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      May 23,2021
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    R&D Packaging Sustainability Program Specialist

    Company Description

    For more than 265 years, JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE) is inspired by its belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee or tea. We are fuelled by our purpose of unleashing the possibilities of coffee and tea to create a better future. Today, our coffee & tea portfolio is available in more than 100 developed and emerging markets, through a portfolio of over 50 brands that collectively cover the entire category landscape led by leading household names such as L’OR, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, Douwe Egberts, Old Town, Super, Pickwick and Moccona.
    JDE is part of JDE Peet’s, the world’s largest pure-play coffee and tea company, headquartered in The Netherlands.

    What’s it like to work at JDE?

    We are proud of our passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Our goal is simple and ambitious – JDE: A coffee & tea for every cup.
    At JDE, we're Made to Stand Out. Every day we are progressive in outlook, ambitious in nature, resourceful in action and decisive in approach, bringing coffee and tea moments to everyone around the world.

    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. In the job opportunity of R&D Packaging Sustainability Program Specialist, you will be part of the Research and Development Center Coffee and Tea and take a big responsibility in optimizing and developing packaging sustainability innovations for our products. In this category, you will work with various packaging technologies like glass, foil, flexibles, carton, tin cans, paper cups and bags.

    In this role, you will:

    • Initiate, define, manage and drive execution of the packaging sustainability roadmap with the aim
    • to deliver JDE’s packaging sustainability ambitions
    • Scouting for new material developments, potentially relevant to sustainability topics
    • Management of several packaging projects, across multiple categories
    • Report and present findings within JDE and project teams
    • Act as single point of contact for packaging sustainability-related queries within JDE
    • Manage senior R&D stakeholders in JDE
    • Participates in industry consortiums and represents JDE’s approach to packaging sustainability
    • Liaise with regulatory affairs


    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.

    For this job opening, our preferred candidate would have:

    • A Bachelor or Master’s degree, in Packaging Sciences, or a directly related field
    • Over 5 years of working experience with relevant Packaging technologies, preferably with a focus on creating sustainable solutions
    • A wide understanding of category-specific technologies, preferably in the directly related processes and production lines
    • The ability to analyze and report on trials and experiments
    • The ability to structure feedback, progression reports and proposals to senior stakeholders
    • Very good organizational and project management skills
    • The ability to analyze and report on trials and experiments
    • The ability to speak and write English on a professional level

    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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