R&D Packaging Sustainability Specialist
Utrecht, NL
2 dagen geleden
source : HoiTalent

Job Description

Jacobs Douwe Egberts Research and Development (R&D) is part of the Global JDE organization. R&D is the major contributor to the development of innovative coffee and tea products and is constantly optimizing the product portfolio.

Focus of R&D is on building technology platforms, new products, portfolio renovations and productivity initiatives. R&D have a strong involvement in JDE business and are providing valuable input to enable business decisions to be made.

Projects are mostly carried out together with Marketing, Operation and Procurement Departments.

The Packaging Sustainability Specialist is part of the Global R&D organization, within the Packaging Sustainability team.

The Packaging Sustainability Specialist leads one or more Sustainability Platforms up to the implementation phase as well as 2-5 projects related to their platforms.

They are experts in their field and are expected to support other R&D members by providing guidance where necessary to ensure all packaging development is in line with our Sustainability Agenda.

Additionally, they are the strategic point contact for their platform and must be able to communicate effectively across the organization to ensure projects stay on track by identifying hurdles and developing actionable plans to address them.

The Packaging Sustainability Specialist is responsible for building the network of external experts and suppliers for all sustainability related matters.

As a Packaging Specialist you will report to Packaging Sustainability Manager. This role has no direct report.

Your key responsibilities will be :

  • Initiating , defining, managing and driving execution of the packaging sustainability Roadmap with the aim to deliver JDEs packaging sustainability ambition
  • Project Manage and supporting several Packaging projects and one Platform, cross categories.
  • Collecting experimental data, writing technical reports, developing prototypes, completing feasibility studies of sustainable packaging solutions, liaising with stakeholders on developments.
  • Acting as a single point of contact for packaging sustainability related queries within JDE, managing internal stakeholders
  • Participating in Industry consortiums and represents JDEs approach on packaging sustainability.
  • Scouting for new materials developments, potentially relevant sustainability topics.
  • Reporting & presentation of findings within JDE and project teams.
  • Acting as JDE champion for LCA calculations
  • Managing and the Sustainability SharePoint for JDE.
  • Qualifications

    To be successful in this role you need :

  • University degree
  • At least 5 years of experience in a packaging development role or similar with expertise in CQV, LCA and PLM. A background in rigid plastics is preferred.
  • Must have a passion for sustainability.

  • Solution driven and proactive
  • Accountable and ready to take charge and influence others
  • Disciplined and eager to drive operational and financial excellence
  • Strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Additional Information

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