Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Utrecht


Job Description

As our new Packaging Sustainability Specialist, you’ll be part of the Global R&D organization, within the Packaging Sustainability team. You will lead or support projects up to process build & implementation and be the key knowledge holder in your field. You are consulted by other R&D members for NPD projects that impact packaging sustainability, and by other JDE employees in case of operational issues.

You’ll be responsible for the development and exploitation of JDE's proprietary knowledge, and building/expanding a network of external experts and suppliers for all sustainability related matters. Your typical project portfolio is more than 5 projects and over 200 K Euro/year R&D budget.

In this role you will be working for the Research and Development (R&D) organisation which 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.


To be successful in this role:

- You will have a Master’s degree and at least 5 years of experience in a packaging development role, with a proven passion for sustainability.
- You gained your experience in aninternational environment and ideally in the FMCG industry.
- Discipline, 'driving operational financial excellence' and keeping it simple by breaking down complexity and providing clear consistent message is your second nature.
- You re able tocombine a deep understanding of packaging development with perfect project and stakeholder management skills.
- you like to travel frequently abroad formeetings withfor example, supplies or other JDE sites.
- Sustainability is a passion for you and you are looking forward to join an ambitious team.

Does this sound like you? Please don't hesitate to apply immediately. We are looking forward to your application!

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