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Enter the exciting and rewarding world of Logistics!

 

Smokey Point Distributing Inc. is proud to offer an Apprentice Logistics Program, to a select group of talented individuals that offers both experienced and inexperienced individuals an opportunity to create a rewarding career in the area of Logistics in the transportation business.

One of the most rewarding things about being involved in the field of Logistics is being able to find transportation solutions for each shipment you are tasked with moving each day and being able to satisfy the needs of the customers and operational personnel you serving each day.

As a Logistics Analyst for Smokey Point Distributing Inc., your primary goal will be to find transportation solutions for each shipment, supported by a network of exceptional partner carriers, while maintaining a reasonable margin of profit for the company.

Most people, who succeed in logistics, are drawn to it because they have a competitive nature to find solutions to opportunities and want to be always be improving. To be successful in transportation logistics, you have to be skilled at negotiating, communicating and creating a one-on-one connection with partner carriers.

Patrick Bacon

Logistics Manager
Smokey Point Distributing Inc.

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​Who is eligible for our Logistics Program?

 

Once you become a “Logistics Analyst” for Smokey Point Distributing Inc., you are eligible and ready to begin your journey. Each professional logistics analyst person chosen to join our logistics team begins their career in the appropriate compensation “tier” that reflects their experience and the value we feel they bring to our organization.

As you will see in the following different compensation tiers, there are (4) different levels of success you can achieve within our logistics department, ranging from an entry level Apprentice Logistics Analyst to Senior Analyst of the department. It is our goal to “always” promote from within, so place yourself in a great position to advance, by always exceeding expectations in every position and compensation tier you hold within the logistics team.

Getting Your Logistics Career Started...

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Stage One  |  Apprentice Logistics Analyst

 

When initially joining the logistics team, and not having any background in transportation, you will generally begin your career as an “Apprentice Logistics Analyst”. In this position, SPD will ultimately train and prepare you with valuable information about the company such as, teach you methods of tracking shipments, locating and developing relationships with carriers, negotiating margins, working inside our transportation management system (TMS) and executing the required documents required for carriers to do business with Smokey Point Distributing Inc.

In this position, you will be working for a base salary of $36,000.00 annually, working 40+ hours per week. During this tier of your career, you will be eligible to receive a monthly commission each month. To be eligible for a commission each month, you must exceed the equivalence of > $7,500.00 in gross profit margin from the shipments you receive credit for booking with a carrier. There are no cap limits on the commissions you may achieve in this compensation tier as a Logistics Analyst her at SPD.

Your primary duties in this tier of your career is to begin developing the skills to track shipments, update our TMS system properly, build relationships with carriers and negotiate with carriers that provide solutions for the shipments you are attempting to finds solutions for. This is the building tier of your career here at SPD and therefore to build your career you have to establish your foundation. Building your knowledge of how logistics works as an “Apprentice Logistics Analyst” is the first step in establishing your foundation from which you will launch your professional and financial logistics career here at SPD.

During this tier of your career with SPD, you will be evaluated by your manager during your first 90 days and TTM period, on how you demonstrate the ability to utilize the information and tools you have been provided. During this training tier, we will also evaluate how well you professionally represent the company, and your ability to track shipments effectively, update our TMS system with accurate and timely information, and begin forming long lasting relationships with prospective carriers and begin to book a few shipments, while negotiating fair margins of profit.

Upon your TTM anniversary period, establishing a good daily work ethic, demonstrated effective us of our TMS system, ability to build relations with new and existing carriers, and average a gross profit margin of >$7,500.00 a month, you will have placed yourself in a positon to advance to the next tier of your logistics career at SPD – Congratulations!

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Stage Two |  Junior Logistics Analyst

 

Congratulations on becoming an official Jr. Logistics Analyst for SPD. In this tier of your career at SPD, your overall continued success will come from the development of a larger and stronger carrier base that can really begin to fast track your ability to cover a larger number of shipments. This will assist you in adding additional commission to the increase in base salary awarded to you in this tier of your professional and financial growth. This is an exciting time, as you continue your path in your professional growth and becoming eligible for your next opportunity for advancement to “Tier Three” as Logistics Analyst her at SPD.

