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    3 - 5 Years
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    • Date Posted
      April 19,2021
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    Packaging Sustainability Technology Manager Global R&D

    Company Description

    It’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. At JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS, we’ve made it our mission to find out. Since day one, our people have been raising the bar, thinking fast and acting even quicker to make an impact that’s felt around the world.

    JDE is home to some of the most well-known coffee brands in the world. Our coffee and tea portfolio is available in over 100 countries and includes iconic household names such as Jacobs, Tassimo, Moccona, Senseo, L’OR, Douwe Egberts, TiOra, Super, Kenco, Pilao and Gevalia. We’ve built our business on the belief that everyone deserves the coffee they love – no matter who you are, where you live or how you take it.

    At JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS, we are inspired by our belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. We are driven by the vision that everyone deserves the coffee they love.

    Job Description

    As part of our Research, Development and Operations (RD&O) organization, the JDE R&D function is on a journey to transition into a world-class organization delivering innovation and excellence for all JDE business ambitions.

    The R&D Global Packaging Sustainability Technology Manager is part of the Global R&D organization, within Packaging. In this unique career opportunity, you will lead a team of 5 to 10 R&D associates and ensure the technology roadmap is set to implement JDE's global sustainability strategy.

    The tasks and responsibilities in this role:

    • Develop a road map for technical programs to reach packaging sustainability commitments and ensure compliance with regulation
    • Create efficiency and affordability of our packaging solutions worldwide
    • Manage own resources and annual budget
    • Manage and develop team members
    • Create cross-functional alignment and resourcing of packaging sustainability programs
    • Manage a wide group of senior in- and external stakeholders


    If you’re brimming with an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed, you’ll fit right in at JDE. Working globally and locally, our Associates have been positively influencing the world of coffee for over 265 years. We love people who are not afraid to try and who try until they get it right. We value strong convictions and encourage debate. And all this in an open, friendly environment where you can approach anyone and grow any way you like.

    The preferred qualifications and skills for this role:

    • A higher professional education level in Engineering, packaging materials or packing systems
    • Over 10 years of experience in expertise area’s FMCG, packaging, packaging systems and sustainability.
    • A track record of unique achievements in packaging sustainability
    • Strong organization/project management skills
    • Excellent presentation and influencing skills to key partners (internal and external) and senior stakeholders
    • Agility to make decisions regarding project execution and priority setting
    • Ability to successfully develop and manage departmental budgets
    • Adapt to and fit into a demanding culture that expects high levels of performance
    • Deliver and communicate tangible results
    • Show flexibility in travels and work from home as required
    • Be a good listener and have the ability to work with different international cultures

    Additional Information

    Next to an attractive and rewarding salary, we offer a variety of secondary conditions of employment.

    This includes:

    • Guaranteed year-end bonus
    • Rewarding pension-plan
    • An additional number of ADV days
    • Remuneration for health, life- and other insurances
    • Fitness allowance
    • Discount on coffee and tea products
    • A flexible, international work environment with many career opportunities

    Your application at JDE

    If you are interested in this career opportunity at JDE, hit the “I’m interested” button and upload your application. After receiving your application, we will do our utmost to give you quick feedback. Part of the recruitment procedure at JDE will be an online assessment, followed by two interviews. Pre-employment screening can be part of the recruitment process.

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