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Sales Rep for Corrugated Pkg Co (Seeking Hunter) CT / NE Vicinity

Posting Start Date: Jul 4, 2019

Location: Newtown, CT, US

Company: Cascades




Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. The Company employs 11,000 employees, who work in more than 90 production units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products  that customers have come to rely on.





The Containerboard Packaging Group, a division of Cascades, is the largest containerboard producer in Canada, and is also a top converter of corrugated products in the country. The Group manufactures a wide range of products made from recycled fibres for its North American customers in the food, beverage and consumer products sectors, among many others. The Division, which employs close to 3,400 people, owns six containerboard mills and nineteen corrugated products plants in Canada and the United States.

Your challenge!

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic sales professional to further develop the Connecticut market.

  • The Sales Representative will have ownership of the territory.
  • Responsible for prospecting new clients.
  • Grow the relationship with our current clients.
  • Provide comprehensive knowledge of our product line.


This position is crucial to the growth of Cascades and will offer a lot of visibility. The ideal candidate must be driven, dedicated, passionate & organized. It is required to have market knowledge (geographic and product) and live close to meet with customers daily and handle any urgent customer needs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of Cascades products and services and utilize strong analytical and business insight to identify areas of opportunity and provide actionable recommendations and solutions to increase product growth.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with other internal business groups.
  • Manage prospect activities, to include cold calls, and establish initial/follow-up appointments with customer decision-makers.
  • Prepare and deliver sales presentations to prospective new clients/current clients and follow-up with key customer decision makers to close all sales.
  • Maintain an awareness of market behavior and competitive trends to anticipate changing customer needs.
  • Build relationships and increase Cascades visibility through participation in various activities such as attending trade shows, community events, networking events, or other activities as necessary.
  • Schedule and document all activities, and develop detailed information profiles on prospective customers to facilitate acquisition of new customers.
  • Complete required Agreements and Contracts, update and maintain CRM entries, track and forecast account budgets and expense reports, and complete other paperwork in a timely manner. 


Bachelor's degree in Marketing or Business Administration

Desired Experience

  • Business, sales, marketing, product/brand management, or manufacturing experience
  • Corrugated Packaging experience
  • Design and Graphics experience
  • Technical experience with carton erecting equipment prefered
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office


  • Good communication and presentation skills (both verbal and written); able to effectively communicate to all levels of management, both internally and externally.
  • Strong active listening skills; gives full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions when appropriate, and letting others fully state their ideas.
  • Consistent with follow through; follows through on challenges as they arise; maintains a positive and persistent outlook and approach.
  • High energy, friendly, and engaging.
  • Ability to thrive and adapt in ambiguous environments.
  • Self-motivated; maintains a feeling of pride in work; has a strong work ethic and strives to achieve all goals; is competitive and has a strong desire to win; takes appropriate risks.
  • Maintains the highest level of confidentiality and is trustworthy.
  • Excellent persuasion skills; can persuade others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Good time management and organizational skills to ensure assigned responsibilities are completed in an efficient manner.

Operational Excellence

  • Apply sales best practices that are in keeping with Cascades’ strategic orientations
  • Apply the pricing strategy
  • Document administrative activities related to his/her sales (e.g., contracts, promotions, forecasts)
  • Ensure that volume growth and/or account profitability are maintained (prospecting)
  • Organize all activities to maximize efficiency
  • Facilitate discussions between his/her department and the departments concerned
  • Promote and sell solutions and products that are adapted to the needs of clients and refer products from other groups as needed

Client Focused and Innovation

  • Encourage his/her clients and unit to suggest ideas for improvement and innovation
  • Develop his/her network in the business community (e.g., industry, associations, clients)
  • Keep a watch to develop market intelligence (best practices, trends, segmentation, competition, etc.) and share it within the organization
  • Maintain professional relationships with clients and promote Cascades’ product line

Human Resources

  • Take the initiative to develop his or her skills

Health & Safety

  • Comply with the safe work standards in effect
  • Promote sound occupational health and safety management

Corporate Responsibility and Governance

  • Comply with the ethical standards of Cascades’ and its business partners, and represent Cascades’ image

Business Objectives Alignment

  • Ensure that the development and achievement of sale objectives are in keeping with the strategic plan for his/her business unit

Core competencies defined for this job

  • Accountability
  • Action-based focus
  • Active listening
  • Autonomy
  • Client-focus
  • Perseverance


Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair manner.


Nearest Major Market: Bridgeport
Nearest Secondary Market: Danbury

Job Segment: Sales Rep, Brand Manager, CRM, Branding, Sales, Marketing, Technology

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