Regulatory Affairs Manager

Stora Enso

We are looking for a Regulatory Affairs Manager to join the Sustainability team with a global business. You will be located in Stockholm or Helsinki and report to Senior Vice President Sustainability.

About The Group

Stora Enso engages and collaborates with governments, regulators, legislators, businesses, and industry associations to achieve a stable policy environment that helps secure a more sustainable future.

With a presence in more than 50 countries, we aim to be a constructive partner to policymakers and decision-makers globally, in the EU, and in national governments to promote the much-needed green transition.

Stora Enso’s public affairs team works directly with stakeholders to craft regulatory and public policy that drives this transition through innovation and economic growth. A regulatory framework that contributes to sustainable solutions is key to our business, and environmental issues are high on our agenda. The key areas we engage on are climate change, biodiversity, and circularity. We also work through relevant national, regional, and international trade associations and membership organisations.

As a Regulatory Affairs Manager, you will serving both the Packaging Materials and Packaging Solutions divisions at Stora Enso, with primary focus on monitoring and interpreting the EU packaging policy and regulation, acting as a lead expert in engaging with relevant internal stakeholders and informing them on packaging policy related matters, coordinating work in our internal policy and regulation related working groups, representing the Divisions in packaging policy related association work and where applicable developing positions and responding to EU consultations concerning the regulation in scope in collaboration with Stora Enso Group Public Affairs team.

Key Responsibilties

This position will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Serve as an in-house packaging regulation expert with responsibility over selected policy areas relevant for fibre-based packaging products
  • Provide updates and analysis of packaging regulation from business perspective and develop guidance and inform key divisional functions and leadership teams on them
  • Coordinate a cross-divisional regulatory (circular) working group with business representation to disseminate and consolidate information from the markets as well as different industry associations.
  • Educate key divisional staff on the European regulatory pathways and potential product or market requirements emerging from this. Provide training on specific regulatory themes and organize educational webinars.
  • Write, review and assemble high quality EU packaging regulatory related positions and briefing papers and feed into the development of stakeholder engagement strategies in coordination with Group Public Affairs
  • Coordinate Packaging Material and Packaging Solution divisions´inputs to Group Public Affairs consultations concerning other EU regulation related consultations (where relevant)
  • In partnership with industry associations and in-house circular ambassadors, maintain and expand knowledge of regional (and where relevant national) regulatory requirements and precedents, including new regulation that may affect the Stora Enso packaging business and commercialization of our products
  • Act as Stora Enso representative in EU (packaging) industry associations as agreed.
  • Assist in projects including business intelligence and knowledge management and other areas as determined.
  • Maintain a depository of relevant regulatory information, updates and presentations
  • Act as a liaison between Group Public Affairs and divisions to support effective collaboration
  • Perform other duties as required

Career for a better climate. Every day.

Part of the global bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable products in packaging, biomaterials, wooden construction and paper, and one of the largest private forest owners in the world.

We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. Sustainability and responsible business practices are deeply embedded in our strategy.

What We Offer

We believe that our employees are key to our success. We offer a total rewards package to engage and motivate our employees, including elements such as compensation, employee benefits, professional development, growth opportunities, recognition and wellbeing. Joining us, you will get to be a part of the journey Stora Enso is on – transforming from a traditional forest industry company, into a renewable materials growth company – an industry with great potential driven by global megatrends. You will be working in an encouraging environment and we will provide you the help and training that you need. If you are in the beginning of your career, this role will give you an opportunity to grow as a professional, and more experienced individuals will get to apply and broaden what they already know.

About You

In order to succeed in this role, you have a University degree in International Policy or equivalent field of studies. You also have work experience in the regulatory and policy field and/or Packaging industry alternatively within Sustainability. Experience and interest on Communicating to different stakeholder groups and superior knowledge/competences of the Microsoft Office Suite as PowerPoint, Word, Excel and general IT skills. Excellent native-level verbal and written communication and presentation skills in English are a requirement.

In addition to professional experience, we put high emphasis on personal qualities. You are independent and take initiative both when working autonomously and in team efforts. You also follow the progress and development of the environment and able to learn complex topics quickly and translate these into approachable and relevant content. You enjoy communicating with people working in different roles and with various backgrounds. You have a positive attitude and you are committed to develop yourself and your work forward. You enjoy solving problems with your exceptional organizational skills and ability to quickly adapt to changes and are flexible in your ways of working. You have good communication skills and like to share knowledge and communicate fluently in Swedish and English. This position requires some traveling.

Our culture and work towards a more sustainable future is based on these themes which, we hope, will resonate with you as well:

  • Create customer value: Demonstrates drive to create value for our customers by understanding their needs and our capabilities.
  • Drive Business Performance: Demonstrates the ability to translate strategy to action by making decisions, delivering results and proactively looking for new business opportunities.
  • Do what’s right: Lives by and stands up for our values. Treats everyone fairly and respectfully and acts with integrity according to our Code. 
  • Inspire and motivate: Inspires and motivates by providing a clear direction towards a compelling future, offering clarity and support along the journey.

Additional Information

We work with the recruitment process on an ongoing basis, so apply as soon as possible, but no later than 19 of June. Recruitment Specialist Jessica Barse, [email protected] is happy to answer your questions about the position and the recruitmentprocess. We accept applications submitted only through our recruitment system.

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