European Sustainability Director

Posted over 1 year ago by Acre
Location Bedfordshire
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £Competitive+Additional Benefits
Sector Consultancy, Environment, Sustainability
Posted over 1 year ago
Apply by Tuesday, 12 July 2016
The Acre Team have recently been engaged on an exclusive basis by Rexam, the global leading beverage can maker, based in Luton, U.K. We are now accepting applications from passionate, senior-level, sustainability professionals to become the European Sustainability Director for Rexam. It is anticipated that Rexam will be acquired by Ball Corporation at the end of June. This acquisition provides a successful candidate with an opportunity to create, develop and implement bespoke sustainability and environmental programmes which support the initiatives of the combined global customer base. There is real scope for an ambitious candidate to build an industry-leading sustainability initiative within this newly combined organisation. Key responsibilities as European Sustainability Director include:Supporting Key Account Managers with direct customer engagement to identify and deliver priority customer sustainability initiatives, helping to ensure Rexam are seen as the supplier of choice to their customersLeading, managing and building (where needed) Rexam's sustainability team to deliver industry-leading performance in supporting their customers' sustainability initiativesWorking with Group Sustainability to ensure that the business is supporting all global initiatives and reporting sustainability metrics as requiredPromoting and actively supporting the most relevant recycling or recovery systems and sustainability messages for Rexam's products through the region and to industry trade associationsRaising the Rexam profile with Brussels policymakers through active participation in priority committees (e.g. MPE Exco, BCME EBC, European, etc.) and keeping the business steps ahead of its competitorsIn order to qualify for this exciting role, you will possess:Senior engagement experience at a European level within the packaging industry or FMCG sectorA sound understanding of sustainability issues which impact the packaging industryThe ability to represent Rexam and it's interests at an industry level with a strong network and social competenceTangible success leading and inspiring remote and virtual teamsThe ability to communicate and influence effectively at the highest levelEligibility to work in the UKThis role will offer you the opportunity to grow your professional profile with a great organisation at a European level. We look forward to hearing from you.


Acre's aim is to help create a better economy by uniting people and businesses bound by strong social and environmental values. The market leader in sustainability recruitment for over a decade, A...

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