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Sales Trainee Program - 2024

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United States  Atlanta, United States
Graduate Programme, Sales, English
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Job Description:

(COMPANY NAME) (NYSE :WRK) is a global leader in sustainable paper and packaging solutions. We are materials scientists, packaging designers, mechanical engineers and manufacturing experts with a shared purpose: Innovate Boldly. Package Sustainably. Guided by our values of integrity, respect, accountability and excellence, we use leading science and technology to more fiber-based packaging forward.

Sales Development Program

Career Opportunity:

(COMPANY NAME) Company is seeking individuals, with a strong interest in sales, to become a part of the Sales Development Program. The program is designed to accelerate the development of entry level sales talent and is comprised of rotations in manufacturing, customer service, marketing, and sales. Upon successful completion of the program, the Associate will be placed in sales role a focus on new business development.

What you need to succeed:
* Degree completion from an accredited Bachelors' program in packaging, graphic communication, or business-related field
* Leadership capabilities that reflect our core values of integrity, respect, excellence, and accountability
* Drive to achieve results and willingness to continue to search for solutions in a complex and challenging sales environment
* Strong ability to solve multi-dimensional problems and make clear and concise recommendations
* Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills; highly collaborative style and comfort working with all levels; excellent presentation and active listening skills
* Natural curiosity and commitment to learning; ability to self-pace learning within a manufacturing environment
* Intercultural awareness
* Strong capabilities with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
* Must be willing to relocate for training program and for permanent role

How you will impact (COMPANY NAME):

The program begins with a structured learning course designed to introduce the Associate to (COMPANY NAME) - its values, customers and products. Associates will visit (COMPANY NAME) manufacturing facilities and complete a self-paced learning program designed to:
* Gain a strong working knowledge of the complete folding carton manufacturing process and unique capabilities within the Consumer Food platform
* Foster effective plant, sales and customer relationships, developing a through and proactive problem solving and service mindset
* Understand how (COMPANY NAME) onboards new business, resolves quality issues, and services customers from design development to manufacturing to distribution
* Gain exposure to breadth of capabilities within the (COMPANY NAME) consumer and corrugated divisions
The second portion of the program affords the Associate the opportunity to learn more about (COMPANY NAME)'s products and services and the key responsibilities of a (COMPANY NAME) sales professional to support (COMPANY NAME)'s Play to Win strategy. Assignments in this area may include:
* Work with the marketing team to understand the industry, end markets, consumer behaviors and needs, market segments, geographies, customers & competitors in order to develop an effective prospecting plan for profitable growth
* Observe sales presentations and receive coaching on customer oriented selling tools and presentations
* Understand and be able to communicate (COMPANY NAME) key value differentiators
* Work under a sales mentor, understanding and experiencing the daily activities/functions of a folding carton sales professional
* Support sales activities, in a specific region, to help achieve sales goals and foster good relations with customers
* Attend (COMPANY NAME) sponsored sales training

(COMPANY NAME) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create and maintain a diverse workforce where everyone feels valued, respected, and included. (COMPANY NAME) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law

Source: Company website
Posted on: 10 Feb 2024
Type of job: Graduate Programme
Industry: Consumer Goods
Languages: English
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