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(Senior) Expert Forest Policy and Sustainability (f/m/x)

Wien, AT


Your mission

  • Coordinate and drive forest and forest products related sustainability efforts across Mondi Group in close alignment with the Mondi Group Sustainability team, local fibre sourcing organisations and our international operations
  • Support the implementation of our ambitious MAP2030 sustainability goals related to forests, wood, biomass and paper for recycling 
  • Lead our fibre and biomass certification discussion by defining targets, track progress and initiate specific local and regional certification projects and initiatives in alignment with the Fibre Sourcing and Sustainability teams
  • Engage with international certification schemes (PEFC, FSC, ISO, etc.), third-party certification and verification bodies, and support further developments in line with our business requirements
  • Track international and national forest policy and regulatory developments, engage with relevant stakeholders along the forest value chain and coordinate compliance pathways
  • Carry out internal audits  to verify conformity with relevant corporate policies, certification standards and legal regulations.
  • Develop and manage strategic sustainability partnerships and relevant stakeholder engagements across the forest and forest products value chain
  • Coordinate and participate in research and development projects with our scientific partners on national and international level
  • Further improve internal and external reporting on sustainable forest management and responsible fibre sourcing, conduct forest sector benchmarking and projects tracking 
  • Manage specific consulting interventions on local, regional and Group wide level, 
  • Participate and represent Mondi Fibre Sourcing in relevant internal working groups and external meetings


Your profile

  • Educational background: University degree in forestry (preferred Master degree)
  • At least 5 years experience in forest policies, sustainability and/or forest certification on international level, preferable within the pulp and paper industry. Operational experience in forest management would be an advantage
  • Sound understanding and insight on international forest policies and legislation as well as EU regulatory developments on wood, biomass and PfR (eg EUDR, RED etc.)
  • Good knowledge of the European and international fibre based industry
  • Fluent in English, speaking and writing
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with multicultural awareness
  • Ability to form strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Flexibility and mobility (up to 30% of international travel)


Our offer

  • An inspiring position in our Fibre Sourcing Team
  • Start: immediate start possible / October 2023
  • Location: Group office Vienna, Marxergasse 4a, 1030 Vienna - Take a virtual walk through our office! 
  • Duration: unlimited contract
  • Extent: full-time, 38 hours / week, all-in contract 
  • We offer a compensation package starting at € 60.000 gross/year on a full-time basis (38 hours/week), with the opportunity of overpayment depending on your experience, skills and qualification.

Get in touch:

We strive to create a culture that inspires our people to reach their full potential. Going the extra mile – for colleagues and customers – our people are what drives our passion for performance and are the key ingredient of Mondi’s success. Be part of our future. Should you need further information, please contact Ines Lagler via email or phone +43 1 7901 30.


Do you want to know more about Mondi? Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper with over 100,000 customised innovative solutions that are sustainable by design: Paper where possible, plastic when useful. Our group employs around 21,000 people in more than 100 operations in over 30 countries.


Diversity is our advantage. We strive to build a team that reflects the diversity of the world we work in and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, visible minorities, people identifying as LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please get in touch with the colleague mentioned above.


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Awards: AT_2023_BGF; AT_2023_Best Recruiters; AT_2023_Kununu Top Company; AT_2023_LinkedIn Top Company 

Benefits: Buddy program; Company sport benefits; D&I Taskforce; Discount for employees possible; Events for employees; Female Factor partner; Free vegetables, fruits and drinks; Health benefits; Inhouse doctor; Internet connection; Learning & Development; Meal discounts; Mobile phone for employees; Modern office spaces; On-site childcare; Public transportation nearby; Referral program; Volunteering program and activities; Women´s network 

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