Packaging Sustainability Manager

Location Hong Kong
Job-type Full Time
Salary Negotiable
Contact Angela Tsui
Email email Angela
Reference 2828_1661849374

Packaging Sustainability Manager

My client is a US mass market retailer, who is looking for a packaging expert, to be individual contributor to take charge of subject matter and report directly to head of HK office.

  • Understand Company milestones for Sustainability efforts in order of setting priorities and focus.
  • Identify current capabilities on a country & regional level based on current packaging vendor base.
  • Develop and lead sourcing strategies for packaging, effectively handle suppliers and internal networks to deliver future and best in class quality and alternatives (ie, Northern China & Southern China options).
  • Lead onboarding of new packaging vendors. Ensures that Packaging suppliers provide certified Sustainable packaging and can produce to our quality standards within expected leadtimes.
  • Source and negotiate sustainable packaging components for full package product ensuring the best value and quality which will be aligned with market pricing.
  • Collaborate with key internal partners to manage packaging supplier certification process for sustainability to ensure all suppliers are up to date with all necessary certifications.
  • Tailored to each packaging vendor, develop a system of traceability from mill to printer/converter to final product. Example : FSC document traceability from paper mill (paper stock) thru printer.
  • Consistently deliver on measurable and strategic goals to enable competitive advantage to bottom-line and top-line company growth, and corporate social responsibility leadership. Track and drive the Sustainable packaging KPIs
  • Develop and deploy packaging policy and initiatives, in collaboration with supporting teams
  • Train and educate Office Merchant Teams on Sustainable Claims and other sustainable packaging topics and tools.
  • Build Material libraries / pricing / specs / standards for sustainable packaging
  • Effectively collaborate and build strong relationships with key partners including strategic sourcing peers, merchants, product development teams, packaging teams, sustainability team, and legal.
  • Travels regionally to visit packaging suppliers and product vendors for review of packaging products currently in production and assesses the factories

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years' experience in the packaging field with knowledge of packaging design and expertise in sourcing and costing of sustainable packaging components, raw material, supply chain or product sustainability experience preferred
  • Knowledge and relationships with sustainable packaging vendors is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of the apparel and/or home industry, consumer goods industry, product development or supply chain preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience working with product sustainability standards and certifications including GOTS, Oeko-Tex, GRS, OCS and FSC.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills that can be used to combine and analyze data from various sources, and generate reports and graphics to help drive decision-making
  • Proven track record to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative and team-oriented environment
  • Strong problem-solving abilities with a solutions-oriented approach
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written in Mandarin & English a must.
  • Proven track record to work creatively and analytically to deliver results
  • Ability to build positive relationships with internal and external partners

Pls send your CV to Angela Tsui from ConnectedGroup (Angela.Tsui @connectedgroup.com) for more details.

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