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Candidates from the newsletter of January 15, 2020


To speak with any of these candidates contact Ray Swiatecki at 800-548-3506 ext. 3275 or

Email ray@swiftrecruiters.com

83268 Sales Representative – Candidate has 16 years of experience selling packaging distribution products in the St. Louis area

  • Responsible for cultivating new business in untapped markets while maintaining relationships with existing customers

  • Primary territory consists of 12 states with the ability to extend beyond that if the right opportunity exists

  • Successfully orchestrated RFPs totaling $3.2 million in new business

  • Contacts potential clients to establish relationships and arrange meetings

  • Researches organizations and individuals to find new opportunities

  • Identifies and maps business strengths and market trends while keeping customers up to date on training methods and industry/regulation guidelines

  • Reviews contracts with existing and potential clients, and participates in RFPs when necessary

  • Meets with logistics manager/warehouse managers to look at load plans and offer advice on how to reconfigure freight with the use of dunnage while staying compliant with AAR/DOT standards

  • Attends industry meetings and trade shows to further develop industry knowledge and stay ahead of the market industry

83232 Lead Operator – With five years of experience running machinery including B&B MAF, Totani and Webber bag making machinery, this SC native is looking for an opportunity within driving distance of Spartanburg, SC

  • Operates various B&B, Totani and Webber machines
  • Makes changeovers to satisfy customer demands while performing hourly checks to ensure the highest quality is met
  • Troubleshoots and diagnoses any issues and makes repairs as needed
  • Trained to fill in as a supervisor for the entire facility to accommodate for vacations and sick leave
  • Tasked with completing monthly behavioral-based safety forms and attended monthly refresher training, including good manufacturing practices, safe quality food, safety, etc.
  • Trained to operate machines in multiple areas of the facility to meet customer demands in a timely manner
  • Used various tools to ensure blades were in specification while utilizing all required PPE
  • Operated forklifts as needed to transport finished goods to corresponding areas and retrieve raw materials for the next order

35024 Sales Representative – Candidate is experienced in selling packaging supplies, packaging equipment and jan-san supplies in northern IL, northern IN and southern MI

  • Manages key, target and preferred account requests from initial customer contact to closing out of order, including sourcing of specialty or making items on directs, and handling of stock items from division stock, pricing, credits, returns, etc.
  • Over 10 year successful background in transportation and sales
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills
  • Able to analyze and solve problems in a constantly changing work environment
  • Resolves customer problems and handles complaints with mill or internally
  • Coordinates with purchasing on all indirects when needed
  • Communicates on any customer-specific items on division’s floor, i.e. levels and cost changes
  • Coordinates pricing and cost guidelines with sales on accounts
  • Provides pricing trends for competitive situations and substitutions of product when needed
  • Communicates with credit on any invoice problems or claims
  • Develops and maintains industry knowledge, including product knowledge of competitive grades, pricing trends and competitors
  • Maintains product and prices catalogs
  • Meets with customers as needed to better understand requirements and business needs
  • Supports other team members in allocation of workloads
  • Price book review for accuracy of information to market
  • Consultative selling with key and target accounts
  • Responsible for accurate costs on items for all transactions (directs/indirects/warehouse)
  • Responsible for accurate orders to customers
  • Responsible for expeditious problem resolution

55341 Sales Representative – This Kansas candidate has over 21 years of experience selling packaging equipment, packaging distribution supplies and solutions in IA, NE, KS and MO

  • Packaging sales professional with proven performance and success
  • Extensive knowledge of the packaging industry and products to present value to the customer while ensuring profitability for the company
  • Builder of territory and relationships that established candidate as the go-to provider in the market
  • Proven performance in generating leads, developing a strong pipeline and closing business using networking, hard work and follow through
  • Engaging and motivating personality that gains trust and likability very quickly, allowing the sales process to move faster and deeper
  • Effective probing skills combined with discipline to listen to customer to help uncover their true needs
  • Strong skills in building a business case for the customer to take action after uncovering the value and need for the product
  • Effectively positioned as an advocate and resource for the customer to sell deeply into the account
  • Disciplined self-starter recognizing the value of time and being as effective at every task as possible
  • Utilizes Salesforce to help drive business

69469 Packaging Technician – This Atlanta candidate has multiple years of experience in repair of void fill, cushioning, case erectors, strapping, wrapping, stretch wrapping, bagging equipment and VFFS/HFFS along with other packaging equipment, and would consider a position that included sales

