Area Sales Representative - Industrial Packaging

  • Job Reference: PK8308
  • Date Posted: 4 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Future Recruitment Ltd
  • Website:
  • Location: Lancashire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Up to £60K + Car + Bonus + Pension
  • Sector: Packaging, Sales, Business development
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description




Up to £60K + Car + Bonus + Pension

Our client is a leading Metal and Plastics Packaging Solutions Company serving the Chemical, Food, and Liquids Handling sectors. They specialise in offering sustainable packaging solutions, from recycled content packaging to reconditioning, reuse, recycling, and professional disposal. Their customised solutions support businesses globally in achieving true sustainability at scale.

Job Overview:
We are seeking a passionate and highly motivated Area Sales Representative with experience in the IBCs or Drums markets in the UK. This field-based role requires regular visits to the office and collaboration with the UK Sales Manager, with the goal of transitioning into the Sales Manager role in the medium term.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To serve and expand the existing and new customer base.
  • Drive market share acquisition and expansion.
  • Handle quotations, tracking, and negotiations.
  • Implement price increases according to specifications.
  • Support and develop action plans for existing customers to secure and expand business areas.
  • Manage price responsibilities for existing business, including adjustments for non-index linked customers and implementing indexed customer price adjustments.
  • Track and manage payment methods (DSO, payment terms, credit insurance).
  • Monitor market trends and competitor developments.
  • Conduct regular customer visits.


  • Minimum of 4 years in Sales or Customer Service, preferably within the Industrial Packaging industry.
  • University degree or a technical/commercial apprenticeship.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • Hands-on mentality with a self-initiative approach.
  • Strong assertiveness and negotiation skills.
  • Team and customer-oriented work habits.
  • Willingness to travel.

If you are an experienced sales professional with a background in industrial packaging and are looking to advance your career, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience

Our Client is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.