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Graduate New Business Executive – Global firm

Competitive - Dependent on Experience
Degree Discipline & Classification
2:1 degree or above in any discipline within the last 3 years
UCAS Points
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About Our Client

Our client is Europe’s leading corrugated packaging company and one of the leading paper-based packaging companies in the world.

Listed on the London Stock Exchange and part of the FTSE 100 Index with approximately 46,000 employees in over 350 production sites across 35 countries and with revenue of €9.0 billion in 2019.

Inspired people produce great results and our client is a group of inspired people.

With a long history and experience in the point-of-sale market, our client has built lasting relationships with some of the biggest worldwide brands. Their investment in the latest technologies and equipment within their workplace, has enabled them to create a uniquely flexible production capacity that allows them to offer the quickest lead times in the POS market. Customer service is at the core of the clients DNA and their behaviours, culture and values are underpinned by their three core principles of Respect, Integrity and being Authentic.

Roles & Responsibilities

If you have already developed a minimum of 12-24 months in a business/commercial b2b environment this is a fantastic opportunity to progress your career.

We are currently looking for dynamic, charismatic, reliable, and ambitious professional to join our clients new business division, working with blue chip clients. This is a unique opportunity to develop your career within this corporate structure. They have a track record of developing people and helping them deliver on their ambitions, whether that be locally, across the UK or globally.


During your first year, they will further develop your leadership skills as you experience the realities of working for this organisation alongside blue chip clients. Learn about our wider business as you work alongside our team.

They will take the time to really invest in you and your career, helping you to become the very best at what you do.


As a focused, dynamic professional you will start by joining and being part of the new business team division, they will provide you with the training and development you need to successfully navigate becoming a sales professional. In a real-life, challenging work setting, you will receive on and off the job training, mentoring and coaching, whilst making a recognisable contribution to the company growth plans.

Working as part of the sales and marketing team, you will develop a good understanding of the clients market. Develop your interpersonal skills and ability to negotiate effectively. This will allow you to develop a clear view of the different areas of a world-leading business. You can expect to develop your career, be that Sales or Marketing, or maybe something different altogether.


  • Develop new business via client visits, research and intelligence sales techniques
  • Maintain strengthen and develop key customer relationships.
  • To regularly visit customers at their premises to initiate and progress projects.
  • To manage the development of client projects from the customer through the relevant internal departments.
  • Working with internal departments to facilitate the approval process between the retailer and the client
  • Provide additional market support to the Management where required.


Being part of a global organisation has many perks for a talented ambitious graduate with opportunities to eventually travel and develop a career in other areas of interest within the group.

Many graduates have now progressed within the firm and developed into successful senior managers.

You will be encouraged and supported to continue with professional development.

Skills Required

  • A 2:1 degree or above in any discipline within the last 3 years
  • 18 months + commercial, sales, marketing b2b experience
  • The ability to communicate confidently and effectively across all levels of the business
  • Commercially aware with proven b2b experience
  • Adaptability for working independently and as part of the team
  • Initiative and determination to succeed in a fast paced, challenging environment
  • A desire to learn, develop and challenge yourself in a demanding and dynamic workplace
  • Mature approach, ambitious and driven
  • A full UK/EU driving licence
  • To be legally entitled to work in the UK on a full time, permanent basis
  • IT literate – M.S. Office programs
  • Analytical and ability to handle complexity
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Strong negotiation and project management skills
  • Happy to travel to visit client premises
  • Proven work experience where you can demonstrate you have communicated with a range of customers and managed problems


  • Company car,
  • Company pension
  • Life insurance scheme.

CORE HOURS OF WORK: Mon – Thu: Friday 9.00am – 4.45pm

HOLIDAY: 25 days plus bank holidays – Fixed period (normally 3 or 4 days) to be taken at Christmas

 SALARY:  Competitive – Doe + company car. staged increases following targets set/met.

Please do contact us for more information or visit our Linkedin page.


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