Job ref: CST/61708

Packaging Sustainability & Capability Leader


Packaging Sustainability & Capability Leader
Food & Drink Multinational
Based in Utrecht, Netherlands
Relocation assistance from the EU available

Job ref: CST/61708
Salary: Commensurate with experience

The Company:

Our client is a world leading multinational company manufacturing some of the most well-known branded food and drink products. They are committed to contributing to the health of people at every age, from promoting a balanced diet to sharing specifically targeted health benefits. As part of the company’s dedication to a better future, they are seeking the recruitment of a packaging specialist who can lead the agenda around sustainability.

Primary role:

As the (Senior) Packaging Sustainability & Capabilities Team Leader, you will play a crucial role in developing and executing sustainable packaging strategies for the company and building future capabilities. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive innovation and implement sustainable packaging practices throughout their product lines, promoting ways to work smarter, and unlock technology to accelerate the Innovation journey.

This role will collaborate with cross-functional teams including marketing, product development, manufacturing and supply chain to deliver packaging solutions that meet customer needs, business objectives, and sustainability goals.

In addition to Sustainability, the role will be responsible for our R&I Packaging Lab and new Design studio in Utrecht, investments made to enhance our capabilities and ensure leadership in Packaging R&I.

Candidate Profile:

· Degree in Environmental Science, Materials Science, Packaging or a related field.
· Minimum of 7 years of experience in sustainable packaging or related roles.
· Deep understanding of sustainable packaging principles, best practices and industry trends.
· Strong knowledge of packaging materials, recycling processes, and circular economy principles.
· Proven track record in successfully implementing sustainable packaging initiatives.
· Excellent project management skills with the ability to effectively prioritize and execute multiple projects simultaneously.
· Exceptional communication skills with the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
· Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.

This opportunity allows you to play a significant role in the company’s sustainability efforts through the implementation of innovative packaging solutions. If you are passionate about driving positive environmental change through sustainable packaging, we welcome your application.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
0044 (0) 1789 207070

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