Accomplishing this tier in your transportation logistics career is a huge step in achieving financial and professional success. As a Jr. Logistics Analyst, you have now received an increase in your base salary to $40,800.00 annually. You are also eligible for a commission each month after exceeding the equivalence of >$10,000.00 in gross profit margin from the shipments you receive credit for booking with a carrier. There are no cap limits on the commissions you may achieve in this compensation tier as a Logistics Analyst her at SPD.

The base salary for a Tier #2 Logistics Analyst is $40,800.00 annually plus commission. Each month, you receive a commission on each dollar of gross profit you generate that is >$10,000.00 of gross profit and you are well on your way towards the next level of advancement in your logistics career. Once you reach your TTM month anniversary date, achieved the minimum required monthly average gross profit margin dollars of >$10,000.00 a month in gross profit and performed well in all other areas of your duties, you are now eligible for a review and consideration to advance to the next tier in your logistics career. 

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Stage Three  |  Logistics Analyst

 

By accomplishing this tier in your transportation logistics career, you have been able to demonstrate that you are a competent and self-sufficient transportation logistics professional, needing very little guidance in your position.

 

As a Logistics Analyst, you have proven to be very proficient in the use of our TMS and all associated tools and processes that a logistics analyst utilizes to be proficient at their job. In addition to mastering our TMS and associated tools of the trade, you have demonstrated that you are a very valuable part of the logistics team. You have also demonstrated the ability to build your relationships with your partner carriers and keep them supplying you the needed capacity and quality service to meet the needs of all your shipments, while also averaging the monthly gross profit dollars of > $12,500.00 per month that is required each month to be eligible for this tier.   

As a Logistics Analyst, you have now received an increase in your base salary to $45,600.00 annually. You are also eligible for a commission each month after exceeding the equivalence of $12,500.00 per month in gross profit margin from the shipments you receive credit for booking with a carrier. There are no cap limit on the commissions you achieve as a Logistics Analyst her at SPD.

Achieving the status of being a Logistics Analyst for SPD is an exciting and rewarding time in your professional growth as a transportation professional. You should take pride in your accomplishments and know that the company is very proud of your efforts to help yourself grow professionally and financially, along with helping the company achieve organic growth through your efforts.

Once you have achieved this level of professional growth as a Logistics Analyst at SPD, you now have earned yourself the opportunity to advance your career in a different direction. As a successful Logistics Analyst, you are now on your way to the next tier of becoming a Senior Logistics position that involves the oversight and mentoring of other members of the logistics staff, as a Senior Logistics team member.

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Stage Four  |  Senior Logistics Analyst

 

By accomplishing this tier in your transportation logistics career, you have reached a point that you not only know how to move freight as a true logistics professional, but you become a mentor to others who aspire to reach your level of success.

 

As a Senior Logistics Analyst, you have proven to be very proficient in the use of our TMS and all associated tools and process that a logistics analyst utilizes to be proficient at their job. In addition to mastering our TMS and associated tools of the trade, you have demonstrated that you are a very valuable part of the logistics team. You have also demonstrated the ability to build your relationships with your partner carriers and keep them supplying you the needed capacity and quality service to meet the needs of all your shipments, while also averaging the monthly gross profit dollars of > $15,000.00 per month that is required to be eligible for this tier.

As a Senior Logistics Analyst, you have now received an increase in your base salary to $50,400.00 annually. You are also eligible for a commission each month after exceeding the equivalence of >$15,000.00 per month in gross profit margin from the shipments you receive credit for booking with a carrier.

 

This means that you will continue to enjoy the ability to generate more gross profit in your new role and earn more commission as you generate more gross profits from the shipments you move. There are no cap limit on the commissions you achieve as a Senior Logistics Analyst here at SPD.

More importantly, others within the department will rely on your wisdom and mentoring ability to help them grow as you have within the organization.