Zero Waste Manager: Danone

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Company Description:
Offering everyone high quality, natural food that helps to build health through all of life’s stages. Cultivating a taste for things that are good for you. Feeding young children and vulnerable people as well as those in good health. Adapting our products to all cultures. Exploring what scientific research can bring to our daily diet. This is the adventure in which Danone has chosen to participate.
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Dannon in Fresh Dairy Products is looking for a Zero Waste Manager 1 in White Plains

With our global presence, brands and business within our mission,bringing health through food to as many people as possible; we believe that people growth is a key asset to reach a sustainable business performance. Take this opportunity to GROW together!

This role reports to Sr. Director Supply Planning & Strategy and is accountable for the integration & animation of the total waste initiatives for NORAM (Dannon, Stonyfield & Canada). This individual kicks-off and leads the NORAM total waste network.

Deliver the ambition of Danone Dairy to reduce Waste by 50% in 5 years. Lead a transversal project team in delivering waste reduction & valorization activities. Follow up on results and program delivery. Foster a Zero Waste mindset in the organization by animating the program with all stakeholders.

Job Description
• Build an action plan to reduce and recover waste within the CBU’s factory & supply chain.
• Waste includes Finished Product in supply chain & factories destroyed, donated or sold in clearance, Milk, Raw & Pack Losses as well as returns/credits of in store waste (retail Buy Backs).
• Analyze causes and impact of waste (cost and volume).
• Prioritize actions based on the value and/or the potential to reduce or recover waste.
• Project manager of the transversal Zero Waste project team:
• Lead the team to deliver the Zero Waste Action plan
• Chair weekly project meetings to follow up on execution
• Weekly and Monthly monitoring & communication of progress on financial & volume performance and action plan execution using a Total Waste scorecard.
• Represent Zero Waste in CBU Waste steerco. Report performance on results & action follow up, and escalate issues if needed.
• Train all relevant stakeholders on Zero Waste approach using the Zero Waste Finished Products & Ideal Factory Toolkits and Standards..
• Foster a Zero Waste mindset by animating the impact of Waste on CBU’s Operational Margin and Sustainability /Carbon impact
• Connect with WBU Zero Waste team to build the program & follow up on results.
• Challenge organization to drive impact and results.
• Leads implementation & change through stakeholders (SCH , Manufacturing)
• Educates and raises awareness of total waste initiatives at company level


• Education: MSC preferably in Supply Chain Management
• Proven track record in Fresh/Dairy planning
• Great analytical skills
• Relationship/ Network builder
• Change agent
• Experience with Lean-Six Sigma and/or Continuous Improvement
• Deep knowledge & understanding of Supply Chain Network & planning / Production Planning
• Customer Service
• Capacity to lead through influence
• Ability to stay focused and deliver while under pressure
• Successful problem solving and critical thinking skills
• Ability to independently formulate plan(s) to deliver job commitments
• Able to build strong relationships with cross functional peers and external suppliers

Apply here: Danone

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