At Packaging Corporation of America (PCA), we think of ourselves as more than a box manufacturer. We are an ideas and solutions company. We seek to be the leader in helping our customers — large and small — package, transport and display products of all kinds. It just happens to be that corrugated products are our area of expertise.
At PCA, you’ll find the best people in the industry operating in a “golden rule” culture. We actively promote mutually rewarding relationships with each other and our customers by advocating respect for every individual, ethical and fair practices, and the highest standards in what we say and do. PCA is proud to have a highly skilled and experienced team leading the way.
As a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest producers of containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the U.S., PCA offers customers broad expertise and economies of scale, while our multiple plant locations let us rapidly meet the local needs of our customers.
We are seeking resumes for a Corrugated Business Associate (Entry Level Sales) (1 Opening) in our SYRACUSE, NY facility.
Description of role: The incumbent is expected to exercise solid judgment in prioritizing projects and determining how the department’s limited resources can be utilized for maximum return. The individual is expected to have strong communication skills and the ability to influence colleagues to ensure desired outcomes; individual also needs to interact with the Plant General Managers, Sales Managers and Sales Reps on an ongoing basis. The incumbent is expected to be able to prioritize requests and ensure the department does not miss any customer driven deadlines. This position is a part of the GIFT program (Generational Investment for Tomorrow). The individual, post-training, will move into a Sales Representative role as a part of the Syracuse, NY sales team.
What is PCA’s GIFT Program? PCA GIFT is a comprehensive training program designed to give the incumbent experience in all departments of a containerboard plant and the packaging industry as a whole. Departments include Production, Design, Sales, Accounting, Customer Service and Quality. The training lasts anywhere from 10-14 months. At the end of the training, the incumbent transitions into a full-time position either at the sponsoring plant, or another plant that has an opening in the field they desire to pursue. The program is designed to help build bench strength across all departments for future management and growth opportunities.
Willingness and ability to learn new software packages.
Strong math and sales analysis skills.
Ability to prepare and ensure the highest quality of written correspondence with attention to style, content and structure.
Knowledge of corporate guidelines and understanding of company organization and structure.
Ability to build relationships and work effectively in a team environment.
Ability to manage change.
Exhibit a professional and positive demeanor with a high degree of commitment.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment, prioritizing assignments, and handling multiple tasks simultaneously and independently.
Excellent communication skills and ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization.
Strong work ethic and attention to detail
Ability to travel as needed. The GIFT class travels 3 times per year for professional development training and networking
Responsible for knowing and following policies and procedures of the company; for sharing information that would benefit other members of the team; and for finding ways to improve the delivery of service to our customers.
Continually strive to strengthen PCA’s business philosophy of meeting needs and exceeding expectation for customers. This includes supporting PCA’s Commitment to Service which involves doing what’s right for our customers, focusing on strategies that add value and support growth, and keeping the promises that we make.
PCA provides a competitive comprehensive benefits package.
PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.
Graduation date between December 2018 and May 2019 required.
Education equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree required.
High level of competence with Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Microsoft Access, a plus.
Bachelor’s Degree or course work in Packaging Engineering/Science, Marketing, Business, Advertising or Sales
The successful candidate must possess the following Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to network and build relationships with individuals of various experience and corporate levels both within and outside of the company.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment and handle multiple requests simultaneously.
Ability to work off shifts (ie: 2nd or 3rd) during manufacturing training, if needed.
Strong listening, evaluating, and problem solving skills. Ability to create alternative solutions and meet deadlines.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 01937
About Packaging Corporation of America
Who We Are
At PCA, we think of ourselves as more than a box manufacturer. We are an ideas and solutions company. We seek to be the leader in helping our customers — large and small — package, transport and display products of all kinds. It just happens to be that corrugated products are our area of expertise.
So a partnership with PCA isn’t just about buying boxes. It’s about building a relationship with a knowledgeable, trusted, committed source; adding value to your business; and actively contributing to your success in the marketplace.
Whether you are looking for conventional shipping containers, custom-printed corrugated boxes, custom packaging or eye-catching retail visual displays, PCA is here to deliver the right packaging solution on time and on budget.
Why We Do What We Do
At PCA, our people are as sharp at posing questions as they are at providing answers. With good reason… We realize that the key to offering responsive customer service is never taking our customers for granted. That’s why at the same time you’re learning about our products and how we do business, we’re learning about yours.
So don’t be surprised if PCA people collaborate more than you’r...e used to, or engage you in conversations that go beyond flute profiles and stacking strength. For PCA people, it’s all about understanding customer service — doing our very best to give you the ideas and products that support your needs.