategy across the enterprise
  • Assess and elect new technology to optimize process path automation in partnership with R&D team: receipt to put away, pick to ship, returns and inventory control, sustainability, and reporting
  • Designs optimal integration with other technologies and IT implementation to ensure optimized flow is achieved across the process
  • Responsible for designing and building total building flow utilizing integrated automation as the key driver
  • Partners with regional leadership to build the regional commitments for automation / adaptive technology budget improvements
  • Manage automation pipeline, ensuring that the regions have sufficient automation projects to achieve their automation P&L goals
  • Partners with regional solutions, implementations, and operations leadership teams to align on piloting of new technology and realization of automaton P&L objectives
  • Partners with the Director, Global Automation R&D to manage the transition from R&D projects to deployment
  • Oversees the complete portfolio of automation deployments globally to ensure effective deployment and training
  • Drives further alignment on sites to expand deployment of successfully piloted technologies.

What you need to succeed at GXO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Engineering, Science, or any related field
  • Minimum 5 years proven experience leading disperse teams and managing in matrix environments
  • Operational excellence trained
  • Strong experience in leading process automation functions by building governance, principles, processes and methodologies
  • Experience in growing automation capabilities in global manufacturing or warehouse settings

We engineer faster, smarter, leaner supply chains.

GXO 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 GXO 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.

GXO adheres to CDC, OSHA and state and local requirements regarding COVID safety. All employees and visitors are expected to comply with GXO 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. Review GXO’s candidate privacy statement here.