Sales Account Manager

The Smurfit Kappa Group plc are Europe's leading corrugated packaging company and one of the leading paper-based packaging companies in the world. An industry leader with 46,000 employees globally, 350 production sites around the world, with locations in 23 countries in Europe and 13 countries in the Americas.

People are at the heart of the organisation and we are constantly working towards creating a fully inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds are free to be themselves and can succeed. Diversity makes sense for us, for our customers and for our future. We value different perspectives, skills and experiences, and welcome applications from all sections of our communities.

Smurfit Kappa Corrugated UK 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.

This role is Full time.  The successful candidate will need to be able to work flexibly and will be part of the Sales Team, with responsibility for managing all market activities relating to nominated accounts.

You will have a very well-developed commercial awareness increasing margins and seeking improvements by being involved in internal and external CTO projects.

You will possess excellent inter-personal skills to build relationships of trust with senior stakeholders both within customer organisations and internally at Smurfit Kappa supporting the Pan-European Account Team as necessary.

You must have a clean driving license and be able to travel to visit customers and prospective customers at their site(s).

You will be a creative problem solver seeking ingenious solutions to meet customer needs.

Ideally you will have experience of Corrugated; packaging or an allied sector as well as manufacturing experience in a FMGC environment.

You must be a team player but also be willing to able to work alone managing your workload and time effectively.

    • Significant experience in the management of multi-site and key accounts
    • Excellent management skills with a strong drive to deliver Customer satisfaction, budget performance as well as sustainable profit and volume growth
    • Excellent communicator with the ability to see things from someone else’s point of view. Manage relationships whilst driving the company towards continuous improvement
    • Excellent commercial awareness of all areas of the Supply Chain
    • Ability to make and communicate effective and concise decisions
    • Ideally educated to degree level with a knowledge of the Packaging sector or related area of manufacturing


Competative salary

25 days annual leave & 8 bank holidays

Canteen (Subsidised)

On site free parking

Employment assistance programme. 

Permanent full time position.

This role reports directly to the Sales Director and is part of a forward thinking and energetic team.  Weston super Mare is a well established site and Smurfit Kappa has an excellent reputation as an employer of choice.

Salary per month

Status Permanent

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Closing Date for Applications


Winterstoke Crescent
Oldmixon Estate
Weston super Mare
BS24 9BH
United Kingdom

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