The logistics sector is thriving and therefore it is fast becoming an area of interest for a new generation of college graduates and ambitious professionals from all backgrounds. So why should you consider a career in logistics? Almost every manufacturer in the U.S. relies heavily on the transportation industry to sustain daily business operations and therefore is one of the most dynamic career fields in the world. As a result, even in times of economic struggle, the logistics industry has continued to grow, developing desired career opportunities in a highly fragmented industry.
At Soren, we act as a logistics consultant for various industries all over North America. We provide transportation market insight to our clients in the food and beverage, automotive and electronic industry, just to name a few.
The demand for logistics is currently at an all-time high, so if you hope to find steady, high-paying work, that offers security and stability going forward, this might be the career for you. Detailed below are 10 excellent reasons to pursue a career in logistics and more importantly be a part of the Soren team.
1. Job Growth
Logistics is a rapidly expanding field that experienced growth even in the height of the recession. Now, the field is even more promising, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting a seven percent job growth between 2018 and 2026. In 2017, spending in the U.S. for logistics and transportation industry totaled $1.494 trillion and the market reached an all-time high five times that year. Houston, in particular, is poised to become the 3rd largest metro in the US and also is a port city with global outreach.
2. High Pay
As of April 2019, the median annual pay for a logistician in the United States was $74,600, or $35.86 per hour. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the lowest 10 percent earned less than $44,820, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $120,120. The freight industry is competitive and fragmented (the top company only servicing 7% of the market) and as a result, provides ample amounts of growth opportunities for your income and career. The financial opportunities here at Soren are unique in the fact that we offer competitive salaries and an aggressive residual commission schedule that allows you the chance to reach your financial goals. Career mapping and cash bonuses for hitting performance metrics are also unique to Soren and the culture we offer.
3. Relatively Low Barrier to Entry
The Logistic Industry offers professionals the opportunity to score high-paying jobs without an advanced degree or even experience in the field. Here at Soren, we value attitude and integrity while encouraging all applicants to pursue an interest in logistics and Soren.We believe that diverse backgrounds are powerful if we have a shared vision of the long-term goals and aspirations. We’re proud to host team members from all walks, including those of the finance, housing, military, and construction sectors, and with various levels of higher education. When we hire, we are keenly focused on personality fit – both within Soren and the industry. Once someone is part of the family, we want them to lean on their past experiences to find ways for Soren to get to the next level while in turn taking them to the next level.
4. Opportunities for Advancement
At Soren, we are proud to provide entry-level positions that do not require a degree. These positions, along with our internship and SDR programs, are intentionally created to train and develop entry-level employees with plans to promote them rather than hire from the outside. Internal promotions are commonplace and the hardest working and most innovative individuals can advance quickly. Soren itself is the perfect example of a rising star in an industry rich in opportunity growth. As a proven startup with an impressive average growth rate of 36% in 2018 (and an average growth rate of 23% since inception), Soren has been climbing the logistic latter of influence and will continue to capture increasing market share.We have aggressive goals and are tracking for a $100 million run-rate by the end of 2019. When a company is performing well, the employees have a better chance of succeeding. 90% of Soren employees make more money each year than that of the year prior.
5. Logistics Careers are Rarely Boring
No matter what Soren position you apply for, you can expect a fast-paced and exciting future ahead of you. From our sales team to the operation department, the sheer variety of work always keeps the job interesting! Logistics can be a demanding field and those working in it develop a high level of pride in their jobs. When it comes to consulting our clients and delivering their freight, everyday expectations are different.
6. Culture is Everything
At Soren, the mission statement of “Create a Better Experience” extends from the individual employee to their family’s personal, emotional, and financial well-being. Being a part of the Soren family comes with a list of company perks which include daily catered lunches, group insurance, on-site basketball court and weight room, casual dress, company vacations, and outings and paid time off to name a few. Here at Soren, culture is everything. We only hire the best possible candidates who display important qualities needed to develop an enjoyable and respectable workplace.
7. Job Security
Compared to other economic sectors, the U.S. Department of Labor projects that the transportation industry is well-positioned for long-term growth. In this fast-paced consumer-driven economy, nearly everything we touch or use has at one point traveled by truck, plane, train, or boat. As our world gets seemingly smaller with technology and trade, the need for shipping only increases.
8. Personal Satisfaction
Although steady employment and high pay entice many individuals to find careers in supply chain management, most choose to remain in the field because they find their work so rewarding. In a 2017 report compiled by supply chain management research association APICS, millennials see supply chain management as an opportunity for growth. The employees who were surveyed believe they have the ability to make a difference in this field and appreciate the personal growth and development that comes along with their careers. In the end, the prospect of a deeply rewarding career should be any prospective logistician’s chief reason for pursuing a career in supply chain management.
9. Fragmented Market and Opportunity
Whether you get involved with the operational or sales aspect of the company or field, growth is inevitable if you work hard and are determined to progress. Considering most companies with products to ship utilizes a 3PL and with 93% of the market open for consideration, logistics is a need that needs to be met the right way. Soren has developed our own niche in the industry and one of our many specialties is developing well-earned trust with our clients. Companies have freight. Freight needs to be moved. And that is where your rewarding career begins and will continue to grow.
10. Logistics- A need that must be met
The transportation of freight makes up 7% of the national GDP. Regardless of whether the market is in a rising or falling phase, tariffs are passed or gas prices rise or fall, America’s products need to be shipped. Many companies outsource when it comes to their logistic needs and that is where Soren, the third party, gets involved. The liability of adding a logistic department is daunting for most shippers and therefore, outsourcing to a company like Soren (experts in the industry) creates a huge demand that can provide you ample opportunity for growth in your career. These companies outsource to experts so that they can concentrate on what they’re an expert at. Become a logistic expert with Soren! With less than 45 employees, you will get the support you need to be successful.
After considering these ten reasons to choose logistics, we hope you’ll consider developing your professional talents here at Soren. Visit our career page for more information on the opportunities that we offer. If you’re a smart, self-driven team player, and you’re ready to work and learn in a fast-paced environment, Soren may be the place for you!