TerraCycle Overview –

Operating in 21 countries (including 12 in Europe), TerraCycle is a world leader in the recycling of hard-to-recycle waste, such as pens, snack wrappers, food pouches, beauty product packaging, home care product packaging and even cigarette butts or marine plastics. We create collection and recycling solutions for anything that would otherwise be sent to incineration or landfill, the waste we collect is then transformed into new products such as benches or tables. For many of our solutions, we partner with some of the most recognizable brands and retailers in the world, including BIC, L’Oréal, P&G and Tesco amongst others to collect waste on a large scale.

Job Overview –

TerraCycle has been experiencing a rapid growth across UK/Europe and has identified the need to create a compliance department to centralise and manage the ongoing compliance of all business operations and procedures. In that context, we are looking for an organised, efficient and experienced Head of Compliance who is going to be responsible for creating and managing this new department, ensuring the efficiency and compliance of all business operations at all time.

This person will be a key member of our European senior management team and work closely with all departments including Finance, Operations/Supply Chain, Client Management, Legal counsel and our IT team based in Hungary.

Primary Responsibilities –

  • Responsible for overseeing compliance within the organisation, and ensuring compliance of our company with laws, regulatory requirements, in-house and external policies for all commercial, operational and support functions. This will include all compliance related to our business operations, from our supply chain and waste management activities to data management, HR, H&S, etc.
  • Developing new internal policies to meet company and company’s stakeholders (i.e. clients) requirements
  • Implement, review and update policies
  • Develop and implement a Quality Management System
  • Develop and implement an Environmental Management System
  • Maintain and review TerraCycle H&S procedure and TerraCycle risks assessment method statements
  • Maintain and review TerraCycle GDPR procedure
  • Revising procedures, reports etc. periodically to identify hidden risks or non-conformity issues
  • Lead internal project management and compliance of existing or future regulatory schemes
  • Work closely with all head of departments to develop and implement processes and reporting within each department to ensure compliance is met
  • Develop and deliver regular trainings to managers and staff regarding compliance processes (on-boarding for new employees, policy training, HSE, ad hoc training on compliance risk, etc.)
  • Develop and apply a plan to test and monitor compliance on a regular basis
  • Assess the business’s future activities to identify possible compliance risks
  • Review the work of colleagues when necessary to identify compliance issues and provide advice or training
  • Document and update all company’s internal procedures
  • Identifying opportunities to streamline business procedures
  • Identifying and implement business process enhancements to facilitate effective and efficient operations
  • Managing a Compliance and Administration assistant and external subcontractors from time to time (i.e. GDPR consultant)

Requirements/Skills –

  • 10+ years’ experience in senior management positions within a similar role
  • Proven experience in compliance roles and risk management
  • Ability to implement a compliance department in a fast-growing company
  • Knowledge of UK/European legal requirements and controls
  • Ability to work with multiple departments and build consensus and relationships among executives, partners, and the workforce.
  • Proven team management skills with prior experience leading direct reports
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of reporting procedures and record keeping
  • An analytical mind able to “see” the complexities of procedures and regulations
  • Strong strategic and creative problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to assess and order priorities, juggle multiple tasks, anticipate/plan ahead and project manage in a highly changing environment is a MUST
  • Having experience is important, but the attitude is right up there, too. We want to work with like-minded sunny, personable, yes people, who are game for tackling far-fetched ideas and turning them into reality

Compensation –

  • Salary depending on experience
  • 25 Paid Holiday Days
  • 2 Volunteering Days
  • Quarterly Team Building
  • On site Yoga and activities
  • Company Pension contribution (3% of salary)

Start date – ASAP

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