Operations Research Principal
FedEx - Memphis, TN

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Each day, the 275,000 employees of FedEx Corporation are responsible for delivering over 6 million shipments to more than 220 countries and territories around the world! Because of our "absolutely, positively" spirit and commitment to excellence, FedEx was recently included in:

FORTUNE magazine’s 2010 "100 Best Companies to Work for in America"
Black Enterprise magazine’s "40 Best Companies for Diversity"

As a global enterprise, all FedEx Companies embrace and reflect the diversity of the communities where we live and serve. Our culture fosters and promotes an environment where a person's performance is what counts. It is not surprising that over the years FedEx has been consistently recognized within the global business circles for leadership, workplace environment and contribution to technological and economic advancements.

Bring your talent and join us in continuing to make every FedEx customer experience outstanding!

As a part of the FedEx team you will be an integral component of an organization that recognizes and rewards the contributions of its employees by providing:

¨ a dynamic work environment with a wide range of career options
¨ competitive salary and bonus opportunities
¨ work-life balance and generous benefits

Want to learn more about how FedEx continues to deliver for our employees, our customers and our shareholders? Want to be a part of it?

First step.....apply today!

Position Information:
This position is part of the Operations Analysis department at FedEx’s corporate headquarters in Memphis. Operations Analysis, in collaboration with FedEx’s operating companies: provides evaluation and oversight to significant operations initiatives and strategic programs, including operations analysis, operations research and modeling / tool development, and program management; supports enterprise collaboration on the development and adoption of operations technology and systems; and researches significant developments in non-core transport industries and technologies.

Responsibilities for the Operations Research Principal include:

Develop and maintain strong internal customer relationships, including with FedEx operating companies’ Planning and Engineering functions
Facilitate collaboration, knowledge and tool sharing across FedEx’s operations research and planning functions to help increase the impact of operations research across FedEx
Providing coordination and guidance of modeling and operations research initiatives across operating units
Leads multiple modeling project developments through the project life cycle
Coordinates with Operating Companies to obtain required input data for the models and technical support
Stays abreast of the latest development in areas of Operations Research, Logistics, and Information Technology
Researches and identifies modeling opportunities to improve decision support for planning and operations management
Provides technical guidance for department in model development, priorities, and approaches

People who are successful in this position:
Are capable leaders and work well with individual contributors, managers and directors
Combine a commitment to excellence with a practical focus on what’s achievable to deliver superior results
Are willing to grow themselves and others and take on responsibility one step above
Are proficient in their ability to influence without authority
Have broad knowledge and the ability to navigate through large and complex enterprises
Deliver work in a timely, accurate and thorough manner
Are creative yet critical thinkers
Are excellent communicators
Have the ability to comfortably work with all levels of management

Bachelor's degree/equivalent in operations research, applied mathematics, statistics or related quantitative discipline. Directly related Master's degree preferred. Eight (8) years experience in operation research, business modeling, statistics, or related area. Demonstrated experience in leading major corporate initiatives. Working knowledge of operations research and mathematical and data modeling. Strong analytical, problem solving, presentation, project management, and software (Microsoft Office and web-based applications) skills. Strong human relations, organizational/time management and communication skills.

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