Poised to reach 54 percent annual growth in corporate sales by year-end, Unishippers Global Logistics, LLC is doubling its corporate sales and customer support departments.
The Salt Lake City-based third-party logistics company, with franchises all over the nation, plans to fill 120 local full-time and part-time sales and operations positions by the end of the year.
The 30-year transportation and franchise industry veteran is a leading provider of third-party logistics (3PL) services to more than 50,000 small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) through a network of nearly 300 franchise locations and affiliate outlets. With the corporate sales team adding 500 new customers each month, the business unit has also outgrown its home office and will be co-locating with Unishippers corporate staff and moving to a 50,000-plus square foot office space this September at 7158 FLSmidth Drive in Midvale, Utah.
"With shipping carriers increasingly seeing the value of reaching SMBs and businesses becoming more comfortable working with 3PLs, we're poised for strong, continued growth and are prepared to meet the demand," said Jon Petersen, director of operations at Unishippers' company-owned unit. "We've made several key management hires on our sales team over the past year, who have been instrumental in refining our new hire onboarding process. This new process has reduced the time needed to bring new employees up to speed and has played an integral role in our growth thus far."
Unishippers' company-owned operation was developed three years ago to rapidly expand its salesforce and customer service expertise. Joe Curtis, president of the operating unit, added, "Unishippers focuses on providing shipping services to the small to mid-size business market. This market is estimated at a staggering $100 billion and Unishippers has a relatively small market share, even taking into account our impressive growth over the past couple of years."
This team, which is largely comprised of sales and customer support positions, is focused on customer satisfaction, sales efficiency, customer retention, and testing new operational techniques and technology that can then be passed on to the greater Unishippers franchise network. Most of the positions available are for this team.
Unishippers seeks prospective employees from a wide range of work experience and education levels – including shipping industry veterans, recent college graduates, people who are transitioning careers, and college students who are working part-time while in school. No sales experience is required to join the sales team thanks to a robust training program that emphasizes accountability and development for every employee. Additionally, due to the organization's rapid growth, there are an increasing number of opportunities for those seeking professional advancement.
Michael Harris, who started in a part-time, entry-level sales position at Unishippers and worked his way up to a sales manager, said, "So often, people associate sales as a mundane, call center-like job, but my experience with Unishippers has been the complete opposite. We pride ourselves as being a high-energy environment where no two days are ever the same because of the myriad of carriers and types of customers we work with that have all different types of shipments and come from a variety of industries. Our winning culture is contagious and the learning never stops. The environment is fun and rewarding, and you get to help businesses grow as you assist in their shipping needs."
The new office is conveniently located near a TRAX Station, across the street from Topgolf and surrounded by several new restaurants in the developing area. Outside of traditional employment benefits, sales consultants enjoy a generous commission structure and residual income from every sale. Plus, Unishippers offers flexible scheduling and part-time employment.
Visit the careers section at www.unishippers.com to learn more about Unishippers current job openings.