Public Affairs and Sustainability Manager, Southern Europe




Posted 5 months ago

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Acre is delighted to partner with Ball Beverage Packaging Europe to identify a Public Affairs and Sustainability Manager, Southern Europe, to join their growing team.

Part of Ball Corporation, Ball Beverage Packaging Europe is the largest producer of beverage cans in the world. 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 Public Affairs and Sustainability Director, this role will represent the company externally across Spain, France and Italy, to local industry associations, recycling systems, government and other stakeholders. You will have a clear remit to increase the recycling of beverage cans and influence policy.

The Public Affairs and Sustainability Manager will work closely with Ball's local commercial teams and support them in engaging customers such as leading brewers and soft drinks brands, on sustainability topics.


  • Leading on public affairs, developing relationships with academia, think-tanks, NGOs and other stakeholders in the packaging, recycling and aluminium sectors
  • Representing the company 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 environmental management (or similar)
  • Exposure to packaging, recycling or FMCG business, ideally with an understanding of extended producer responsibility or materials such as PET
  • Fluent level in both English and Spanish is a must, French or Italian would be desirable

This fantastic role puts you in a central position to actively influence the packaging and recycling debate within a progressive company, placing sustainability at the heart of their growth strategy.

Talk to an Acre consultant about this role:

Tanith Allen 0207 400 5570

Job Ref. BBBH8060