Sustainability Manager

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Ball European Sustainability Manager

Acre is delighted to be partnering with Ball Beverage Packaging Europe to identify an exceptional Sustainability Manager. Part of Ball Corporation, Ball Beverage Packaging is the largest producer of recyclable metal beverage packaging in the world. Putting technical know-how, passion and innovation at the heart of its business, Ball's ambition is to make the beverage can the most sustainable beverage packaging in the world.

European Sustainability Manager - Ball Packaging

Reporting into the Sustainability Director, the Sustainability Manager will deliver projects to ensure Ball is represented externally across Europe, which a focus in the UK and the Nordics; integral to the context of sustainable packaging and the current debate around plastic bottles, marine litter, circular economy and recycling targets.

The successful candidate will be responsible for development, implementation and monitoring of the organisations environmental strategies, both challenging and supporting Operations on how to embrace sustainability efforts within manufacturing locations. You will also support corporate initiatives and objectives by providing technical support to key client accounts, some of which are the biggest global beverage companies, assisting in their carbon footprint calculations. Responsibilities.

  • Lead on Public Affairs, developing relationships with academia, think-tanks, NGOs and other stakeholders in the packaging, recycling and aluminium sectors
  • Represent the company in the UK and the Nordics with government and industry associations
  • Hold principal responsibility for the sustainability strategy into the operational supply chain
  • Contribute to the sustainability strategy for Europe and input into global sustainability projects
  • Support corporate HQ on data management and quality and engagement in corporate initiatives
  • Assume responsibility for supporting key customers on sustainability matters
This person will be an action-oriented project manager who has worked within large, international, multi-cultural and matrix-managed businesses.

Key Requirements.

  • Relevant degree in sustainability, environmental management or public affairs
  • Extensive professional sustainability experience with a strong commercial understanding of sustainability data around recycling and waste, closed loop, circular economy principles
  • Experience from a commercial packaging, recycling or FMCG business, ideally with an understanding of EPRs or materials such as PET
  • Demonstrable stakeholder engagement at all levels, with proven, strong communication and presentation skills and previous exposure to public affairs
This is a truly inspiring opportunity to join and represent a progressive, continually growing organisation, putting long-term environmental and social value at the core of its purpose. If you feel this is describing you, then we welcome an expression of interest from you as soon as possible.

Talk to an Acre consultant about this role:

Nick Daniel +44 (0)207 400 5577

Job Ref. BBBH7419