TerraCycle Overview

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 the Asia Pacific, TerraCycle is a global innovator in green business. 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 January 2019, TerraCycle announced its newest initiative, Loop, a global circular shopping system that enables brands, retailers, and consumers to transition from single-use disposable materials to reusable, durable packaging, washed by Loop and refilled by the brands.

Job Overview

TerraCycle seeks to hire a resourceful, and well organized Material Solutions Associate to support the Materials Solutions team based in Perivale, West London to support Europe. The successful candidate will contribute to the growth and smoothness of TerraCycle daily operations. Our Materials team is responsible for finding the right vendors to process our materials and building up the relationship to support any new waste streams.

The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented with outstanding organizational skills.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Recording our waste movements to our processors and vendors in our tracking system
  • Gather and keep on file all documentation linked to waste movements (weighbridge ticket, Waste transfer note)
  • Managing the invoice process with our vendors:
  • Checking the invoices (weight, rate, date, correct TC entity address…)
    • Recording the invoices in our tracking system
    • Ensuring the internal validation process of the invoices
    • PO log requests and maintenance

    Secondary Responsibilities

    • Support vendors visit
    • Learn how to identify polymer types to identify recycling machinery required and learn processing equipment
    • Build relationships with processors


    • Fluent in English - French or another other European language will be an added bonus.
    • Previous administration/coordinator experience required – at least 1 year in a fast-paced environment.
    • Waste or recycling experience would be an added bonus.
    • Vendor management and knowledge of polymers will be considered as a plus.
    • Full UK driving license is desirable.
    • Curiosity to learn from the team and management.
    • Excellent personal communication and collaborative skills to adapt to multi level.
    • Ability to drive in a fast paced environment with changing priorities.
    • Excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail and ability to multitask.
    • Proactive and solution-focused.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Excel).
    • A demonstrated interest in sustainable/green business would be beneficial.


    • Salary depending on experience
    • 25 Paid Holiday Days
    • Company Pension contribution
    • Quarterly Team Building
    • 2 Paid Volunteering Days
    • Enhanced Parental Leave
    • Employee Discount
    • Employee Development opportunities
    • Summer Fridays - early Friday finish during the summer
    • Hybrid working - opportunity to work from home up to 2 days per week
    • Work anywhere for 1 month
    • Office exchange programme

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

    TerraCycle is committed to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion