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Key Account Manager

Key Account Manager | North of England | Competitive salary + benefits | Permanent

VPK have been producing innovative and protective cardboard packaging since 1935. We pride ourselves on manufacturing products which are fully recyclable, supporting the circular economy.

Now is an exhilarating time to join VPK, we were awarded UK Packaging Company of The Year 2021 and we don't plan on stopping there, we have future growth plans, meaning you can be proud of the company you work for and play a key role in contributing to VPK's vision and goals.

We are seeking a proven, dynamic and self-motivated sales professional, with knowledge of working in the corrugated/packaging industry, working remotely in the North of England.

As a Key Account Manager you will:

  • Manage your time to achieve your own personal objectives, which includes building and maintaining your own pipeline to deliver your own budget and ensuring that SLA`s and stock agreements are adhered to, for the benefit of both parties.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications and maintaining personal networks.
  • Ensure that your sales pipeline is maintained accurately and fit for your regions needs, as described and documented in 1-2-1 meetings with Regional Sales Manager.
  • Develop and communicate with the Regional Sales Manager and Head of UK Sales (or Sales & Marketing Director), a clear sales strategy for your area.
  • Ensure that all of your, customer contracts and agreements are filed and maintained on the public drive and that all Paper Price Index reviews are carried out and applied in accordance with the customers SLA.
  • Ensure that the businesses sales strategy is carried out at a regional, local and personal level.

Skills/experience required

  • It is essential to have external sales experience within the corrugated/packaging industry.
  • The ability to self motive.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to resolve conflict.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.


  • Annual bonus scheme - up to 20% of salary.
  • Company car.
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays).
  • Individual healthcare cash plan, including cash back on key medical costs, retail discount and 24/7 EAP services.
  • Life assurance.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Company Sick pay.
  • Ongoing training and development.
  • Refer a friend scheme.

About VPK

VPK is an award winning international packaging supplier with more than 6,400 employees in 70 locations across 20 countries. In the UK we have six specialist sites producing high quality sustainable packaging from shelf ready to e-commerce products for our customers. Our products are manufactured to order for many blue chip companies within the food and manufacturing sectors which makes VPK one of the packaging industry leaders.

Key Account Manager

VPK Group
North West England
no work experience required

Published on 1 Jul 2022

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