Packaging Sustainability Manager

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
up to £55k + bonus, private medical, pension, flexible working hours
Posted
07 Dec 2018
Closes
07 Feb 2019
Ref
10, 849
Job Function
Packaging Technologist
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Packaging Sustainability Manager (Global)

Location: London (but open to remote working)

Reports to the Global Director of Sustainability

Main Job Objectives:

 

• Application of sustainability knowledge for the development of innovative and cost-effective food & drinks packaging solutions and best sustainable technology to support the Global Packaging and Recycling Strategy •

Development of business knowledge with the support of key stakeholders in the packaging field (suppliers, eNGOs, industry associations) to develop world standard expertise  in the packaging and sustainability field

• Effective implementation of sustainable solutions in alignment with the strategy, and client expectations

• Identification, development and implementation support of sustainability solutions that add value to customers, measured by business parameters such as consumer satisfaction, operations improvement, environmental impact, sales growth and profitability

• Support development, monitoring and reporting of the annual sustainability targets and metrics.

 

Key roles and responsibilities:

 

• Provide technology expertise to customers and suppliers with specific reference to sustainability. Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of market level sustainability topics and customer strategies. 

 

• Define specific sustainability requirements in order to communicate this back into the business and ensure alignment in direction and strategy

 

• Work closely with internal packaging teams and the supplier community to achieve effective implementation activities and solution

 

• Maintain effective management and control of the environmental risk and impacts related to the business.

 

• Drive improvements in sustainability performance to ensure stakeholders have a positive perception of the businesses achievements and strategic intent.

 

Interfaces: All I packaging functions across a Global organisation (AM, PD, QA, Finance, Supply Chain, Graphics) External Customers, Suppliers, NGO’s, industry associations

 

Required qualifications:

 

Education Masters or Bachelor’s degree with a Scientific and/or Sustainability background

 

5 + years of proven business experience in food, consumer goods or packaging industry environment, with responsibilities in the sustainability field.

 

Specific knowledge required :

 

• Sound understanding of packaging development, processes and environmental issues

 

• Sound understanding of current global environmental sustainability legislation, technologies, trends and technologies.

 

• Understanding of packaging manufacturing processes, print technology

 

• Self-confidence to work in a high-profile environment in conjunction with senior client management.

 

• Very strong in building relationships with different stakeholders

 

• A self-motivated individual combined with forward thinking approach

 

• Very good organizational and project management skills

 

• Strong ability to communicate effectively to different stakeholders

 

• Experience in working with multi-functional teams

 

• Excellent written and oral communication & presentation skills

 

• Ability to work under pressure within an international and multicultural working environment, willingness to travel (approx. 10 -25% max) which will be mainly Europe, Singapore & USA.

 

 

 

 

 

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