Sales Representative - Akron, OH

About WestRock
WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at

Career Opportunity
A typical day in the life of a Sales Representative (OH territory) is spent calling on existing customers and developing new partnerships for long term success. They do this by identifying the packaging needs of existing customers, while finding new customers and markets for growth within the Ravenna/Akron, OH area.  You will be supporting our corrugate plant in Ravenna, OH for the territory.  This involves extensive “local” travel, but you’re home most nights.
How you will impact WestRock:
•Self-Motivated for the purpose of “Winning Together”
•Plan Strategies to establish and maintain account relationships and meet personal sales targets. Develops business plans for each account.
•Coordinate and use company resources (i.e., technical, advertising) to provide value added services to accounts.
•Develop strong client relationships that provide significant input to planning company product, pricing and service strategies.
•Support supervisor and other sales professionals in developing new market opportunities in the designated territory or market.
•Solicit new business opportunities within territory.
•Provide analysis and information on sales forecast and budget preparation.
What you need to succeed:
•Manufacturing or production sales experience; corrugated paper, packaging experience strongly preferred.
•3-5 years of successful sales or related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. High school diploma required, Bachelor’s Degree highly preferred.
•Technology proficient. Knowledge of helpful.
•Ability to work successfully from a home office and travel; mostly home at night but there is overnight travel included.
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; strong drive and initiative; professional presentation.  Proven successful sales record.
What we offer
Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence
Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities
An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential
A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.
WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.

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