DNK-Randers, Marsvej



Sustainable Packaging Program Manager 

Are you motivated by bringing meals to millions of consumers in the most sustainable packaging possible? Do you thrive in a cross-functional role with many different stakeholders? And can you drive complex projects in a global setting? Then you could be our new Sustainable Packaging Program Manager!


Bringing the strategy for sustainable packaging to life
Danish Crown is committed to deliver high-quality & sustainable food packaging solutions, that elevates food safety, prevents food waste and lowers the CO2 footprint. We have outlined a winning strategy focusing on using innovation and the best technology available at any time to deliver on this promise. We are looking for a new colleague to drive this critical agenda across business units and country borders. 
As our new Program Manager, you will drive key initiatives to transform packaging in Danish Crown. You will play an important role in securing our targets of reducing our packaging by 15% in 2025 and 30% by 2030.

Define and implement strategic initiatives within packaging solutions

You will work in five defined strategic focus areas: Food Safety, Food Waste Prevention, Climate, Partnerships and Production Capabilities. The areas go across the full value chain and will expose you to a large network of stakeholders spanning from production to marketing and product development. You will be responsible for the implementation of the strategy, the communication of the strategy as well as the annual reporting. Your job is to have the finger on the pulse regarding latest technologies and materials, enabling you to become the subject matter expert in our organisation.


Concretely, your tasks will be to:

•    Ensure that the Sustainable Packaging strategy progresses according to defined plan
•    Ensure up to date pipeline of projects to reach Sustainable Packaging targets
•    Build and drive business cases around sustainable packaging initiatives
•    Develop a process for conducting in-house LCA analysis of packaging materials
•    Understand implication and mitigation to upcoming EPR and packaging regulations
•    Ensure annual reporting of progress against the sustainable packaging baseline

The position as Program Manager will naturally provide you with exposure to many stakeholders in the organisation. You will find rich opportunity to further develop your holistic business understanding as well as build relations with different professions both within and outside Danish Crown. 


Strong supply chain understanding and a project manager mindset

There are numerous entries to this position. You could come from a senior project manager position working with complex projects across the supply chain. You could also come from a position as senior specialist within packaging with a motivation to improve your project management skills.

We imagine that you hold a relevant master’s degree within the operations/supply chain field combined with 3-5 years’ experience in an international production company. You are experienced within building business cases, conducting analysis, and you know how to navigate in complex landscapes with a diverse stakeholder map.

You possess solid stakeholder management skills, and it comes natural for you to build and maintain good relations. You understand how to build your arguments and business cases on solid analysis. You have the courage to challenge status quo and ask the key questions. Finally, you are used to navigating in an international environment, and you are proficient in English orally and in writing.


What do we offer in return? The position as Sustainable Packaging Program Manager can take you in many different directions. You can further develop your technical knowledge within packaging to become an industry expert. You could also build on your leadership skills to go further into leading large and complex projects. Regardless, this position will give you network and exposure to stakeholders as well as challenge your technical understanding.


Join us in our new state-of-the-art headquarter
Danish Crown is not only a major player in the food industry, but also a workplace with top-of-the-range facilities and a lifestyle-oriented approach to employee well-being. Our brand new, sustainable headquarters (DGNB Heart Certification) offers a stunning and inspiring environment designed to foster collaboration and creativity. From our open kitchen area to our fitness centre, padel courts, and exceptional canteen, it is a workplace where you will thrive both professionally and personally.


Appetite for more? 
Please do not hesitate to call Niels Hedegaard, Director of Group Procurement Quality & ESG, on +45 2030 8788, if you have questions about the job. Please send your CV and application as soon as possible, as we review all candidates on an ongoing basis.


We are a global food company owned by Danish farmers supplying high-quality food to customers and consumers all over the world. From butchers to business developers, we’re more than 26,000 colleagues, all committed to lowering our carbon footprint and becoming climate neutral by 2050, for better food and a brighter future.


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