• 4 november 2019
  • Vacaturennummer lv-72070
Grodan Logo Grodan, as an integral part of the ROCKWOOL Group, focuses on the professional horticultural sector. The company supplies growers with innovative cultivation solutions that consist of clean and controllable stone wool substrate, advice and support services. This environmentally friendly cultivation method provides higher yields and better quality as well as savings in nutrients, water and energy. The solutions provided by Grodan are used in vegetable and flower cultivation. Grodan is active in over 60 countries worldwide. The head office is located in Roermond, the Netherlands.


Do you have an engineering background and does Product Sustainability & Recycling fascinate you? We take sustainability seriously and are looking for someone to help define and drive our product sustainability initiatives and execute on tactical day-today activities.

Your challenge
Your challenge in this position will be to develop a sustainability strategy and innovative solutions that you will then see through to implementation, based upon the Grodan strategy in which sustainability plays a vital role. You will help GRODAN continuously increase the circularity of our products and in turn significantly contribute to the sustainability goals of the ROCKWOOL GROUP! You can shape sustainability for Grodan!

In this position, no day is the same, you will be challenged by the needs of the project(s) you lead, the dynamic of the markets in which we operate and the needs of your internal stakeholders. Your scope is a global as so your projects will have international reach. It will involve collaboration with colleagues from different departments (product development, manufacturing, marketing and sales, public affairs, etc.) external partners and vendors as well as governmental organisations.
  • Help translate Grodan’s strategy into a clear sustainability strategy & define new initiatives aimed at reaching our product sustainability goals.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to determine Grodan’s product sustainability needs in the various phases of its lifecycle.
  • Analyse information (e.g. market, regulatory, product and vendor landscape) to formulate market tailored solutions.
  • Define, initiate and manage (integral) projects aimed at developing and implementing solutions (e.g. product eco-design, internal and external process development and improvement, product recycling solutions).
  • Review and respond to regulatory developments.
  • Provide support in your area of expertise to the rest of the Grodan organisation by:
    • Providing guidance on key market issues in product handling and recycling,
    • Participate in Grodan projects (e.g. business / product development projects)
    • Track operational recycling figures
The focus in this role is to develop sustainability solutions to drive the further sales of Grodan products and solutions.

Your profile
You have an Entrepreneurial and self-starter mindset and excellent (integral) project management skills. Your technical background gives you the ability to translate strategy into innovative solutions, understand and act on the daily tactical issues and communicate subject matter to stakeholders. You have a proven ability to maintain internal and external contacts and act and communicate at different levels in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment.
  • University degree in engineering (chemical, materials, environmental)
  • 3+ years’ work experience in the field of product sustainability/recycling
  • Strong English communication skills verbal and written, including negotiation, presentation, and influence.
If you recognize yourself in this opportunity, please introduce yourself by sending your resume and motivation to our recruiter: jacky.timmermans@rockwool.com.