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 www.westrock.com.
The Sales Representative will provide sales and business development support for our corrugate paper manufacturing plant in Chicago Metro, IL. This individual will improve WestRock customer partnerships in addition to nurturing and growing new ones.
How you will impact WestRock
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 management 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:
Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or equivalent years of experience
Experience in corrugated or folding carton is preferred, but will also consider specialty paper, or printing paper experience.
2-3+ years in successful sales role—ability to prospect new business
Ability to Travel (mostly local travel)
Excellent communication skills.
Plus (Nice to Have):
Knowledge of SalesForce is a plus
Knowledge of D&B Hoovers is a plus
Direct knowledge/experience in corrugated paper is a great plus
What we offer:
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 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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