Sustainability Director, Asia Pacific


Competitive Salary

Mumbai City

Posted 8 months ago

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Acre is delighted to partner with Amcor; a global leader in responsible packaging solutions. One year ago, Amcor reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability by pledging to make their entire product range recyclable or reusable by 2025, significantly increasing their use of recycled materials, and ultimately driving the packaging industry towards more responsible production and consumption.

Acre is recruiting for a Director of Sustainability to lead the growth of Amcor's sustainability strategy across the Asia Pacific business group. The role will be based in Mumbai ensuring sustainability sits closely with the business group's core operational decision making. Driving change within a fast paced and vibrant office, the Sustainability Director will be responsible for the continuous development and implementation of Amcor's sustainability strategy at business group level.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead the division's sustainability agenda, working with key stakeholders from industry and government to influence public and social discourse around themes such as the plastics agenda and closed loop circular economy
  • Work hand-in-hand with R&D and Sales & Marketing (Globally & within the business group) to support regional customer relationships and global engagements with multinational key accounts in the context of sustainability, including customer visits, presentations, and projects.
  • Be familiar with the development of waste collection, processing and sale industry structure and support Amcor's global ambition to create a plastics circular economy
  • Enable the organisation to take a proactive approach to the changing sustainability landscape by monitoring emerging trends and stakeholder requirements, and preparing the business to meet them

Reporting directly into the VP of Sales and Marketing, you will be capable of building strong business relationships. As such you will work hand in hand with the business group's operations and procurement teams to drive continuous improvements relating to Amcor's external commitments.

Your Experience Will Include:

  • Excellent communication and engagement skills, able to build strong and long-lasting relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • A track record in developing and implementing ambitious sustainability targets within a large and complex organisation
  • Knowledge and experience of manufacturing in the Asia Pacific markets, with understanding of the commercial and regulatory landscape of waste management and recycled materials
  • Deep knowledge of packaging materials, technologies and processes, as well as the industry associations and lobby groups involved in the secondary market industry (circular economy)

As the Sustainability Director, you will build strong professional relationships reaching across the Asia Pacific business's 36 manufacturing sites, spanning 8 countries. In doing so you will leverage the operational and commercial acumen of stakeholders from R&D, Operations, Procurement, Sales and Marketing to ensure sustainability targets are met.

This is a fascinating and unique opportunity to spearhead an ambitious sustainability strategy within an industry facing huge change, at the cusp of innovation.

Talk to an Acre consultant about this role:

Tanith Allen 0207 400 5570

Job Ref. BBBH8272