Nordic Packaging Manager

Coop Trading A/S

Are you passionate about sustainability and would you like to play a key role in making our world “greener”?
On behalf of COOP Trading, we are searching for an extrovert candidate, who would like to change the way COOP Trading approach packaging together with their suppliers. In this role, you are expected to develop the projects and to be the project manager in order to make the projects happen, together with many internal stakeholders as well as our external partners.

Do you strive to make a difference in a Nordic organisation with focus on sustainability?
Coop Trading is a Nordic purchasing organisation owned by the three Nordic Coops in Denmark, Finland and Norway, and with Coop Sweden as a partner (4 customers). On behalf of Coop’s 4,500 stores in the countries, Coop Trading negotiate Nordic agreements and develop products for their own branded products which includes both food and daily non-food products with the brands X-tra, Coop and Änglamark. Coop Trading’s ambition is to be the most efficient sourcing company for their owners.

Strong personality who can innovate, scope, and execute packaging projects across all areas
To succeed in this role, it is important that you have the right personality mindset. You should be motivated by finding your own projects, with the purpose of optimising COOP Trading’s approach to packaging. COOP Trading is working together with many different suppliers of products, with many different approaches and possibilities to change the packaging into a “greener” agenda. You will present business cases for the suppliers, so that they can see how both Coop Trading and suppliers will all benefit from your recommendations.

You are expected to have a strong passion for packaging, and a strong ability to learn the technical part of packaging. You might come from a role as Packaging Manager/Specialist or you have packaging as a part of your role today. Ideally combined with purchasing responsibility.

As a person it is important that you thrive on having many different stakeholders on an internal and external level. You will approach the blue coloured worker and the top management in different companies. Your goal will be to impact Coop Trading’s stakeholders and to put packaging projects on the agenda, with the aim to optimise and to have a very strong sustainability focus.

Coop Trading offers an exciting job with a big impact on the business, together with dedicated colleagues who are passionate about their jobs. The company offers good development opportunities both professionally and personally.

Apply for this unique position within COOP Trading
The recruitment process is carried out in collaboration with the consulting company Compass Human Resources Group. If you want to learn more about this position before submitting your application, please do not hesitate to contact Senior Research Consultant Joan Hemmingsen on +45 70 20 12 75. Please submit your application and CV as soon as possible, if you are interested. Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis. Please note that all enquiries will be handled with confidentiality and that we will reply to the email address from which you send your CV.

Deadline for application: As soon as possible (interviews are held on an ongoing basis)
Workplace: Taastrup, Denmark
Reference: 2007.316
Company: Coop Trading A/S