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Estimated Pay $14 per hour
Hours Full-time
Location Riverside, Missouri

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About this job

The Food Packaging Specialist is a technical sales role, catering to a customer base largely focused on animal proteins. As a member of the Bunzl Processor Division food packaging team, the candidate will support business development by supplying technical knowledge and guidance for food packaging materials. The role’s primary focus is on sales growth by assisting National Account and Field Sales representatives. By understanding customers’ needs, the Food Packaging Specialist will utilize their knowledge of BPD material offerings as well as their relationship with BPD vendors to provide materials which meet or exceed performance expectations. The Food Packaging Specialist will work with Category Management by providing input on vendor material offerings and customer demands. They will also collaborate with BPD Equipment Service Specialists during film trials and as needed for troubleshooting.  

Due to the significant travel involved, the ideal candidate will live near a major airport in one of these states:  TX, PA, IL, or MO.

Your career path has many avenues available for you to succeed. Are you looking to advance at a rate that matches your ambition and skill set? At Bunzl, we understand and want to invest in you. With our multi-career options, you’ll not only be able to find the adventure you are looking for today, but can be confident that new opportunities will be there for advancement in your future. 

At Bunzl, we know that our employees are our number one asset. We seek to recruit and retain the right people who are passionate about our business and we provide opportunities for our employees so that they may progress within our company based on their talents, experiences, and their aptitude.    

Responsibilities:

  • Assist sales team as needed for customer calls and provide guidance on prospective customers.
  • Identify opportunities within accounts for core BPD packaging items and potential new items.
  • Through voice of the customer, identify opportunities where BPD films can offer improvements such as: reduced leakers, decreased downtime, increased shelf life, and overall performance.
  • Ensure successful transition of packaging at the customer.
  • Collaborate with Equipment Specialists as needed for film trials and troubleshooting.
  • Work with Sales Management to promote product line growth strategies.
  • Understand vendor capabilities to meet technical needs and assist in identifying new vendors for growth opportunities.
  • Provide training sessions for the sales team as needed.
  • Participate in vendor training, industry tradeshows, and internal sales training/leadership development.
  • Actively participate in creating and implementing BPD packaging strategies.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent technical experience in the field of work.
  • Preferred 5 or more years’ experience in food packaging industry. Distribution experience a plus.
  • Sales experience in a relevant market such as food/meat processing a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office. Note that Excel is used regularly
  • Ability to quickly learn new computer programs. AS400 experience a plus.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Because of the distribution model, it is important that the candidate work well with a diverse group. Must be able to provide customer service to BPD sales, BPD customers, and work well with the BPD packaging team as well as vendors.
  • Significant travel is required. Minimum of 50%.

 

So, what are you waiting for? A new career awaits you with endless opportunities.

Bunzl is a global leader in the Cleaning & Hygiene, Food Processing, Grocery, Health Care, Non-Food Retail, and Safety industries. We have grown both organically and through acquisitions to sales in excess of $10 billion.  Bunzl North America is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.  Bunzl North America owns and operates more than 100 warehouses and serves all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and parts of the Caribbean and Mexico. With more than 5,000 employees and 400,000 plus supplies, Bunzl is regarded as a leading supplier in North America.

Bunzl Distribution offers competitive salaries, a comfortable work environment, and a full range of benefits including a 401k with a company match.

Bunzl Distribution has a tradition of commitment to equal employment opportunity. It is the established policy to attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex/gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status as provided by law.  

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)