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Material Sales Associate

TerraCycle is one of the most dynamic green businesses in the US. TerraCycle works with over sixty major brands to collect their hard to recycle post-industrial and post-consumer waste, mostly from packaging, and turns that waste into recycled plastics and “upcycled” products. In 2009 TerraCycle began expanding globally, and TerraCycle currently operates in 22 counties around Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

TerraCycle seeks to hire a Material Sales Associate who will be responsible for sourcing and managing the supply of pre-consumer waste from brand partners’ manufacturing facilities, developing new applications for the collected material, and providing support to the Materials Department. The Materials Department manages the difficult to recycle waste collected, and develops profitable outlets for the material.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Establish, review and maintain inventories for pre-consumer waste supply streams
  • Source and quote pre-consumer quantities and prices, as well as assist with location inventory management
  • Quantifying new business opportunities of pre-consumer waste supply
  • Assisting in forecasting of supply and demand
  • Managing and maintaining QC processes
  • Ensure organization and communication of inbound material with TerraCycle teams, including Materials, Operations, and R&D
  • Work on analysis of pre-consumer waste composition with R&D team
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with suppliers/partners
  • 20% travel required
  • Other duties as needed


  • Bachelor's degree (Engineering, Accounting/Finance, Business Admin, Environmental Studies, Logistics preferred)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, as well being comfortable in conversation about green business
  • Desire and patience to constantly improve every area of responsibility while completing the task at hand
  • Knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word
  • Problem-assessment and problem-solving skills
  • Negotiation and analytical skills
  • High energy team player


  • Full time, entry level salaried position
  • Generous paid time off
  • 401 (k) with company match
  • Health, vision and dental benefits available

Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to Stephen Katz at Stephen [dot] Katz [at] TerraCycle [dot] com.