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200! - Packaging Nerdery with Andrew Frazer from Bericap
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200! - Packaging Nerdery with Andrew Frazer from Bericap

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Show Notes: Packaging and Business Development with Andrew Fraser

Introduction

In this episode, Adam interviews Andrew Fraser, the Key Account Manager at Berry Cap, who shares his journey in the packaging industry and his passion for business development and relationship management.

Overview of Topics

  • Andrew's background and career journey

  • The importance of customer interactions in business development

  • The pharmaceutical packaging industry and its challenges

  • The role of a key account manager in the packaging industry

  • The impact of COVID-19 on the packaging industry

  • The benefits of continuous learning and education

  • The value of an MBA and continuous learning

  • The transition from working at a large corporation to a smaller, family-owned business

  • The manufacturing process of caps in the packaging industry

  • The importance of sustainability in packaging

Timestamped Chapter Summary

  • Introduction to Andrew Fraser and his background (0:00:02)

  • Andrew's experience in customer interactions and passion for business development (0:01:18)

  • Andrew's role in the pharmaceutical packaging industry (0:05:16)

  • Andrew's current role as a key account manager at Berry Cap (0:06:14)

  • The impact of COVID-19 on the packaging industry (0:08:28)

  • Andrew's experience being called a Yankee and his thoughts on sweet tea (0:07:21)

  • Andrew's advice for students interested in sales and the benefits of continuous learning (0:12:02)

  • The value of an MBA and continuous learning (0:13:37)

  • The transition from working at a large corporation to a smaller, family-owned business (0:14:23)

  • The importance of continuous learning and education for revenue generation roles (0:15:16)

  • The manufacturing process of caps in the packaging industry (0:19:25)

  • The importance of sustainability in packaging (0:23:06)

Relevant Links and Resources

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https://www.sonoco.com/

Quotable Phrases

  • "I found a passion for business development, strategy, relationship management." (0:01:18)

  • "You think about what you're protecting when you're producing the packaging for pharmaceuticals, for life-saving drugs, and it's really interesting." (0:05:16)

  • "It's not just about selling a product, it's about building a relationship." (0:06:14)

  • "The basis is continuous learning...that's how you succeed." (0:12:57)

  • "If you can go get that education both on the streets, like in your job, you're getting that and then you're also augmenting it with some more, I don't know, higher level education in terms of I don't mean higher, like more important, but just like textbook kinds of education." (0:15:16)

  • "There's been so much more decision making in my role today because it's a small team and we still have to do all the same functions, make all the same decisions, and I feel more a little leaner and more agile at a smaller company." (0:18:39)

  • "Sustainability. If you're going into this industry, that is what it's about day in and day out." (0:25:28)

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Conclusion

Andrew Fraser's journey in the packaging industry highlights the importance of customer interactions, business development, and relationship management. His experience in the pharmaceutical packaging industry and as a key account manager at Berry Cap provides valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities in the packaging industry. The impact of COVID-19 on the packaging industry has also been discussed, emphasizing the need for innovation and adaptation. Andrew's advice for students interested in sales and the benefits of continuous learning further reinforce the importance of personal and professional growth. Additionally, the conversation delved into the value of an MBA and continuous learning, the transition from working at a large corporation to a smaller, family-owned business, the manufacturing process of caps in the packaging industry, and the importance of sustainability in packaging. Andrew's insights on the importance of sustainability in packaging underscore the need for continuous innovation in the industry to reduce waste and increase recyclability.

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