Location Madrid
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Negotiable
Reference BBBH11824_1603811630

Acre is delighted to partner with Ball Beverage Packaging EMEA to identify a Public Affairs and Sustainability Manager, Southern Europe, to join their growing team. Part of Ball Corporation, Ball Beverage Packaging is the largest producer of beverage cans globally. Putting technical know-how, passion and innovation at the heart of its business, Ball's ambition is to make the can the most sustainable beverage packaging globally.

Reporting into the Head of Sustainability EMEA, this role will represent the company externally across Spain, France and Italy with local industry associations, recycling systems, government and other stakeholders, with a clear remit to increase the recycling of beverage cans and influence policy around sustainable packaging and competing formats.


  • Leading on Public Affairs, developing relationships with academia, think-tanks, NGOs and other stakeholders in the packaging, recycling and aluminium sectors

  • Representing the company across Spain, France and Italy with government, industry associations, green dot systems, NGOs

  • Representing Ball Beverage Packaging across Southern Europe, particularly at the Every Can Counts initiative in each country, a unique industry programme to raise awareness for can recycling

  • Contributing to the wider sustainability strategy for Europe

  • Advising key customers on a variety of sustainability topics and challenges

The successful candidate will be able to develop strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and have experience working within a multi-cultural and matrix-managed business.

Key Requirements

  • Demonstrable public affairs experience with proven stakeholder engagement skills at all levels, including strong communication and strategic policy analysis

  • Extensive professional sustainability experience with a strong commercial understanding of recycling and waste, closed loop, circular economy principles

  • Relevant degree in public affairs, sustainability or waste management

  • Exposure to packaging, recycling or FMCG business, ideally with an understanding of EPRs or materials such as PET

  • Business fluency in both English French and Spanish is essential. Italian would be beneficial

  • Able to demonstrate Ball's Drive for 10 vision

This fantastic role presents an opportunity to join a company where sustainability is key to continued growth whilst influencing the wider packaging and recycling industry debate.

This role is home based - candidates will ideally live in Spain or France.

Acre and Ball Corporation are continuously working to build a truly diverse and inclusive culture. We welcome and encourage candidates from all aspects of diversity to apply for this role, and any of our advertised vacancies. Please contact Tom Townsend on if you have any accessibility requirements and we will do our best to accommodate them.