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Programme Manager - Supply Chain Reusables Project

Unpackaged Innovation Ltd
Closing date
29 Nov 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
Supply Chain & Logistics
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Unpackaged - Programme Manager - Supply Chain Reusables Project
Unpackaged is looking for an amazing Programme Manager to help us run a key cross-industry project.

Unpackaged is a leading consultancy specialising in promoting reuse & refill as a solution to the single use plastic packaging crisis. We are a highly motivated small team and have a range of partners across the grocery supply chain who we work with to drive change within the industry. This project sits at the heart of our mission.

Working with a Coalition of key UK retailers, our project is now poised to go into large scale execution. We need a proven successful programme manager with experience in the FMCG, retail and/or logistics sector to join our team and help us deliver on this exciting new stage in our mission to eliminate packaging waste from supply chains and the environment.

The Role
Working with our small team, you will:
● Design a detailed execution plan for our large scale trial with effective tracking including managing dependencies, critical path, risks & issues
● Manage the programme, keeping our team and our wider stakeholders accountable and efficiently communicating progress, issues and risks across a multi-party coalition
● Keep us connected to the realities of the programme, being prepared to deploy yourself onsite and working directly with operational staff to ensure all goes smoothly
● Ensure we deliver the project on time and within budget.

● Demonstrable programme management experience at senior level, with proven successes in projects involving logistics and operational implementation, especially within the FMCG or grocery sector
● Experience of stakeholder management
● Knowledge and experience of different programme and project management processes, tools and methodologies, including finance
● Great interpersonal and communication skills
● Ability to pre-empt and solve problems
● Keen eye for detail
● The confidence to know when to be encouraging, and when to crack the whip to keep the project on track!

● An understanding of, and an interest in, sustainability.
● Experience of working with large retailers, FMCG or logistics companies

● 12 month rolling fixed term contract
● Full time
● We can offer some flexibility re working hours but the successful candidate must be available on work days during UK office hours
● Much can be done remotely from home, but a readiness to be present onsite and personally overseeing the physical activity as the project is implemented is essential (UK travel only)
● Remuneration commensurate with experience.

How to apply:
● Please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role using the form below by Midday on Monday 29th Nov

Successful applicants will be contacted to arrange an online interview with the Unpackaged Team.
Interviews will take place 6th - 10th December.


Launched in 2006, Unpackaged pioneered the Zero Waste retail business model which is now a global trend; we are at the forefront of the Zero Waste movement in the UK and globally. 

Our vision is a world without unnecessary packaging, with resources preserved for future generations. Our mission is to make shopping packaging-free through a range of B2B and B2C refill & reuse systems. 

Unpackaged has worked on most of the major supermarket refill launches (e.g. Waitrose, M&S, Abel & Cole etc.) as well as supporting Government and NGOs with policy development to support the growing Zero Waste sector. 


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