  • Seasoned industrial packaging service technician seeking a position in packaging sales where his years of experience, equipment knowledge and customer relationships will lead to new business opportunities and sales
  • Works well independently or in a team setting, providing all facets of technical support such as troubleshooting, installations and maintenance
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of numerous manufacturers’ equipment and operating systems
  • Skilled in providing technicians and end users technical support
  • Easily identifies and resolves technical issues and concerns, minimizing automation downtime
  • Excellent communication and presentation capabilities
  • Excellent customer relationship skills culminated in increased sales in service, parts and new equipment on multiple occasions
  • Completed all the required training on both non-proprietary and proprietary equipment for the following manufacturers:
  • Ranpak: automated void fill systems, cushioning systems, manual void fill system and wrapping system

  • Orion: automatic and semi-automatic stretch wrappers

  • Loveshaw: case erector systems, case sealers and industrial inkjet printers

  • Dynaric: plastic strapping equipment (including high speed cross-strapping and top-seal vertical strapping systems), steel strapping equipment (including hay baling equipment) and fully and semi-automatic strapping machines for a variety of industrial applications

  • Lantech: proprietary semi and fully automatic stretch wrapping equipment

  • Sharp Packaging Systems: automated vertical form fill and seal bagging systems

  • FP International: speed filler machines, inflator systems, and air pillow and cushioning systems

  • Signode: automatic plastic strapping systems and steel strapping equipment

  • Advanced Poly-Packaging: bagging equipment systems (floor and tabletop models) and inkjet printers

83505 Sales Representative – This person is experienced in selling packaging distribution products such as tape, poly and other distribution products; located in New Hampshire but would relocate to the Richmond, VA region

  • Category of sales expertise includes poly-related shipping and packaging supplies (i.e. stretch wrap, shrink wrap, tape, poly bags and custom poly bags)
  • Managed a territory of 100+ established customers and competitively prospected new business while cold calling 30-40 businesses per day in an expansive geographic area
  • Retained and maintained 95% of business after 15 year company veteran went to competitor
  • Prepared sales contracts and proposals, and implemented blanket purchase orders while providing inventory management
  • Introduced products based on customers’ needs and requirements with the goal of increasing their productivity and reducing their yearly spend

83155 Structural Designer – This designer has experience in POP/brown box and Artios CAD and is looking for a position in the eastern PA/NJ region

  • Structural package designer and graphic designer with proven ability to communicate ideas in a team environment and drive innovation
  • Excellent sketching and rendering abilities
  • Extensive expertise in ArtiosCAD, Rhino 6, SolidWorks, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and Webcenter
  • Extensive experience using Data Tech, Zund and Kongsberg cutting tables and direct print digital printers
  • Keep up to date with changes in technology and their business applications

83447 Structural Designer – Candidate has experience in corrugated and paperboard POP and folding cartons, along with Artios 3D experience; located in the San Francisco Bay area and willing to relocate to Southern CA/Orange County region

  • 14 years of experience as a packaging designer
  • Very experienced with assessing customer needs to provide alternative designs to better fit their products
  • Strong grasp of the corrugated industry and familiarity with all board grades enhances ability to provide client with packaging that will hold up and not fail in the field
  • Great idea man who can help a company find profits fast
  • Proficient in Artios, Score! and TOPS, experienced in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Extremely creative and artistically talented
  • Highly technical, self-motivated, and hard working
  • Strong contributor in a team setting and dedicated employee

69810 Sales Representative – This sales professional has over 20 years of experience selling rigid plastic packaging to pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, HBA and personal care in AZ and surrounding states

  • Highly organized sales representative with 23 years in inside and outside sales
  • Innovative and attentive to details with outstanding follow-through
  • Talented sales professional who effectively multi-tasks and balances customer needs with company demands
  • Efficiently build loyalty and long-term relationships with customers, while consistently reaching sales targets
  • Successfully grew sales in Arizona territory from $600,000 to $3 million in one year
  • Successfully expanded account base from five to more than 30 accounts
  • Led sales team to grow revenue from $250,000 to $2.5 million in first five years
  • Handled the highest volume accounts in assigned territory
  • Grew new product sales 100% in less than one year
  • Trained in business development and accomplished in relationship selling
  • National account and Fortune 500 company management
  • Brand awareness development
  • MS Office proficiency

83152 Production/Converting Supervisor – This person is experienced in corrugated and displays, and knows die cutting, folder gluer, etc.; located in MN and will relocate

