Sustainable Packaging Manager

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1TW

United Kingdom

Apply by: 10/03/2019


Sustainable Packaging Manager

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1TW

About the role

In this role you will lead the sustainable packaging agenda, working with industry to innovate, develop and introduce new solutions into the retail market. A broad role championing materials, design, reduction, retrieval, recycling, education and advocacy.

You will be responsible for

The right person for this role will have a passion for sustainability and a proven understanding of packaging materials, structural design and print processes. Experience in food packaging is preferred. Simplifying technical subjects and communicating and influencing senior stakeholders is a key part of the role.

Other accountabilities include:

  • Aligning to legislation and staying ahead of changes (including consultation submissions)
  • Working with experts, scientists and packaging/product suppliers across the globe to deliver innovative and sustainable packaging solutions for the Tesco product portfolio, ensuring that they meet stringent safety, quality and ethical requirements
  • Collaborating with retailers and suppliers to develop new solutions to improve the sustainability agenda and generate closed loops
  • Staying at the forefront of the packaging agenda, collaborating with industry working groups and governing bodies,  utilising new materials and design solutions
  • Presenting internally and Externally representing Tesco at events, workshops and seminars 
  • Leading natural work teams containing functional experts from across the business and the wider industry
  • Developing, leading and supporting a high performing team giving them the opportunities to be their best
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence

Key People and Teams you will be working with:

  • Technical
  • New product development
  • Supply Chain
  • SRD
  • Regulatory Affairs 
  • Category teams 
  • Responsible Sourcing
  • Hubs 
  • Design and Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Testing labs
  • Artwork Agencies
  • Suppliers
  • Industry Bodies
  • Government
  • NGO's

People and Budgets you will be accountable for:

  • Line management of direct reports
  • Packaging project funds and business cases

Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details before your agreed start date

You will need

Operational Skills:

  • Materials science & packaging design/development
  • Packaging legislation and consultation submissions
  • Food safety and ethical awareness
  • Supplier & Stakeholder Management
  • Project Management & Planning
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • People management

Relevant Experience:

  • Packaging industry experience (essential)
  • Materials Science Education
  • Working with packaging suppliers to innovate
  • Delivering complex projects
  • Financial management
  • Understanding of risk and risk assessment
  • External speaking/engagements

Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details before your agreed start date.

About us

Tesco has become a market leader by doing the little things that really matter for our customers and colleagues. It is part of what makes Tesco such a great place to work and we are proud to have been accredited as one of Britain’s Top Employers again this year.

We are the UK's number one retailer and we pride ourselves on offering a great shopping experience. We are passionate about our food, merchandise and services and will always try to get things right for our customers.

But did you know we also offer great job opportunities? With stores, distribution centres and offices across the UK, we have a vast variety of roles and we are always looking for people who have a hunger to work with customers and colleagues across our exciting business. We believe in treating each other with respect and giving everyone an equal opportunity to get on. It's our people that make the difference every day - helping us make a difference for our customers.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone is welcome and truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings to enable us to serve our shoppers a little better every day. We strive to create a workforce that reflects our customers not only here in the UK, but worldwide. Our aim is to attract and welcome a diverse range applicants from all walks of life and we would love to hear from you!

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work.  These include but aren’t limited to:

  • An annual bonus scheme which you can achieve up to 3.5% of base salary
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 6 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day
  • A retirement savings plan - 4%-7.5% contribution rate
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Buy As You Earn Scheme
  • Save As You Earn Scheme
  • Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile & Tesco Bank
  • Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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