Job Title – Manager, Recycling Vendor Sourcing
Level – Mid – Senior Level
Position Type – Full Time
Job Location – TerraCycle - Trenton, NJ
TerraCycle’s mission is to Eliminate the idea of Waste®.
Headquartered in Trenton, N.J. and operating in over 21 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, TerraCycle is a global innovator in recycling and reuse. It partners with many of the world’s largest consumer product companies and retailers to create collection and recycling solutions for hundreds of traditionally non-recyclable waste streams. By working with companies, retailers, governments and consumers, TerraCycle is able to collect and solve for just about every waste stream, from snack wrappers and contact lenses to ocean plastics and cigarette butts, all waste streams that otherwise end up in landfills, oceans, or incinerators. TerraCycle has received hundreds of awards globally, and has been highlighted in some of the world's most recognized media outlets, including CNN, Wall St. Journal, Reuters.com New York Times, Forbes and thousands of others.
In 2019, TerraCycle launched Loop, a global reuse system that enables brands, retailers and consumers to transition from single-use disposable materials to reusable, durable packaging. Loop has engaged many of the world's largest consumer product companies (including P&G, Nestlé, Unilever, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, and Mondelez) and many of the world’s largest retailers in this platform. Loop is available in the U.S, France, Canada, Japan, the UK and will be in Australia early next year.
This job is based out of TerraCycle’s global headquarters in Trenton, NJ. The “Manager, Recycling Vendor Sourcing,” is on the Materials Recycling Solutions team and reports to Michael Napoli with a dotted line to Steven Dege. This is an important role that involves constant material movement and processing in order to alleviate bottlenecks at our warehouses/storage facilities. This position is very hands-on with TerraCycle’s internal Operations Department and warehouse staff to ensure that materials are being inventoried, staged, sorted, and moved downstream appropriately. Because of this, excellent logistics and supply chain knowledge is critical. Some of the role involves managing the conversion of material into a new format before sale, while other parts of this role require basic brokering of materials on an “as is” basis to a suitable end user. The Materials team works closely with TerraCycle’s R&D team to develop recycling solutions for the wide range of waste we collect. Because of TerraCycle’s unique business model and the fact that we work with various No. 7-type plastics, this job will require learning about the atypical, non-commodity grade materials that we collect and teaching our prospective clients about them as we go.
The successful candidate should be able to design and implement tactics to keep material moving back out the door in an orderly fashion that fulfills TerraCycle’s recycling promise. This person should have excellent vendor management skills and maintain a deep understanding of the economics associated with each waste stream or supply chain. He or she must be able to communicate, negotiate, and manage time effectively in order to maintain the expected profit margins of TerraCycle’s many programs. He or she should have intermediate polymer knowledge and be willing to learn how to determine material composition at times. While training will be provided, this role will call for a proactive person who can work independently and adapt to a fast-paced, high-volume work environment.
Note: International candidates must be eligible to work in their country of employment.
Job description is not all inclusive. TerraCycle reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. TerraCycle is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.