Director Sustainability, Packaging and Product Stewardship in Burlington, MA at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 3/10/2020

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Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Sustainability Officer, the Director will lead the KDP sustainable packaging and product stewardship platform, including the Company’s zero plastic waste agenda.  By combining a technical understanding of packaging and product life cycle management and business acumen, the Director will play a highly visible, cross-functional leadership role internally and represent KDP externally in leadership forums and collaboration platforms across the industry.   This leader will build, promote and foster the success of relevant industry coalitions including existing and new platforms.  The leader will also participate on and provide guidance to corresponding cross-functional KDP project teams.     

What you will do:

  • Deliver and maintain a 5 year-roadmap to achieve 2025 targets, including a comprehensive resourcing plan to deliver on roadmap
  • Engage with industry, municipalities and MRFs for product and package recycling
  • Establish and maintain KDP principles, governance and operating structure for sustainable packaging
  • Serve as the primary point of management for sustainable outcomes across all relevant projects for R&D, Keurig innovation (brewer and pod), and Supply Chain Ops Development & Engineering
  • Be accountable for metrics and reporting to achieve 2025 KDP packaging targets
  • Represent and lead within industry forums and collaborations. Attend forums, build relationships, and gather information to determine to enable KDP 2025 targets
  • Manage flow and optimization testing for plastic recycling to establish and expand recovery metrics
  • Facilitate the use of recycled content across KDP portfolio of products, packages and partners
  • Provide timely and accurate communications content to Sustainability, Communications, Partner and PR teams.


What you must have:

  • Minimum 10 years work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Flexibility on the discipline
  • Direct experience with the recycling industry and specifically technical specifications for plastics recycling
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment; anticipate needs and be proactive in resolving issues; and follow KDP policies and procedures.
  • Analytical rigor and experience with environmental metrics
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Demonstrated record of facilitation and leadership through influence
  • A team player, with the ability to work well across different organizational boundaries at all levels of the organization.
  • Passionate about our social and environmental mission.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time
  • Strategic planning and issue management
  • Strong written and oral communication, organizational and time management skills; excellent presentation skills.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, etc.)

Company Overview & EEO Statement

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Plano, TX, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig®, Dr Pepper®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, Canada Dry®, Snapple®, Bai®, Mott’s® and The Original Donut Shop®. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America.

Benefits built for you: Our people are the heart of our business, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.


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