As the nation’s leading bottled water company, Nestlé Waters North America is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we’re also committed to developing our people – enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.
Nestlé Waters consists of five business units: Corporate, Commercial, Supply Chain, Technical & Production and ReadyRefresh by Nestlé. Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you’ll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that’s challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You’ll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It’s a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions – all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.
When it comes to leading the industry with the highest standards in quality, Nestlé Waters Corporate is a vital element of our success. As part of the Corporate team, this is something you’ll play a leading role in. Whether you’re based in Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Communications, Marketing or IT, you’ll be a force for good – someone who is trusted, empowered and supported to make a genuine, lasting impression on our organization. You’ll grow and develop as we do, sharing in the success your accomplishments bring. And, as you achieve great things and thrive within our Corporate team, you can be certain your contributions have a wide-reaching impact – on the lives of customers and colleagues alike. Simply put, it’s an opportunity to collaborate with some of the best talent in the industry on work that’s challenging, engaging, meaningful and never anything less than rewarding.
Reporting to the Senior Sustainability Manager for Packaging, the Senior Sustainability Specialist will focus on the collection and material management of all resources and waste generated by Nestlé Waters across the company’s network with a cross functional responsibility. The Senior Sustainability Specialist will oversee the implementation and strategy of internal company programs with focus on compliance, revenue generation and cost mitigation.
The Senior Sustainability Specialist will help shepherd NWNA’s transition to the circular economy by helping lead and stimulate program innovation that reduces the environmental impact of NWNA’s resources and waste, This role is also focused on optimizes recoverable and recyclable commodities NWNA uses or produces.
The Senior Sustainability Specialist will work closely with the Technical & Production, Supply Chain, SHE, Procurement, Supply Chain Finance, ReadyRefresh, Marketing, Legal, Governmental Relations, and Regulatory, in order to achieve objectives.
All actions and duties performed by the Senior Sustainability Specialist must support NWNA’s overarching sustainability, business and communication strategies through teaching diligent execution, monitoring and leadership.
Lead the recycling and waste programs in all NWNA manufacturing facilities to support NWNA’s landfill free commitment and optimize the ability of NWNA to monetize these resources and to drive materials management compliance that mitigates risk to Nestle Waters. This includes:
Supporting National SHE Director with program leadership and oversite
Ensuring programs are NCE and DMAIC aligned
Developing and launching new program concept and execution plan with any new plant that comes on line
Supporting technical leadership with equipment and program concepts that drive incremental revenue and cost mitigation in recycling and waste material management
Working on Cap Ex projects with engineering and supply chain finance teams that may help drive additional value of scrap materials
Advising Regional SHE Leadership that programs and process administered must be complaint with National SHE standards and support and protect NWNA’s environmental credibility
Advising Regional QA Leadership that programs and process administered must be complaint with National QA standards
Ensure that Regional Controllers are optimizing the value of all recycled commodities
Supporting oversight of commodity vendors, which may include sourcing contracting, and collection
Project support for the broader sustainability team with a specific focus in defining and determining material volumes collected, diverted and leveraged to support Nestle Waters naturality ambitions
Lead certified destruction programs in all NWNA manufacturing and co manufacturing facilities aligned with corporate QA and Procurement guidelines. This work is targeting a revenue value for non-conforming packaging goods and cost mitigation on finished goods leveraging the NWNA procurement tool ARIBA. This includes:
Supporting facilities with the sourcing of qualified destruction vendors
Ensuring all vendors are trained and able to execute Nestle Waters standards for this work
Execute bids for any campaign that will cost or generate more than a targeted threshold of $35K
Support NWNA audit review and compliance
Execute recertification’s and gap correction with destruction vendor supply pool
Take all measures to protect brands by ensuring these programs are structured with low risk to brands and improper handling or products and packaging (i.e.: Product Counterfeit, Wrongful, Deposit Redemption Etc.).
Support National Warehouse team with the execution and oversite for best in class execution
Optimize and manage the collection and revenue stream of the post-consumer bottle material collected in bottle bill states. This includes:
All bidding and placement of feedstocks in Northeast Bottle Bill States
Coordinating with Corporate Finance and Accounts Payable for invoicing and collection of these various materials and revenues
Optimizing the use of the post-consumer material collected to moderate rPET pricing volatility and reduce rPET costs to NWNA
Ensuring NWNA can leverage all post consumer bottle material collected through communication and PCR certification
Represent NWNA with external stakeholders recycling and waste organizations such as the Association of Packaging Recyclers, NERC and the National Association for PET Container Resources to ensure NWNA is recognized as a leader in responsible packaging and that NWNA forges and maintains relationships of mutual benefit for NWNA and external stakeholders. This includes:
Being engaged with key recycling and waste associations and gatherings to learn, exchange and influence; and secure recognition of NWNA’s achievements.
Drive results and agenda that are important to Nestlé and increase our position in the environment
Make sure Nestlé’s interests are considered and accounted for with the outside organizations and trade associations
Drive results by leveraging the recycling community and network, this could include the larger waste haulers that we support with our supply agreements in leveraging their assets and infrastructure as part of the total value for Nestlé
Collaborate with the various functions of the business so that the outcomes of the recycling and waste strategy, programs and projects support and build the profile, credibility and marketability of NWNA and NWNA’s products and brands among customers, consumers and key stakeholders. This includes:
Coordinating with the NWNA team (Brand, Sales, Marketing, Corporate Affairs, Government Affairs, Legal, Regulatory and other areas of the NWNA business)
Developing and bringing a compelling narrative and data to the team that can be leveraged to achieve objectives that can be shared externally improving NWNA’s position
Key qualifications include:
Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or college
Minimum 3 years project management experience preferred
Minimum 3 years in packaging preferred
Minimum 3 years in environmental compliance, business development and/or material and commodity management
To our veterans and separated service members: you are at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills that you have gained while serving our country, such as adaptability, agility, and leadership, are aligned with the skills that we look for when we think about what success looks like at Nestle. We hope that you will consider sharing in our mission and purpose to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future.
Nestlé Waters North America is the nation’s leading bottled water company. Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestlé Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and Acqua Panna. We’re passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship – most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. As a valuable part of our team, you’ll receive a competitive total rewards package – something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It’s not just the work that you’ll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you’ll receive exactly the kind of benefits you’d expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at Nestlé Waters?
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