Director of Product Sustainability


About WestRock

WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at

Director of Product Sustainability

1000 Abernathy Rd, NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30328
United States

Job Summary:  

The Director of Product Sustainability will accelerate the positive impact of WestRock to the circular economy on a global basis.  By engaging with decision makers from our business, government, and academia, this role will inspire circular economy thinking and drive transformative Initiatives across the business.


Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Partner with innovation, sales and marketing working with customers and industry groups to ideate and advise to support existing and new products

  • Partner with government relations to understand public policy impacts to our products and to influence future policymaking

  • Life cycle analysis – understand and articulate the technical components to non-technical stakeholders

  • Interact and influence regulatory partnerships

  • Own the product portfolio impact to the circular economy

  • Establish the workflow to move from concept to practice in our product life cycle

  • Collaborate with customers, suppliers, government agencies, NGOs, and business leaders to build the WestRock circular economy and make known the benefits


Critical Skills / Capabilities:

  • Excellent communicator and relationship builder; able to develop, manage and maintain key relationships both internally and externally.

  • Able to quickly grasp relevance of current issues and challenge current thinking and processes.

  • Able to understand the impacts operational limitations and navigate to acceptable business solutions.

  • Ability to develop strong external relationships with key stakeholder organizations and relevant industry associations.

  • Effective public speaker

  • Experience working within a global, multi-cultural, business

Technical Skills:

  • PC skills; Preferred i.e. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint




  • Required: 10+ years experience in packaging, recycling or FMCG businesses; direct e
xperience in packaging industry or other manufacturing/converting preferred.



  • Required: Bachelor’s degree, business or environmental or product related

  • Preferred: Master’s or MBA



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