Children's Factory
  • Union, MO, USA
  • Bi-Weekly Pay
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Vision, Dental, 401(k) match, Paid Time Off, 12 paid holidays, Parental Leave, Tuition Reimbursement


At Children's Factory, we create inspired spaces for imagination and learning. For over 40 years, we've been a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality products for child development centers, preschools, and elementary education.

Simply put- We provide GROWN UPS with the products and resources KIDS need to inspire imagination, build confidence, and develop lifelong learning skills. We do more than just make great products. We make a positive impact on the lives of the children and educators who use them.

Each and every member of our team plays a pivotal role in helping children all over the world thrive and discover their full potential. We are looking for problem solvers, difference makers, and challenge takers. People who share our passion for education, and who want to make a difference in the world.


The Logistics and Freight Analyst plays a vital role in optimizing the transportation of goods by identifying cost-effective methods while maintaining efficiency and timeliness. This role encompasses overseeing transportation processes to align with organizational requirements and standards.


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Industrial Engineering, or a related field from an accredited institution, or an equivalent combination of education, certification, and relevant experience
  • Preferred minimum of 10+ years of experience in Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain, or related field
  • Knowledge of pertinent transportation regulations and industry best practices


  • Proficiency, or potential to develop proficiency, in data analysis tools and software (e.g., Excel, Tableau, Power BI) to manipulate, analyze, and visualize complex datasets.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, Access, Project, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Familiarity with transportation management systems (TMS), enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, and other logistics software.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to translate data into actionable insights.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and present findings to stakeholders.
  • Detail-oriented mindset with a commitment to accuracy in data analysis and reporting.
  • Knowledge of international shipping regulations, customs procedures, and import/export documentation is advantageous.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced and dynamic work environment while managing multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Ability to address practical problems and handle situations involving limited standardization.
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with external partners.
  • A proactive and self-driven attitude with a willingness to take ownership of tasks and projects.
  • Ability to maintain consistent attendance, arriving on time and prepared for all shifts, meetings, and appointments.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES, EXPECTATIONS, AND BEHAVIORS include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data related to transportation and freight operations to identify trends, patterns, and opportunities for improvement.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including supply chain, procurement, and operations, to gather data and insights for enhancing logistics strategies.
  • Monitor transportation routes, modes, and carriers to ensure optimal utilization and cost-effectiveness while meeting delivery timelines.
  • Develop and maintain dashboards, reports, and key performance indicators (KPIs) to provide real-time visibility into logistics and freight metrics.
  • Assist in the negotiation of freight rates and contracts with carriers, freight forwarders, and other service providers.
  • Conduct regular audits of freight invoices to ensure accuracy and adherence to agreed-upon terms, resolving discrepancies as needed.
  • Analyze and recommend improvements to shipping and freight consolidation processes to minimize transportation costs and carbon footprint.
  • Collaborate with technology teams to leverage transportation management systems (TMS) and other tools for efficient route planning, tracking, and reporting.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, regulations, and best practices in logistics, freight, and transportation management.
  • Participate in the development of strategic initiatives aimed at optimizing supply chain operations, reducing lead times, and improving overall customer satisfaction.
  • Assist in the development and execution of contingency plans to address potential disruptions in the supply chain.
  • In office attendance is an essential function of this position.


The essential functions of this job require the employee to perform the following physical activities:

  • Regular use of PC, laptop, copier, fax, and other general office equipment.
  • Ability to access all areas of the facility to perform essentials functions of the position.
  • Noise level for this environment is low to moderate

Children's Factory is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

Children's Factory is an Excelligence Company. Excelligence is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees, employment applicants and other covered persons without regard to unlawful considerations of race, color, religion or creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship status, genetic information, military or veteran status, age, physical or mental disability, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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