Material Solutions Manager - French Speaker - Sustainability

West London
15 Jan 2019
12 Feb 2019
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Operating in 21 countries (including 11 in Europe), this company is a world leader in the recycling of generally non-recyclable waste, such as pens, snack wrappers, baby food pouches beauty product packaging, home care product packaging and even the likes of cigarette ends or marine plastics.

They are currently looking to recruit a Material Solutions manager in Europe who is going to be responsible for building, maintaining, and growing the processing supply chains and downstream outlets for their unique waste streams in Europe. It involves material diagnosis, supply chain mapping, supplier management, contracting, and internal support for sales teams. This person works closely with the company's European departments leads (Brand partnerships, Zero Waste Box, Business Development, etc.) as well as the Operations team.

This is a unique role for a resourceful, driven individual looking for an exceptional opportunity in the recycling field with perspective of internal growth and increasing responsibilities overtime. The position is based in West London and will report and work closely with the Head of Material Solutions (based in their UK office) and the Global VP of Material Sales & Procurement (based on their US office).


- Ideally fluent in both French and English.
- Several years of direct working experience within the waste / recycling industry.
- Strong technical knowledge of raw materials (especially plastics) and their composition.
- Project and budget management experience while working within the supply chain for the waste / recycling industry.
- Practical knowledge of material recycling processes and equipment, including which equipment should be used to carry out processing techniques on varying materials.
- Good understanding of the recycling landscape including public and private entities capable of carrying out certain processing tasks. Ideally possess a network of European contacts in the recycling industry.
- Good knowledge of, and experience working within, EU waste regulations for logistics, storage and processing.
- Be an effective communicator with excellent written & oral communication skills, especially as it relates to framing content in a way that non-experts can understand it.
- Possess outstanding organisational skills with a knack for being detail-oriented.
- The ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume work environment.
- Ability and willingness to travel within Europe (3-4 days/month) to visit partners


Salary depending on experience
25 Paid Holiday Days
Company Pension contribution up to 3% of salary
Start date - ASAP

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