Jobs: Sales Manager – Packaging Machinery, August 17, 2017


New Zealand


Chris Gander


+61 413 055 834

  • Existing Customers and New Business
  • Senior Sales Role
  • Australia and New Zealand markets
  • NZ based

If you are a Senior Sales Professional with the experience and skills to sell high value specialty machinery to the Flexible Packaging manufacturing sector including companies involved in the packaging of liquids, powders and dry goods, here is a somewhat unique opportunity to step into a role with an established client base and opportunity to grow the business.

(Note: This is a Manager of Sales, not of people)

The company is a market leading international manufacturer and service provider for a wide range of packaging equipment including printing machines.

The sales territory covers Australia and New Zealand. You will be expected to spend the majority or your time in the market, focusing on the development of business within existing major customers and opening opportunities for new business and new market sectors.


The Role

Due to the size of the market, the role requires significant travel within Australia and NZ.  Typically Monday – Friday, however there may be times when this may be longer or to other countries. i.e. Trade Exhibitions.

These sales are very high value, technically and commercially driven, and the sales process can be lengthy, selling to all levels, from technical managers to the boardroom. Formal presentations, relationship building and “number crunching” is something you need to have experience with if you are going to be considered for this role.

Ideally you will also have credible knowledge of the packaging industry and how to reach the key users.

The role requires a high level of responsibility and commitment. Essentially you must possess unlimited motivation time and passionate about selling and developing a strong customer focused environment. In addition you will be responsible for formal reporting including industry and competitor activity.

Technical training for the specific products will be supplied and significant technical resources are available.

Remuneration includes a salary negotiable in the region of $90,000 plus fully maintained vehicle ensuring you are well rewarded for your efforts.

In New Zealand, this will be a home-office position. You can be Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch based.


If this sounds like your new challenge, apply now with your covering letter and resume. (Word files preferred).

Not ready to send your resume, but would like to know if you may meet what we are seeking? Call Chris Gander +61 413 055 834 for a confidential discussion.

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