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Logistics Analyst

Company: Excelligence Learning Corp
Location: Olathe
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

We are looking to hire a Logistics Analyst as we expand our Logistics team in Olathe, KS. If you have a passion for Supply Chain Management and eager to make a meaningful and positive impact, Excelligence Learning Company is an ideal place for you. The primary responsibility for the Logistics Analyst is to explore various options to determine the most cost-effective methods for the transportation of goods without sacrificing efficiency and timeliness. This position is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and objectively recommending initiatives to leadership team for execution.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following as well as other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned.
Lead the development and transformation of raw data into meaningful business insight information, on initiatives per the direction of leadership team, to objectively support recommendations on various supply chain initiatives.
Provide relevant support function activity, including accuracy and timeliness of data processing, report generating, problem analysis, and all other organization-specific inquiries.
Research, create cost estimates, and present transportation options and contracts to leadership team for execution.
Maintain and track transportation metrics to a set cadence to measure Key Performance Indicators (KPI's)
Identify inefficiencies and budget variances and make recommendations to avoid them.
Assists in determining transportation strategies relating to network design.
Work with logistics, procurement, finance, and carriers to analyze freight bills, payments, and shipment planning.
Assist manager through any special projects that may arise.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office products including; Word, Excel, Access, Project, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Experience in data mining, analysis, and reporting
Strong attention to detail
Strong analytical mind with problem-solving aptitude
Committed to continuous improvement and an inquisitive mindset
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions
Aptitude to gain further competency in statistical and/or transportation analysis tools.
Ability to manage multiple projects while working in a team environment.
Ability to define and solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables, occasionally in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Must be well organized, a self-starter, and possess excellent communication skills.
Must be able to multitask and prioritize in accordance with changing deadlines and priorities.
Must have the ability to quickly learn specific software.
Must be able to make sound independent decisions based on available data.
Must be able to interact with suppliers, carriers and internally in order to resolve problems.

Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Industrial Engineering from an accredited institution or 4 years of equivalent combination of education, certification, and related experience.
Knowledge of applicable transportation regulations and best practices.

Demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is primarily sedentary. Sits comfortably to do the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending.
Need to lift heavy boxes (up to 50 lbs.) and other similar physical activity.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee sometimes works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to the risk of electric shock.
Noise level in the work environment is moderate.
Temperatures range from a low of 50 degrees in the winter to 90 or above in the summer.
Dust and dirt can be airborne and at times may impact air quality.

Excelligence Learning Corporation (www.excelligence.com) is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor and multi-channel retailer of over 20,000 innovative, high-quality and grade-appropriate educational products and teaching solutions, which are sold primarily to early childhood learning centers, elementary schools, PTAs and consumers. The company has three core divisions: Supplies (Discount School Supply and Really Good Stuff), Equipment (Children's Factory, Angeles and Steffy Wood Products) and Services (Educational Products, Inc., ChildCare Education Institute and Frog Street).

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.

About Our Benefits:
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
Comprehensive Medical Insurance
Dental and Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Educational Assistance
Employee Assistance Program
Fidelity 401(k) Company Match
Parental Leave
Paid Time Off carryover
12 Paid Holidays
Tuition Assistance

Keywords: Excelligence Learning Corp, Olathe , Logistics Analyst, Professions , Olathe, Kansas

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