  • High-energy, enthusiastic and dependable individual who excels in challenging and competitive environments
  • Extremely goal oriented with strong interpersonal skills
  • Held progressively responsible positions within the corrugation/display industry
  • Proven ability to reach a targeted goal
  • Recognized for high ethical standards in all work performed
  • Reputation as a dependable and accountable employee
  • Skilled in problem solving and troubleshooting
  • Able to recruit, motivate and develop long-term employees
  • Analyzed and improved departmental operations, resulting in increased productivity
  • Consistently able to develop a team and maintain high morale and a sense of commitment
  • New employee orientation program: establishes and reviews company, HR and safety policies, conducts plant tour and introductions to immediate supervisory staff and key contact for any further questions and concerns
  • Certified forklift training, coordinating class room and technical training and testing
  • Implemented new computer system for inventory control, and trained supervisors and leads on new system
  • Organized complete restructuring of inventory control in multiple departments
  • Designed and introduced format for quality control for the production department
  • Successful at perceiving, preventing and/or resolving employee conflicts
  • As an active member of safety committees, leadership resulted in consistent and positive excellence and growth in achieving safety goals and standards
  • ISO 9001 Certified

62775 Label Sales Representative – This sales representative is experienced in pressure sensitive prime labels, extended content, coupon and general product labeling, and is looking for a senior opportunity out of his Midwest location

  • Results-driven business professional with 20 years of solid account management experience with Fortune 500 consumer product companies
  • Diverse consumer packaged goods background in the areas of prime labeling, on-pack promotions, extended content labeling and shrink sleeving
  • Proven track record of delivering significant and sustained revenue, and providing the highest level of customer service and integrity
  • Develops and maintains long-standing professional relationships at various levels of both large and small companies
  • Creates and executes strategic plans based on identifying customer needs
  • Leads and influences cross-functional teams on project development and taking projects from start to finish
  • Highly organized, attention to detail and strong technical aptitude

83298 Printing/Project Manager – Candidate is experienced in flexo printing on paperboard products such as player cards and displays, and is looking for a new opportunity in Grand Rapids/Battle Creek or Kalamazoo, MI areas

  • Project packaging manager for schedules, costs, resources, vendors and production of projects
  • Tracks deliverable dates and ensures the team maintains effective communication as challenges to timelines, quality, efficiency, etc. arise in each area
  • Resolves any issues related to schedule changes or delays
  • Communicates daily with marketing, creative, product development, e-commerce and prepress
  • Responsible for the overall quality, cost and schedule of all printed materials for all products for production accuracy within folding cartons, corrugate and flexographic materials over numerous packaging CADs, dimensions, designs, retail SKUs, item numbers and corrugate shipper units
  • Maintains and tests multiple sizes and substrates for flexographic production, including standard and tamper evident adhesion paper and poly laminate labeling materials
  • Primary manager of all purchasing of materials, printed/finished product ready to fulfill and deliver to production facility for product fulfillment on packaging lines, including automated and handwork assembly
  • Oversees all ocean and air import processes, scheduling and costing, including coordination with domestic customs brokers to move product from Europe and Asia to the United States while managing import costs, tariffs and documentation
  • Executes all communication with multiple-person design team on creative, CAD files, production techniques, scheduling and delivery for multiple packaging retail SKUs, including poly films, board substrates, corrugate POP displays and corrugate shipping cartons
  • Reviews Illustrator and Photoshop for production direction and accuracy to prep for prepress, layout, plating and output for 4-color, multiple PMS plate and channel changes as well as die cutting, foil stamping, coatings and finishing
  • Leads planning, purchase and inventory of varying marketing materials, corrugate shipping and storage containers for event badges, labels, packaging, creative materials, kitting supplies and hand work builds with multiple drop ship schedules
  • Project manager for the entire process between planning, creative, costing, production, fulfillment and ocean, air and ground transit to multiple regional and direct locations prepared for distributor offload to national retail
  • Schedules, manages and cost studies teams for handwork, assembly, pack out and fulfillment programs; number of employees determined by program volume, number of materials and moves/steps needed to execute start to finish per unit

82853 Sales Representative – Michigan candidate has over 20 years of experience selling flexible packaging such as printed and unprinted plastic bags, roll stock, lidding films, bulk bags, stretch, tape, paper bags and more nationally

  • Performance-oriented national accounts sales leader offering exceptional record of achievement over 26-year career
  • Tenacious manager with strategic and analytical approach to solving problems, bringing in customers and accomplishing profit targets
  • Talented in identifying and capitalizing on emerging market trends and revenue opportunities
  • Sales pipeline development
  • Solution selling
  • Strategic planning
  • Cold calling expertise
  • Business growth and retention
  • Revenue generation
  • Sales presentations
  • Contract negotiations
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication
  • Relationship building
  • Goal attainment
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Project management
  • Efficient multi-tasker

82841 Flexo Press/Extrusion Operator – Candidate has 20 years of experience with Kidder, Gallus, Aquaflex, Comco Uteco and extrusion machinery in the Cincinnati area

