Europe Director Packaging Sustainability

Job Description

Auto req ID: 203133BR

Job Description

We're looking for a Packaging Sustainability Director to be based in Europe and lead the thinking around understanding of downstream infrastructure, business models & partnerships to allow PepsiCo in Europe to deliver on it’s goal of making all packaging 100% compostable, biodegradable or recyclable.

In this role, your key deliverables will be:
Drive infrastructure for collection, sorting, recycling of crisp packets

  1. Drive overall strategy on recycling of snacks film

    1. Collection partnerships in UK & in East Europe

    2. Recycling EOL strategy and infrastructure across all European markets

  2. Build partnerships with key external stakeholders incl. brand owner coalition, suppliers & recyclers to

    1. Understand the value chain economics of flexible recycling in Europe & key players

    2. Determine PEP plan of action for fostering the right infrastructure

  3. Work closely with technical lead to determine key proof-of-concept pilots and technical trials that PEP should support & support workstream thinking within CEFLEX (led by technical packaging)

  4. Liase with each of the key BUs to determine clear and concrete plan of action, if needed accompanying to key external meetings as an expert.

    1. who to partner with externally in the chain, what actions to take

    2. negotiating position to shape thinking within waste funds / EPR schemes

  5. Liase with and feed into global teams on snacks to align strategy and feed in global best-practices and thinking

  6. Liase with brand teams to ensure infrastructure and policy thinking is joined up with brand communications and plans


  • Proven track record of successfully operationalising new systems / technologies

  • Strong strategic and commercial skills to be able to assess & work through multiple business model and commercial scenarios

  • Basic understanding of the policy environment; capability to draft PEP negotiating positions

  • Solid understanding of PEP internal BU network

  • Basic technical understanding of plastics & materials

  • Passion for sustainability


Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Pipeline