The logistics sector is thriving and therefore it is fast becoming an area of interest for a new generation of college graduates and ambitions 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 important career fields in the world. As a result, even in times of economic struggle, the logistics industry has continued to grow and is a great industry to have a career in.
At Soren, we act as a logistics consultant for various industries and customers located throughout North America. We provide transportation market insight to 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. Details listed below are 10 excellent reasons to pursue a career in logistics and more importantly to be a part of the Soren team.
1. Job Growth
Logistics is a rapidly expanding field that maintains strength even during times of a 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 an aggressive residual income 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
Logistics offers professionals the opportunity to score high-paying work without an advanced degree or a ton of experience in the field. Here at Soren, we value attitude and integrity and encourage all applicants to pursue an interest in logistics and our company. We believe that diverse backgrounds are powerful if we have a shared vision of the long-term. In addition to those of our staff from the transportation industry, 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 with Soren and the industry. Once someone is part of the team, we want them to lean on their past experiences to find ways for Soren to go to the next level.
4. Opportunities for Advancement
At Soren, we provide entry level positions that do not require a college degree. These positions, along with our internship program, are intentionally created to train and develop entry level employees with plans to promote them to high-level positions rather than hire from the outside. 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 opportunal growth. As a proven start up with an impressive average growth rate of 23% each year (and 36% in 2018), 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 at succeeding. 90% of Soren employees make more money each year than they did the year before.
5. Logistics Careers are Rarely Boring
The word boredom is not in the vocabularies of most people with careers in logistics. The sheer variety of work always keeps the job interesting and here at Soren, culture is everything. We only hire the best possible candidates who display the important qualities needed to develop an enjoyable and respectable work place. Soren professionals cite their coworkers as one of its great advantages. Logistics can be a demanding field, and those working in it develop a high level of pride in their jobs.
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.
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 travelled 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 may entice many individuals to find careers in supply chain management, most choose to remain in the field because they find their work rewarding. In a 2017 report compiled by supply chain management research association APICS, millennials see supply chain management as an opportunity for growth. These surveyed upbeat employees believe in their ability to make a difference in this field while it will provide personal growth and development. In the end, the prospect for a deeply rewarding career should be any prospective logistician’s chief reason for pursuing a career in supply chain management.
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!