  • 15+ years of experience in the automotive manufacturing industry as an extruder operator/injection mold, copper wire, punch press, forming press, taper tubes machine and a line assistant
  • Knowledge of chemical waste, environmental disposal, labeling, handling, lab testing (inks), fire and safety
  • Printing industry success with paper, plastic, film, foil and thermal using the litho Komori, flexo Kidder, Uteco, Aquaflex, Nilpeter and Gallus narrow/wide web, offset printing presses and Nipson digital printer with variable imaging and screen and hot stamp

81656 Senior Sales Representative – This person is experienced in all facets of packaging supplies and related equipment in the Louisville region

  • Developed a dynamic career while leading sales initiatives through fast-track growth and market expansion
  • Possesses excellent qualifications in account management through product representation, final closing and account maintenance
  • Achieved success in identifying and capitalizing upon market opportunities to drive revenue growth and expand market share
  • Established a strong background in general management, program development and multi-site operations
  • Executes proven leadership and team building skills
  • Tactical sales and marketing
  • Technology concepts and implementation
  • Contract negotiations and writing proposals
  • Sales trends and forecasting
  • Consultation and implementation
  • Resource planning and allocation
  • Sales training and development
  • Competition research and analysis
  • Executive presentation
  • Team building and leadership

39458 Sales Representative – Chicago-area candidate has extensive experience selling BOPP, PET, barrier films, heat seal, nonsealable slip films, lidding, shrink, overlaminates for labels, thermal transfer and digital printable films in multiple Midwestern states

  • Provides technical sales and marketing of all products in an eight state, Midwest territory
  • Develops new accounts in the packaging, label, folding carton, envelope and industrial sectors by identifying customer/prospect needs
  • Conveys technical knowledge about products, including (B)OPP, (clear, white and metalized), heat sealable and non-sealable films, coated OPPs,  polyester films (clear, metalized, treated one or two sides, and specialty), polystyrene (clear and matte finish), cellophane and compostable films
  • Works closely with customers on new product development, design and problem solving at the manufacturing level
  • Maintains profitability in the territory by value selling and exceeding budget on a consistent basis
  • Exceeded budget every year by over 15%, including 38.4% for fiscal 2010 and 19.3% in 2011
  • Increased number of active accounts in territory over 80%
  • High success in sales to the packaging sector at all levels, including laminators, flexo printers, converters, distributors, industrial and end users

82901 Printing Production Manager – Candidate has over 20 years of experience with wide web, Mark Andy, PCMC, W&H, Webtron, Aquaflex and Uteco presses, and is willing to relocate from NC

  • Over 25 years of experience in the printing and packaging industry
  • Skill set includes extensive knowledge of Aquaflex, Nilpeter, Mark Andy, Webtron, Gallus, Uteco, PCMC, Kopack and W&H presses as well as a variety of finishing and embossing equipment
  • Proficient in and very knowledgeable of water-based, solvent-based and UV-based inks as well as cold foil and hot foil stamping
  • Experienced, versatile, flexible, team-oriented decision maker, open to new ideas and self-motivated

82814 Robotics Technician – This technician has seven years of experience in injection molding, is trained in RS 500/5000 Logix/PLCs, has working knowledge of servo drives, programming and troubleshooting, and is looking for Nashville area opportunity

  • In-depth experience with troubleshooting and installing automation cells
  • Working knowledge of electrical, pneumatic and mechanical systems
  • Trained in RS Logix 500 and RS Logix 5000
  • Experienced with electrical, pneumatic and mechanical schematics
  • Experienced with robotic programming and troubleshooting
  • Experienced with vision systems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office
  • Experienced with quality control
  • Working knowledge of servo drives and motors

82546 Structural Designer – This designer is experienced in paperboard and corrugated boxes and displays and looking for a new opportunity in Philadelphia/Trenton, NJ region

  • Accomplished and resourceful display designer who is consistently recognized for exceeding expectations and business goals
  • Known for exceptional interpersonal and communication skills that have an immediate impact because of a passion for success and a keen ability to provide high-impact, innovative outcomes
  • Highly motivated self-starter who takes the initiative to meet difficult challenges due to outstanding organizational and problem resolution skills
  • Dedicated to providing the optimal client and customer experience
  • All aspects of in-store displays
  • Highest levels of customer service
  • B2B client development
  • Innovative custom designs
  • Staff training and development
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Award-winning light/sound/motion
  • Cost savings and efficiencies
  • Industry trade shows

82800 Sales Representative – Candidate has over 24 years of experience selling pails, cans, drums, totes, jars and bottles in the Northeast

  • Highly experienced and tenured sales professional in the container packaging industry, servicing food, paint, roof coating and chemical manufacturers, specializing in metal, plastic and tin containers
  • Proven history of managing multi-state sales territories to consistent yearly annual sales totaling over $37 million
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Computer skills include Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Concur and Salesforce



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