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Carrier Sales Intern - Summer 2022 - Chicago Loop

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
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# of Openings
Carrier Sales
Position Type

Job Summary

Now interviewing Carrier Sales Interns to join our team at our satellite HQ in Chicago for Summer 2022. Must be graduating between August 2022 to May 2023 to qualify. 


Interns help execute on the commitments BlueGrace is making to our customers.  Main job responsibilities include prospecting leads, tracking assigned loads, qualifying carriers, and selling to our carrier partners.  Our interns will leave BlueGrace with a better understanding of the transportation industry and the role it plays in business planning and decision making.  They will also see the impact it has on them as a consumer.  Interns will develop entry level sales and negotiation skills in real world transportation transactions. 



We value your dreams and believe in paying it forward.


BlueGrace Culture

  • 5-time winner of the Business Journal “Best Places to Work” Award
  • 2-time winner of the Tiny Pulse “Happiest Company” Award
  • Regular contributor to Metropolitan Ministries, Humane Society, and charities nationwide
  • Learn more about our culture on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter – Follow @CultureBG


Life is already complicated-why not keep it simple?


BlueGrace Facts & Figures

  • BlueGrace is one of the fastest growing transportation management services in the US
  • Founded with 24 employees in Riverview, Florida, now have over 500 nationwide
  • Featured on the Inc. 500 since 2012, as one of the fastest growing companies in America
  • Backed by a $255 million private equity investment by Warburg Pincus
  • Serving over 10,000 satisfied customers


It’s not in our DNA to settle for average or to come in second place.



  •  Call TL carrier providers to fulfill commitments made to customers
  • Negotiate rates
  • Document and communicate offers
  • Book loads
  • Use discretion to determine when to bring options above the notated Carrier Buy Rates to service our existing clients
  • Communicate and act on potential service failures or critical delays
  • Obtain proper paperwork where applicable
  • Develop and manage carrier portfolio of “owned carriers”
  • Selection of carriers is determined by the Carrier Rep under company ownership guidelines
  • Follow proper carrier qualification processes
  • Generate carrier capacity for targeted lanes from BG’s internally built database, as well as other outside sources the Carrier Rep has access to.
  • High volume lanes
  • Customer commitments and future opportunities
  • Problem lanes
  • Niche markets
  • Push new carrier set-ups via RMIS
  • Identify and channel market and capacity trends when applicable
  • Assist in developing and updating regional pricing
  • Resolve carrier conflict, which include negotiating accessorials that occur in-transit
  • Escalate critical items to upper management for guidance in issue resolution


Chaos will happen in life. It’s where all the good stories originate.



  • Must be graduating between August 2021 and May 2023
  • Should have an interest in a full-time career as a sales professional, be money-motivated, competitive and driven
  • Must be available to work 40 hours per week between late May/early June through early August
  • Previous sales experience preferred, but not required
  • Previous transportation experience preferred, but not required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills over the phone, through written communication, and in person
  • Ability to set and manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment


Choose a work place that values your happiness, health and wants you to succeed.


Employee Benefits

  • Get paid for hands-on sales experience in a booming industry
  • Team building opportunities
  • Opportunity to earn a full-time offer
  • Medical benefits, vacation/PTO available with full-time employment



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