Every minute, a truckload of plastic waste enters our oceans. And in that exact same minute, one million single-use plastic water bottles are purchased. Coincidence? We don’t think so. This plastic problem is getting out of hand. Plastic waste never disappears. It just breaks down into smaller pieces, circulating our oceans for millennia to come. We can do better.
You might know the Dopper bottle. A colourful bottle. Or actually, a bottle and a cup in one. But it’s not just any reusable water bottle. The company behind it, is making sure no more single-use plastic water bottles enter our oceans.
Dopper was founded by Merijn Everaarts. In 2009 he watched a documentary that changed his life. “I saw huge amounts of plastic making their way into our oceans, where it changes into a giant garbage patch that resembles plastic soup. I also noticed how many plastic mineral water bottles are thrown away every day, even though in many countries the best drinking water simply comes from the tap. This certainly made me feel uncomfortable. I just had to do something about it!”
Merijn decides to take action: he launches a design competition to look for “the perfect reusable bottle for tap water”. Among the 100 entries that Merijn receives, there is a striking design by TU Delft alumnus Rinke van Remortel. Its minimalist design is not only aesthetic, but also practical. Thanks to the unique design, its bottle is easy to keep clean so that you can reuse it for years, so it is sustainable. In addition, the white cup of the design, conversely, forms a cup; “To place water on a pedestal,” explains Rinke. This philosophy fits in perfectly with Merijn’s approach: tap water at number 1. It’s a perfect match and BAM! Dopper is born in 2010.
The best part about this bottle? The proceeds help Dopper to empower others to choose reusable water bottles over single-use ones, tackling every obstacle which might be holding them back from changing their behavior. By raising awareness about plastic pollution, by offering education, stimulating research and investing in clean drinking water projects where people need it the most. So choosing reusable over single-use becomes a real option in those places as well.
As you can see, Dopper is nothing less but so much more than a water bottle. Dopper is a Benefit Corporation, a B Corp. Dopper does not just want to be the best in the world, Dopper also wants to the best for the world. This means that besides profits, the organization wants to make an actual impact as well. Major steps have already been taken, and Dopper continues to strive for a better world. Where everyone can and will choose reusable over single-use to protect our world’s water sources. The bottle is the message!
Strategy and passion
Your goal? Create lasting impact for the Dopper brand, focusing on behavioural change regarding single-use. On an international level. Ambitious? You bet. Fun? No doubt about it. Your Marketing department to be has grown from 3 to 16 professionals in the past few years. We are convinced that we have the best – and most talented – people aboard. The kind that moves mountains. Impact marketeers for all focus market, a Retail Marketeer, Traffic Manager, PR, Social, Online, a kick-ass Creative Team. To be the inspiring leader that is the perfect coach, sparring partner and motivational guide. Someone who provides structure, defines roles, gets procedures in place to make sure this team will become that planet-saving squad it can be. Needless to say, we need a manager with international experience. Someone who has been responsible for a large multidisciplinary marketing department before, strategically strong, and reads this vacancy and thinks: Ready. Set. Grow.
Is this you?
You are so connected to this job, your face will pop-up whenever someone Googles ‘Dopper mission’. You will become the voice and soul of Dopper. And you have a vision that will motivate anyone to jump in and join you on this journey. You see the bigger picture. You are eager to disrupt the system and you have the innovative power to make this happen. Even though you are even more passionate about our mission than we are, which we didn’t know was possible, you’re no missionary. You don’t preach. You have a plan and you take action. Your strategical AND people skills make you a force to be reckoned with. Where you lead, people want to follow. With you on board, our Marketing department, and Dopper as a whole will make more impact than ever before. We can’t wait!
As our International Marketing Manager, you are part of the Management Team and you are making sure that Marketing is no island, but a vehicle to empower all departments to contribute to the Dopper mission. O, and you will report to the CEO, Virginia.
Up for the challenge? These things would help:
Want to know who you’ll be working with? Say hi to Stephanie, Virginia and Jessica. They’d like that.
What’s in it for you?
What is so different about working at Dopper? First of all, you’re not just doing your job, you’re actually making a change in the world. We’re on a mission and that ties our team together. Kumbaya. At this moment, Dopper is growing rapidly. And especially internationally. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hop on board and make a lasting change.
Needless to say, we think Dopper is a great place to work. And that’s official: Dopper made the list of ‘Great Place to Work 2019’! Do you want to know even more about Dopper?
We wrote 10 reasons why we like this company so much.
Only one more thing left to do, right? Apply!
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