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International Paper Company

Recycling Services Representative

International Paper Company - Omaha, NE

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.
Recycling Services Representative – Omaha, NE 

The Recycling Representative is responsible for ethically and professionally representing International Paper in the recycling marketplace. This position is responsible for maintaining the existing customer accounts and developing new profitable business for the Company. A Recycling Representative’s role is to evaluate a supplier’s recycling needs and offers, through consultative sales techniques, recommendations to fulfill those needs in order to generate and maintain profitability to achieve unit objectives and business goals. Executing business development activities through all phases of the sales process including prospect development, cold calling, submitting proposals, and actively competing for recovered fiber from commercial, manufacturing, and industrial business that generate recyclable materials is a primary function of this role.  Some examples of these include printers, distribution centers, and manufacturing businesses. The position requires an individual that is self motivated and capable of selling a service rather than a product and acquiring new customers that are profitable while meeting their recycling demands.
This position is located at our Omaha, NE Recycling Plant
Key Functions:

Develops and secures profitable recyclable material supply for the plant.
Understands plant costs and applies that knowledge through the use of account profitability analysis tools
Understands the plant's capabilities and sources fiber accordingly, using professional selling skills to acquire new business.
Develops and executes an effective prospecting and fiber procurement plan
Monitors recycling market pricing and adjusts existing supplier pricing as needed to maintain satisfactory margin
Acts as a liaison between the supplier and the plant to ensure timely, accurate information flow between the two in order to maintain a positive long term relationship.

Develops a clear understanding of supplier's business and critical requirements through frequent visits to supplier’s facilities.
Handles supplier complaints promptly and effectively.
Practices effective time and territory management.
Functions effectively as a member of the plant fiber sourcing team.
Interfaces effectively with other departments and maintains open lines of communication with stakeholders.

Job Requirements
Required Qualifications:

Minimum two years successful direct outside sales or fiber sourcing experience.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple responsibilities.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated customer/supplier focus with the ability to listen, understand and analyze the needs of customers/suppliers.
Ability to recognize changes in market conditions and adapt marketing strategies accordingly.
Strong people skills, with the ability to work with a variety of personalities from diverse backgrounds.
Basic financial skills in managing gross margin and basics of account profitabilities in relation to a facility’s P&L
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel computer applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

Four year college degree in business with emphasis in marketing or business administration
Familiarity with the recycled fiber industry and/or pulp and paper industry
Fiber sourcing, sales and/or marketing experience in wastepaper recycling

Familiarity with the area and local market structure
Interest in general management as a potential career path
Ability to relocate

Relocation is available for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Veterans

6 days 10 hours ago

International Paper Company


Recycling Services Representative International Paper Company - Omaha, NE, United States


Location: Omaha, NE

Company Profile:
International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, and the Middle East. The company's Industrial Packaging segment manufactures containerboards, including linerboard, medium, whitetop, recycled linerboard, recycled medium, and saturating kraft. Its Printing Papers segment produces printing and writing papers, such as uncoated and coated papers for use in copiers, desktop, and laser printers, and digital imaging; pulp that is used in the manufacture of printing, writing, and specialty papers, as well as towel and tissue products, and filtration products; and uncoated bristols. The company's Consumer Packaging segment offers coated paperboard for various packaging and commercial printing end uses, such as food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, computer software, tobacco products, greeting cards, paperback book covers, lottery tickets, direct mail, and point-of-purchase advertising under the Everest, Fortress, Starcote, and Carolina brands. This segment also produces cups, lids, food containers, and plates. Its Distribution segment distributes products and services to various customer markets, including commercial printers with printing papers and graphic pre-press, printing presses, and post-press equipment; building services and away-from-home markets with facility supplies; and manufacturers with packaging supplies and equipment, as well as offers warehousing and delivery services. International Paper Company sells its paper, packaging products, and other products directly to end users and converters, as well as through agents, resellers, and paper distributors. The company was founded in 1898 and is based in Memphis, Tennessee.