Our Drayage Operations Team is looking for an energetic and competitive Drayage Specialist who is willing to go the extra mile for the sales team, Ally’s customers and drayage carriers. We are looking for someone with a self starter mentality to assist in the development and success of our Drayage Department through sourcing and building carrier relationships. This position includes collaborating with the department head, the drayage specialist team, as well as direct customers and carriers to help convert more business opportunities through drayage shipments. Our team is looking for the right individual who is team oriented and confident in their ability and skill to develop enduring carrier relationships and ultimately, help assist in the success of the Drayage Department development.

The Ally Logistics team is committed to hustling each day, because #HUSTLE means something more here. Our mission as a company is To Move Freight, Better. This mission bleeds into everything we do, as we are continually on a quest for better - better service, better communication, better culture, better technology, better growth. We’re striving to be better for ourselves so we can continue to be better for our customers, carriers, employees, and community.

Ally Logistics has been ranked for the third year in a row on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies, ranking #4 in Michigan and #1 in the Grand Rapids metro for 2021. We’re also one of Crain’s Cool Places to Work and one of the Best & Brightest® Employers. It’s no wonder we have a 93% retention rate - our team really does love working here.

KEY ATTRIBUTES FOR SUCCESS:

  • High level of self motivation. This is not just another job that requires you to be “self-motivated.” Success in their role requires an active and confident pursuit at all times.
  • Healthy sense of competition. We need you to be able to quickly bounce back from rejection with a positive attitude, and to constantly be pushing for that win.
  • #HUSTLE mentality. #HUSTLE means something different at Ally. Click here to learn more about our company culture.
  • Natural problem-solver. A lot of your day-to-day tasks will involve problem-solving, so we need someone who can identify those problems with confidence before they even arise.
  • Diligence. We’re looking for team members who are whole-heartedly committed to maintaining high levels of customer service and meeting team goals regularly. There will be difficult seasons, and we need to know you can handle them.
  • Confidence. Nobody’s perfect. But we need to know you are confident in your ability to overcome obstacles and use rejections as a motivation to keep going.
  • Organization. This is a fast-paced industry and no two days are alike. We need to know you can stay on top of your tasks in order to achieve your goals.
  • Relationship-oriented. We focus on building relationships with our customers, not just completing a transaction.
  • Resourceful. We’re looking for someone who is confident enough to hit the ground running and use their resources wisely.
  • Financially-motivated. A career in sales at Ally Logistics offers unlimited income opportunities, if you have the #HUSTLE to get there. We’re looking for someone that considers financial success a key goal in their career.

JOB DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Building and establishing carrier relationships to grow our drayage carrier network
  • Communicating and negotiating rates with drayage specific carriers
  • Sourcing drayage carrier options for customer drayage opportunities
  • Providing updates and solutions to team members
  • High volume phone and email outreach
  • Tracking and tracing drayage specific loads
  • Assisting in training the drayage processes to sales and operations personnel

BENEFITS:

  • Health Insurance Plan
  • Dental Insurance Plan
  • Vision Insurance Plan
  • 401K Plan w/ Employer Match
  • Life Insurance Plan (100% employer paid)
  • PTO Plan (3 weeks PTO for new employees)
  • 6 paid holidays
  • Maternity and paternity leave

ADDITIONAL PERKS:

  • Comprehensive training program to set you up for success
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • In-office gym complete with strength equipment, cardio machines, and pelotons
  • Fully-stocked beverage cooler and espresso machine
  • Various team activities and events throughout the year

QUALIFICATIONS:

A successful candidate must possess the following traits/skills-

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Sales experience preferred
  • Alignment with Ally’s #HUSTLE values
  • A go-getter and self-starter
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A highly confident, yet humble, personality
  • Must be comfortable in a fast-paced and high-energy environment
  • Must be a problem-solver, seeking to find solutions before problems even arise

ADDITIONAL INFO:

A cover letter is highly recommended, even if it's brief. Tell us why you are a fit.