Recycling Sales Associate- San Jose

Job Locations US-CA-San Jose
Requisition ID
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


AS ANESSENTIAL BUSINESS, the work we do is important to our communities and to our overall society.  The products we work so hard to support and supply to our customers, are critical and essential to the basic needs of life.  With more than 17,000 colleagues globally, we need a vast range of talent and skillsets to grow and thrive; and we strive to enable a world-class, diverse & engaged workforce to deliver on Greif’s strategic priorities.  We invite you to explore available career opportunities with Greif.  WE ARE HIRING!
At Greif your work has purpose, your colleagues care about your well-being, and you have the opportunity to grow and thrive. Service and leadership are the core of everything we do. Our global presence provides us a platform to do good in the world. We are packaging something special together: our customers’ success and yours.
Company Overview
Greif, Inc. (NYSE: GEF, GEF.B) is a global leader in industrial packaging products and services and is pursuing its vision to become the world’s best performing customer service company in industrial packaging. The company produces steel, plastic and fibre drums, intermediate bulk containers, reconditioned containers, flexible products, containerboard, uncoated recycled paperboard, coated recycled paperboard, tubes and cores and a diverse mix of specialty products. The company also manufactures packaging accessories and provides filling, packaging and other services for a wide range of industries. Greif also manages timber properties in the southeastern United States. The company is strategically positioned with 290 operating locations in 43 countries to serve global as well as regional customers.


Position Overview
Our Recycling Associate spends their day retaining existing vendor relationships and generating new leads for scrap paper recovery for recycling at their respective plant. The offices are located at the Recycling Facilities, which are scrap paper yards. We are looking for creative, outgoing people to fill this position. Performing Waste Audits and identifying opportunities is key. Greif has invested in implementing Commercial Single Stream Recycling at its plants and need personnel to procure this material for the plants. It is a salary based position with multiple incentive opportunities. There is a 4 week training process before representatives are put in the field.
A Drive for Results
Someone who takes initiative without waiting or being told
An Organized Professional who can analyze data and act on trends accordingly
An aptitude for influencing key internal and external stakeholders
An Optimistic and Outgoing Outlook, along with a Curious and Creative Mindset
Maintaining key relationships with existing vendors
Developing new customer accounts
Analyze market data and implement marketing strategies
Creating and modifying proposals / reviewing contractual agreements
Conveying information between plant operations, vendors and customers
Competitive salary and benefit package
Upside potential for additional income through a results based bonus program
A 4 week structured training program to get you started on your road to success
A variety of attractive geographic locations
Opportunity to work with other driven professionals in a team environment
Career opportunities across the organization


Job Requirements
College degree required.
Sales Aptitude and desire to learn Recycling industry.
Experience in working in team environment to achieve organizational results
Strong work ethic and excellent communication skills
Intense drive for results
Interpersonal Savvy to build and maintain relationships
Ability to use Information Technology for decision making and work organization
A valid driver’s license with clean driving record
Ensures a safe and healthy workplace


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