Sustainable packaging and waste specialist

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Hunkemöller is searching for a passionate and experienced Sustainable packaging and waste specialist  to strengthen our buying team at our international Headquarters in Hilversum (NL)!

In collaboration to the EU strategy for sustainable and circular textiles, EPR legislations are being introduced. We're looking for an experienced Sustainable packaging and waste specialist to deal with the EU/EU countries packaging & waste requirements.

The Job:

  • Establish a clear roadmap to end waste as part of HKM’s strategy.
  • Research scopes of individual countries.
  • Register with take-back systems per individual country / implement packaging EPR regulations.
  • You're ahead of legislation with emerging challenges and constantly scope and research packaging trends through individual countries. 
  • Deep dive into packaging and (product) components and shipping of goods.
  • Reduce the use of multi-materials packaging & increase recycled content.
  • Lead packaging projects, including doing an inventory of existing packaging / to change the existing packaging designs.
  • Operationalize partnership with Buying, Design, CSR, marketing, supply and procurement.
  • Manage data collection for reporting and baselining of key performance indicators related to packaging consumption including on-product packaging (hangtags etc.) and transit packaging (cardboard boxes, polybags etc.)
  • Data analysis and writing through various reporting mechanisms.
  • Actively liaise with internal and external stakeholders.

Our ideal CANDIDATE:

  • Extensive experience in understanding sustainable packaging specifications and knowledge of EPR regulations and legislations globally
  • An eye for detail!
  • Analytically strong. Managing and reporting to set a clear sustainable road map

Excel knowledge a big plus.

  • A passion for sustainability and the need to lower our climate impact
  • Familiar with circularity to minimize the use of multi materials & increase the recycled content of all our packaging needs. 
  • You must be Confident to Lead packaging projects analyzing existing packaging implementing improvements on new packaging designs acting as an ambassador in partnership with across the business stakeholders.

Hunkemöller strives to be a much loved, social & inclusive brand. A place where people love to work, are proud of the brand, and where we create true brand ambassadors. Working in a passionate, energetic, design-led and performance-driven environment where our key customer persona 'Shero' sits at the heart of everything we do. Hunkemöller is certified TOP EMPLOYER of the Netherlands 2021, which underlines our people initiatives and achievements. 

Together Tomorrow – Join a Retailer that's on the move to be better for our planet, better for people, better together! From diversity & inclusion, reducing waste, to product care and how we work with our suppliers, our Together Tomorrow initiative reflects what we do and helps drive change across our business. Ready to help us achieving our ambitious goals? Where ever you'll start working with us, if in Stores or our HQs, you can contribute! 

Apply now with your CV or LinkedIn profile only.  

Charlotte Davies
Global Buying & Design Director

"By continually staying in touch with our global Sheroes the opportunities to create most-wanted collections are endless."

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Your benefits if you join a TOP EMPLOYER:

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Internal Learning Platform

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Dynamic and Fast-Paced Environment

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Restaurant on site with freshly-made food

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Lifestyle Workshops

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Collective Company Insurance Discount

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Support in Travel Expenses

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Community Events

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Pension Support

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Staff Discount

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Performance Reviews

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Hybrid Working Module & Home Office Allowance

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