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Field Sales Executive - Flexible Packaging
Competitive + Car/Allowance + Bonus + Pension.
Location: UK Wide Sector: Packaging
Reference: GYJ1570 Sub-Sector: Flexibles
Contact: Gary Young Telephone: 0141 647 6688
Role Location: UK Wide
- Field based / home working / travel both inside and outside the UK

Role Reporting to: General Manager

Our established and successful Client is a leading Printer and Converter of Flexible Packaging, specialising in the printing and conversion of films, paper, aluminium foil and laminate structures.

They are seeking to expand their current sales team by appointing a Sales Executive to generate new business from across all market sectors by evaluating customer needs and promoting solutions from their range of products and services.

Main duties/responsibilities:

Confidently promote and sell our Client's full range of flexible packaging solutions across all market sectors.

Generate prospects, follow up leads, and convert into profitable new business.

Deliver presentations to prospective clients to aid business development.

Maintain and develop good relationships with customers to achieve profitable business growth.
Represent the Company at trade exhibitions, events and demonstrations.

Provide input into the Company’s sales and marketing strategies, in identifying new business opportunities and threats to the business.

Liaise closely with internal functions, eg Customer Services, Technical, Process Development, QA.

Person specification:

Proven sales background in the flexible packaging industry is essential.

Knowledge of gravure and / or Flexo and associated conversion processes would be beneficial.

Demonstrable ability to generate leads and contact decision makers using a variety of approaches, eg cold calling, networking, research.

Must be capable of presenting effective and innovative solutions to customers.   
Must have excellent influencing, negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills.

Current and valid UK driving licence is essential.
Competent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook Email) are essential.

Must have access to suitable / secure home office accommodation.

Production Equipment:-

Printing machines from 1 to 9 colours.
BOPP, Paper, PET Printing
Soft & Hard Tempered Foil Printing
In-Line PVdC coating
In-Line Coldseal
In-Line Acrylic coating

State of the art laminators which can be linked together
Unique Triplex lamination
In Line Printing and coating
Ability to laminate up to 700mu materials
Strip Lamination

High speed slitting machines
Foil slitting machine

Other Capabilities:-
Pouch and Bag Making
Single Mono-layer heat seal coated lidding films
Digital Printing
Short Run ability for mock ups and samples
Doy Pack Supply
Pre-made bags

***Please supply CV in word rather than PDF***


This position has now been filled, but has been left on our website as we have other similar vacancies to this on an ongoing basis that might interest you. More importantly, we have vacancies that are not advertised due to their confidential nature therefore it would certainly be in your interest to email your CV, as a word document, depending on which sector you are in, to :-

Head of Packaging recruitment – Greg Nelson – greg@harrison-scott.co.uk

Head of Print recruitment–Neil Pearson – neil@harrison-scott.co.uk

Head Paper recruitment – Gary Young – gary@harrison-scott.co.uk

Board level, account management and all levels of sales vacancies –

George Thompson – george@harrison-scott.co.uk

Our divisional heads will then email your CV internally to the consultant who specialises in your exact sector, for example a category of packaging is cartons, a category of print is print management, in fact we have over 30 specialist categories. Our specialist consultant will contact you if we have a live vacancy that matches, or contact you in the near future as soon a good match to skill set and experience becomes available.