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Title:  Account Executive

Requisition ID:  12905-159

Portland, OR, US, 97217

Category:  Sales & Business Development
Travel:  Up to 75%

This job is located in the Pacific Northwest

Graphic Packaging International is a sustainable and innovative Fortune 500 company seeking a Sales Account Executive based out of the Pacific Northwest. This person will responsible for managing and growing accounts with a strong focus on developing a new portfolio of regional customers. Ideal candidates will have five or more years of relevant sales and account management experience in the packaging industry (or a closely related field). 


Job Functions include but are not limited to:

  • Develop new regional folding carton business and drive commercialization.
  • Drive products sales into new and existing markets.
  • Use Salesforce tool for account management and lead generation.
  • Ability to operate independently and as part of a team supporting regional sales strategies.
  • Provide technical support for paperboard packaging solutions.
  • Participate in weekly team sales meeting, while providing regular reports on territory activity for the Regional Leadership Team.
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of technologies used in the food packaging industry,

Required Skills

  • Excellent oral/written communication skills. 
  • Time management skills. 
  • Proven history negotiating and commercializing new business.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of advocating an organization’s services/products/capabilities to customers through personal meeting and formal presentations.
  • Ability to work productively and independently in a remote setting.
  • Routine usage of PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.

Required Experience

5 years demonstrated sales experience in the folding carton industry or equivalent combination or experience and education.

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.

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