Sales Manager to Nordic region, Billerud

At Billerud we believe that when we have tomorrow in mind, we will do our very best today. It is thanks to our employees that we are a world-leading company within the field of renewable paper and packaging materials. Do you want to realize your true value and work for a sustainable tomorrow? Join us!


We are now looking for an experienced Sales Manager in the Nordics with a commercial mindset.

As a sales manager you will have a great impact on the current sustainable transformation that Billeruds current and future customers are creating together with us. You will join our European Sales team within division Cartonboard and drive business and sales development for the Nordics market. The team consists of skilled professionals dedicated to maximizing revenue and fostering customer relationships.

As a Sales Manager you will develop business with existing and new customers to meet set growth targets, expanding market share. Working in close collaboration with the Brand Owner Management, Customer Services, Product Management and European Sales teams. Extensive travel within the Nordic region will be required.

Your main tasks will be:

  • Maximize revenue and margin generation by turning the Business Offer into sales.
  • Answer for and fulfil the sales budget for your customer portfolio according to sales strategy and business plan.
  • Establish commercial agreements with customers according to the company’s policy.
  • Identify and develop the customer base within the identified sales area.
  • Initiate, maintain, and develop existing and new customer relations.
  • Identify prospect and build opportunity pipeline to develop new business.
  • Plan and execute activities to meet targets for volume, margin, and customer satisfaction.


At Billerud, we put Safety First. Together we take great pride in our responsibility to contribute to a safe work environment. Please read more about our Safety First initiative here.


To succeed in this position, we believe you have:

  • A university degree in engineering, business or equivalent combination of work experience and education.
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in global B2B sales or corresponding experience.
  • Strong negotiation skills in high-level commercial discussion.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Swedish, both written and spoken.

We will consider it a plus if you also have good technical and product knowledge, as well as knowledge about our industry and our competitors.

Personliga egenskaper

For us, personality is important. To succeed in this position, we believe you have a commercial mindset, are energetic, driven and flexible. You demonstrate innovative and creative thinking in sales strategies. You have strong networking skills, which help you develop a wide internal and external contact network. You are a confident communicator in both English and Swedish, and comfortable with public speaking. Finally, your value-based sales approach allows you to effectively sell throughout the entire value chain.

Our values are very important for us and we believe that you recognize yourself in: Place customer in center, dare to innovate, lead the change and care for each other.  

Kontakta oss

If you want to know more about the role you are welcome to contact Jan Forsberg, Sales Director Europe, Cartonboard, on +447740634216 or by email to

For questions regarding the recruitment process please contact Julia Åkerlund, Talent Acquisition Partner at

Responses during the summer may be delayed.


Welcome with your application no later than 2024-08-11. Ongoing selection may occur in this process, and the position may be filled before the application deadline.

Billerud is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and candidates.

Why us?  

  • An opportunity to contribute to a more sustainable future
  • Development and career opportunities
  • Performance-based bonus, occupational pension and a number of different benefits according to company policy.
  • Opportunity to hybrid working according to company standard.


Our recruitment process will include interviews, recruitment test, reference check & alcohol- & drug test.

Vill du bidra till en hållbar framtid genom ditt arbete?

Billerud är ett världsledande företag inom högpresterande papper och förpackningsmaterial. Vi vågar driva förändring och sätter kunden i fokus genom att utveckla hållbara alternativ som utmanar det konventionella inom förpackningsindustrin. Vårt engagemang sträcker sig bortom produkterna; det handlar om att omforma hur företag och konsumenter uppfattar och använder förpackningar för att minimera miljöpåverkan.

Vi sätter säkerheten först. Billerud är ett internationellt företag med starka lokala rötter. Oavsett var du arbetar, är vi stolta över att alltid sätta säkerheten högst upp på agendan.

Förverkliga ditt sanna värde. På Billerud leder vi förändringen i allt vi gör. Vi har en stark inriktning på tillväxt och utveckling, och erbjuder flera möjligheter för anställda att utvecklas både professionellt och personligt.

Bli en del av att skapa framtidens hållbara förpackningar och driva meningsfull förändring för en bättre framtid


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