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Deposit Return Scheme Project Manager

Wimbledon, Permanent, £45-55K Dependent on experience + 10% London Weighting
Reference: AJ1128

The Deposit Return Scheme is an increasingly popular solution to the challenge of recycling, where a surcharge is placed on a product when purchased and a rebate when it is returned. The successful candidate will be leading the way for our client’s Deposit Return Scheme. 

Duties will include: 

  • Formulate and implement the strategy for the Deposit Return Scheme
  • Support in the assurance of a proactive cross-departmental flow of information between national departments, the Regional Distribution Centres and Head Office
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with the necessary Government groups and external stakeholders
  • Present project proposals and outcomes to Senior Management national and international
  •  Develop project concepts and propose solutions
  • Create presentations, project and training documentation
  • Budget management
  • Conduct regular reviews of existing deposit return scheme practices
  • National and international travel may be required


Essential skills/knowledge/experience: 

  • An excellent communicator, effective negotiator and confident presenter at Board level
  • Proven project management experience
  • Advanced Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Analytically minded
  • Ability to work independently and to tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail and ability to problem solve effectively
  • Knowledge and experience in retail operational processes
  • Good understanding of retail supply chains
  • Knowledge of the recycling industry


  • Experience of major asset/infrastructure roll out in a store environment
  • German language is desirable but not essential

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