POTENTIAL FOR PROMOTION
AND EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT

Here at Western Paper, we love success stories. And we’re fortunate to have been a part of many of them! It’s incredibly gratifying to bring great people on board, help them develop their skill set and watch them thrive in exciting new positions and roles.

We love promoting from within. And we take great pride in equipping our team members with new business skills and abilities and then help them embrace new opportunities and expand their responsibilities. It’s not just a nice idea. It actually happens here.

Get to know just a few of the many team members who applied for a job at Western Paper and found themselves a career!

 
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DREW LEFT SCHOOL TO
LEARN EVEN MORE

Drew came to Western Paper right out of college. As a recent graduate, he lacked workplace experience and industry knowledge, but we quickly saw his potential and brought him in as a sales consultant. Drew was a fast learner. He poured himself into his role and thrived. We noticed, and then trained him with new business and leadership development skills. Now he’s managing his own team of sales professionals and equipping his team with the skills and motivation they need to thrive, too. It's a beautiful thing.

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APRIL HAD SOMEONE
TALK ABOUT HER

April was hired through a recommendation by one of our current employees. Kind of a case of talent knows talent when it sees it. She started off in collections but her strong work ethic and dedication led her to promotion into a management role. Then we partnered with April to teach her analytic and spreadsheet skills, and the gave her new opportunities to put them to use. Today, she’s a valued analyst in our supplier management department who makes a daily impact on our business. And we can't wait to see what she'll be doing next.

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KELLY WAS DRIVEN TO SUCCESS

Kelly’s career at Western Paper began as a driver, but he soon moved into the fast lane of advancement after flashing his organizational and social skills. We helped strengthen Kelly's strategic sales abilities and gave him an opportunity to work in outside sales. Trading the truck for a car, he deployed those new skills and did fantastic work with our customers. Now he’s our top grocery specialist and a vital part of our motivated sales team. It just goes to show what can happen when you're driven around here.

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KRISTIN WORE MANY HATS

 

Kristin came to Western Paper serving as an order entry specialist, but we soon recognized that Kristin could do so much more and we trained her to excel in sales support. And buying. And fulfillment. And everything new we threw her way she handled with flying colors. She’s now a food service expert and makes a major difference at Western working closely with some of our largest customers. We love what she's done, and look forward to discovering what else she can accomplish as part of our growth-oriented team.