We want this community blog to be a place for you to go to for a behind the scenes look at TerraCycle, so what better way than by letting you know about the individuals that make our programs possible? Welcome to our new Department Profiles series.
From left to right: Josef, Sara, Karina, Grace, Amelia, Bret, and Michael.
First off? Our Brigades department. This 8 person team (along with almost 15 interns) works hard to communicate between sponsors, the rest of the company, and of course, all of our lovely Brigade members. That communication is key to keeping the Brigades program running smoothly. “Above all,” said Brigades Account Manager Josef Ehntholt, “we want to make sure that the brigades are easy, fun, and successful.”
The easiest way to accomplish this is simple: by keeping everyone happy. To keep sponsors happy, the Brigades team creates case studies highlighting how successful different collection campaigns have been. But what good would the Brigades program be if the people collecting waste weren’t happy? To ensure that the program is running efficiently and is convenient and fun for the people who sign up, the Brigades department directly interacts with participants to find out what works, and what might not. They also work to try and create incentives and contests for Brigades members. Needless to say, each member within the department wears very different hats in order to accomplish all of their goals.
The work that the Brigades Department does is extremely important to TerraCycle’s main mission because they work directly to increase collections and keep as much waste out of the landfill as possible.