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Sustainability Manager - Lisbon, Portugal

Packaging Sustainability Manager - Lisbon, Portugal
Leap29 are working with an industry leading food processing and packaging business and our client have an exciting opportunity for a Sustainability Manager to join them and support them in the Iberia region. You will be responsible for implementing sustainability programmes with a focus on developing collection and recycling programmes for post-consumer packages.
Responsibilities:
•Drive sustainability programmes to implement the strategy. Major focus is on developing collection and recycling programmes for post-consumer packages.
•Manage local recycling and/or collection programmes incl. investment projects from business case preparation, monitoring of project development, installation and commissioning to performance validation.
•Secure compliance with local collection/recycling regulation/targets as applicable.
•Secure reliable accounting and reporting of collection/recycling rates.
•Help the Regional Sustainability Director in providing feedback to the Sustainability Transformation Director on customer needs and insights from engagements with customers in the assigned countries. Involvement in trainings can also be part of this support.
Requirements:
•Technical University degree required (preferably in the area of environmental studies)
•Minimum 3-5 years relevant work experience in sustainability focused roles, preferably in the Food & Beverage industry
•Experienced in Waste management and recycling
•Excellent spoken and written English and Portuguese, Spanish language knowledge is an advantage
•Experience in advocacy, communication, sustainability strategy execution
•Experience from leading and managing projects and ability to work independently
•Good understanding of financials
•Strategic mindset, with the openness and ability to be involved in operational hands-on tasks as well
•Proactiveness, drive and focus on delivering results
•Ability to think out of the box and to contribute to creation of innovative solutions
•Excellent presentation skills, diplomacy and tact
•Strong team player with good interpersonal skills
Please follow the think below to apply, for more information please do not hesitate to contact me.



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