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WestRock Company Sales Trainee in Devens, Massachusetts

Sales Trainee – Devens & Springfield, MA

The Opportunity:

WestRock- Springfield/Devens is currently seeking a Sales Trainee who is interested in a career in the paperboard and packaging industry. Ideal candidates will have some sales experience, preferably with an undergraduate degree. The goal of the program is to give the trainee the knowledge and tools needed to transition into a Sales Representative role. The Sales Trainee will receive on the job training at the Springfield and Devens, Massachusetts facilities.

How You will Impact WestRock:

The role of Sales Trainee

Learn how to manage supplier relationships with an established location

Develop rapport with customers by making periodic visits and exploring specific needs

Learn how to anticipate new opportunities by identifying problems/opportunities within the customer’s organization

Learn how to strategically sell company value to customers

Learn sales policies, job functions and expectations leading to the position of Sales Representative

What You Need to Succeed:

Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Business; or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Excellent communication skills.

Negotiation skills, sales, budgeting/forecasting, and financial analysis.

Creative problem solving, analytical thinking.

Ability to communicate and form relationships at all levels within the organization.

MS Office and Excel Skills.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, goal-oriented, motivated by commission earnings and success, and open to interdepartmental training in graphics, manufacturing, etc.

What We Offer:

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.