The beverage carton industry and its European association, ACE
ACE members include beverage carton producers Tetra Pak, SIG Combibloc and Elopak; they develop, manufacture and market systems for the packaging and distribution of food, and produce packaging material at 20 plants in Europe. A great majority of the paperboard used by ACE members in beverage cartons in Europe is produced by Stora Enso and BillerudKorsnäs who are also members of ACE.
ACE provides a European platform for beverage carton manufacturers and their paperboard suppliers to benchmark and profile cartons as renewable, recyclable and low carbon packaging solutions. Engaging with stakeholders and partners seeking high environmental stewardship, it contributes expertise to EU policy, legislation and standard‐setting.
The beverage carton industry is represented in 8 EU member States + Norway by beverage carton national associations.
ACE’s mandate is to represent the interests of its members at European level and to coordinate action at EU and national level on advocacy and communications.
ACE is seeking to extend its presence in some key EU Member States/regions through the presence of a representative in the industry who will advocate and communicate on behalf of the industry.
The industry seeks to hire a FTE but flexibility is possible (70-80% FTE).
The Public Affairs Director for Iberia will shape, drive and implement the advocacy and communication strategy of the beverage carton industry in Spain and Portugal to ensure a regulatory environment that supports the beverage carton industry objectives and positions the industry as sustainable and low carbon.
The Public Affairs Director will be part of the ACE EU Team reporting to the ACE Director General. She/he will be part of the ACE Regulatory Affairs Working Group, and work in close cooperation with the network of Beverage Carton National Associations and with relevant representatives of ACE members in respective markets.
The Public Affairs Director shall support and implement the regulatory affairs strategy and Operating Plan in order to meet the objectives defined jointly with the ACE Board of Directors by:
Experience and skills
Languages: Fluent in written and spoken English. Spanish and Portuguese.
Self-going personality with good inter-personal skills, culturally sensitive, good understanding of the corporate environment and leadership.