About TerraCycle:

TerraCycle is a social enterprise that has fallen in love with the concept of garbage. We are determined to eliminate the idea of waste by making it possible to recycle items that are traditionally considered non-recyclable. We are a global pioneer in green business and are the largest processor of flexible packaging in the world. We are currently looking for a self-motivated, persistent and accountable Responsible Business Manager.

A young and growing company, we operate in 21 countries and have more than 48,000,000 participants in our programs. We are partnered with some of the most recognisable brands and retailers in the world, including: Staples, L’Oréal, Kraft, Nestle, Procter & Gamble, British American Tobacco, Colgate-Palmolive and E. & J. Gallo amongst others. We have already achieved significant media coverage and successfully generate more than 17 articles per day globally.

About the role:

Reporting to the Head of Compliance, Global Operations and collaborating extensively across the global business, this key hire will project manage and support the development of exciting initiatives across our lines of business which will create a positive impact and provide assurance to our customers that our central mission to Eliminate The Idea of Waste is delivered responsibly and sustainably.

Our ideal candidate will bring between 5 to 10 years’ experience in either social impact, sustainability and/or assurance and verification. And will be able to provide strong evidence of the impact they have created within and outside of a business or number of businesses, particularly with the supply chain.

Membership of IEMA or similar body will be a plus, the most important attribute we are looking for is the ability to think critically about sustainability and wider business issues and objectives and communicate these clearly, concisely and enthusiastically in order to bring about positive action and change. You will need the discipline of a project manager to achieve key objectives and milestones and the personal resilience to bring about change in a fast growing and evolving business.

Although the role will cover a global remit, the successful candidate will be UK based in our Perivale Office in West London in order to work alongside the Head of Compliance, Global Operations as their key second in line.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • You will take responsibility for a pipeline of global projects related to Impact, Responsible Business and Sustainability. You will have input into the shape and design of each project brief but will be responsible for keeping programs on track, extensive internal and external stakeholder management and delivery of outcomes as and when they are assigned to you.


  • You will have a demonstrable track record of delivering social impact and/or sustainability initiatives in one or more businesses. Specifically evidence of achieving and improving performance through benchmarks and accreditations such as Carbon Trust Standard, B Corp, BiTC, CDP, Smeta Audits, Ecovadis or similar and delivering Net Zero Carbon or other internal sustainability objectives.
  • Between 5 and 10 years of strong track record in delivering sustainability in one or more organisations, this should include external reporting and assurance work.
  • Evidence of direct involvement in gaining accreditation and/or building systems and processes to recognised standards such as ISO 14001.
  • A comprehensive understanding or emerging business trends with regard to sustainability such as Net Zero carbon targets, social and ethical audits and responsible sourcing.
  • Project management experience ideally validated through formal qualifications such as Prince 2 or AgilePM.
  • As a minimum, a graduate level qualification in a related discipline.


  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • 25 Paid Holiday Days
  • Company Pension contribution up to 3% of salary
  • Quarterly Team Building
  • 2 Paid Volunteering Days
  • Start date – ASAP

The 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. All candidates must already have the eligibility to work in the UK.