Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager

Whittle Road, Corby, Northants, NN17 5DX

Full Time / Permanent

Do you want to work for a company who...

  • cares for its employees & customers in equal measure?
  • is serious about sustainability & the environmental impact of its products & processes?
  • can provide a long-term future & personal development for those who aspire?

If yes, then read on to find out more about the job on offer at Smurfit Kappa

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The Role

Smurfit Kappa CRP have an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Manager to join our external sales team based in our Litho business in Corby. This role will report into the General Manager and will be a remote working role with national coverage in the UK & Ireland. The role will be to manage and develop key existing accounts and directly develop new business sales and relationships with value added brands to meet set budgets for our Smurfit Kappa Litho business.


The main duties of the role will be;

  • Maintain, strengthen and develop key customer relationships.
  • Work closely with the Customer Services Team to ensure business KPI’s are met whilst providing a high level of service to our customers.
  • To regularly visit customers at their premises to initiate and progress projects.
  • Create meaningful business plans for major accounts using the SKG Value Selling process.
  • To manage the development of projects with new and existing customers through the relevant internal departments
  • Working with internal departments to advise and recommend design and commercial solutions in line with the retailer and client’s requirements.
  • Provide additional market and internal support to the General Manager where required on specific business improvement projects.
  • Develop new business with existing and new brands.

Skills, Knowlege, Experience

  • Proactively manage accounts to deliver annualised sales targets
  • Highly responsive customer focused approach
  • Confident and professional in approach to internal and external stakeholders
  • A good understanding of the decorative packaging market
  • Ability to work in a demanding customer centred role delivering against agreed deadlines, priorities and targets
  • Excellent attention to detail and high work ethic
  • A good team player with strong organisational skills
  • Proficient in using Microsoft office products
  • Ability to manage projects and communicate to both customers and the internal team effectively and with confidence and leadership
  • A will to provide exceptional levels of service to all customers and stakeholders
  • Actively engage and participate in all elements of Health and Safety requirements, whilst utilising the Health and Safety systems available.
  • Work in accordance with sites certifications

What's on offer...

  • 25 days annual leave (plus 8 statutory) as standard
  • Contributory pension scheme (plus ad hoc access to independent financial advice)
  • Training & development
  • Free on site parking
  • Employee Assistance - 24/7 free & confidential support to both you and your family
  • Access to on site mental health and wellbeing support
  • Regular health assessments (role dependent)
  • Cycle to work scheme

Who are we?

We are a market-leading manufacturer of sustainable paper-based packaging. We care deeply about the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, the communities in which we operate, and the service provided to our customers. 

We have an incredibly loyal and capable workforce who we invest time in developing and encourage to reach their full potential; and you too could become a valued member of our ‘family’.

We strive to create a fully inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds are free to be themselves and succeed. We value different perspectives, skills and experiences and welcome applications from all communities.   

We are:

  • A Disability Confident Employer and guarantee an interview to candidates who meet our essential criteria.
  • Open to considering flexible working, such as part-time hours, hybrid working and other flexible options.
  • Happy to offer a wide range of Family Friendly policies including emergency time off for dependants and to provide generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave provisions for our valued colleagues.

To find out more about the hiring organisation please search for 'Better Planet Packaging Europe'.

Salary Competitive

Status Permanent

Type Full time

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Whittle Road
NN17 5DX
United Kingdom

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