- Public Relations
- Analysis Skills
- Communication Skills
- Organizational Skills
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Health Insurance
- 401(k) Matching
- Adoption Assistance
Who we are:
Remember the last time you opened a bottle of champagne? A cold beer after a hard day’s work or a bottle of sparkling mineral water to quench your thirst? Well, it was probably made by us. We are O-I and we love that we make more glass containers than anyone in the world.
O-I has more than a century of experience crafting pure, sustainable, brand-building glass packaging for many of the world’s best-known food and beverage brands. We are proud to provide high quality glass packaging for beer, wine, spirits, food, non-alcoholic beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
With nearly 27,000 employees and an unparalleled footprint spanning almost 80 plants in 23 countries, O-I is a truly global maker of glass packaging.
From engineering and manufacturing to brand development, design and innovation, we are dedicated to providing unique solutions to exceed our customers’ expectations and fuel consumers’ desire for glass.
As a Sustainability Advocate and Public Relations Lead for Owens-Illinois you will focus on environmental, recycling and climate change policy/strategy in North America and Europe. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with appropriate media and trade press while collaborating with key internal stakeholders to develop and execute O-I’s sustainability public relations strategy with policy influencers. In this position you will work with the Sustainability Communications Expert to execute on O-I’s messaging in the influence space. You should have keen attention to detail, the ability to work comfortability with senior leaders and as part of a matrixed team. You should also have a deep understanding of O-I’s sustainability interests and agenda, knowledge of the trade press and other influence groups working in the sustainability space, and a basic understanding of the legislative and regulatory processes affecting sustainability. Other responsibilities will include identifying and facilitating public-relations opportunities with policy makers, assisting with formulating sustainability policy and messaging, responding to press and some regulatory inquires as assigned.
Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with appropriate media and trade press with a focus on political and community influence.
Coordinate with Communications team to ensure consistent and uniform messaging across all internal and external communication channels.
Collaborate with Sustainability and Government Affairs to develop and implement active and reactive media relations strategy, messaging, and issues management around recycling and sustainability.
Collaborate with Sustainability, Communications, and Government Affairs to develop and execute consistent strategic messaging to key external stakeholders, including media, trade associations, NGOs, and policy makers with a focus on influence messaging.
Assist Sustainability and Government Affairs with developing influence materials for key external stakeholders.
Identify sustainability public relations opportunities and strategies and liaise with key internal stakeholders to ensure alignment and support for O-I’s Global Sustainability program.
Initial priorities will involve North American & European Sustainability strategic priorities.
In this position you will report to the Vice President of Sustainability.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in journalism, political science, public affairs, or communications.
5 + years of relevant experience in public relations, preferably with policy-related public relations.
Strong analytical, oral, and written communication skills.
Experience with and an understanding of the trade press and organizations operating in the sustainability space.
Current understanding of relevant sustainability issues for consumers, brands and packaging manufacturers and an understanding of the regulatory/policy areas that impact sustainability issues.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to be persuasive and to build and maintain strong relationships
Ability to manage and meet critical deadlines.
Creativity, having good judgment and taking initiative are also important.
Ability to lead change and work with diverse teams.
What We Offer:
Opportunity for future growth and advancement
Generous, Award-winning 401(k) plan w/ employer contribution & match
Half Day Fridays
Comprehensive benefits package
Relaxed and contemporary dress code
Education Assistance program
Adoption Assistance program
and much more…
If you are smart, passionate, innovative, culturally open, curious and collaborative, we’d like to hear from you.
O-I is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that attracts and embraces the brightest minds and creates a culture that welcomes a diversity of ideas and perspectives while encouraging growth and rewarding performance.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
Must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis
O-I is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact O-I at email@example.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.