What is your role at TOMRA Collection Solutions?
Jessica: I am a Service Technician at TOMRA Collection Solutions, and specifically what we call a Road Technician. My role is to install, repair and modify the reverse vending machines around the province of Quebec, with of course an amazing team of technicians to help me if ever there are ay issues. My favorite task is when there is a challenge that requires a lot of thinking and troubleshooting; my day is never dull this way! I also love when TOMRA introduces new reverse vending equipment, as it’s awesome seeing the collection technology advance through the different reverse vending machine models that are out in the field.
Bing: For the past six months I have worked as Vice President, Head of TOMRA Collection Solutions for Asia. I am based in Xiamen in China. My work is to accelerate growth for TOMRA Collection in Asia, to set the business modes and strategic direction for Asia. This includes go-to-market strategies for each country, developing local pilots and partnerships, looking at how to scale our business and get the most impact from our efforts, and helping change mindsets around waste toward recycling and a circular economy. Ultimately, it’s about evaluating opportunities and choosing the right ones! I examine trends and evaluate how recycling can fit into local cultures and habits; there is definitely no one-size-fits-all solution. I also manage our local country managers, and take a business development role for our markets without separate country managers.
Grethe: As Senior Vice-President for Strategy and Business Development, my team helps to trigger and develop TOMRA Collection Solutions on different growth paths, and delivery strategy execution across the organization. We work with corporate strategy, entry into new markets, growth in existing markets, monitoring external trends, analysis, and decision support to management. We are like internal business and strategy consultants inside the organization. The team strives to be a knowledge hub, build strong relationships across TOMRA Collection Solutions, and help on a range of initiatives. I joined the business development team in August 2018, and stepped up to the leadership role two years later.