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Senior Operations Manager

Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Bridgwater, Somerset
Dates that interviews will take place
W/C 10th May 2021
Up to £56,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Summary of vacancy

Are you an experienced  Municipal Operations Manager?

Then you can help create a greener UK. A greener, more environmentally friendly UK is possible and we’re making it happen.

As a Senior Operations Manager at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, you’ll be contributing to an ever-growing established company that’s helping customers reduce their impact on the environment, conserve natural resources and reduce landfill.

About the role

What will I be doing?

  • Reporting to the Somerset Contract Director, you will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of all 5 service delivery depots within the Somerset Municipal Collections contract.
  • You will lead the service delivery management team ensuring all services are fully delivered across the entire contract to a very high standard within budget and the constraints of our contract.
  • Responsible for all collection services of residual, recycling, and organic material in order to deliver a successful service for our customer Somerset Waste Partnership.

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Co-ordinating key service change packages throughout the 5 depots to ensure their success
  • Managing the service delivery of a waste collection contract across a network of 5 depots
  • Deliver an excellent service within a challenging budget by constantly reviewing current standards and practices and implement changes to improve productivity and the standard of delivery
  • Maintaining resource levels needed to deploy the front-line teams and cover for holiday, absence, and training.
  • Responsible for the vehicle fleet of 200 commercial vehicles ensuring full compliance

What are the requirements?

  • You must be highly motivated and have extensive experience of managing a large collection service, ideally for a public sector client
  • A good financial understanding of P&L accounts will be needed to be able to identify cost savings balanced against service standards for all sites and services provided.
  • Ability to lead, engage and develop a diverse team of Managers, supervisors and collection staff with different skills and experience will also be required.
  • Required qualifications are International or National CPC in road haulage, COTC 4TSH, NEBOSH and good IT and numerical skills.
  • Effectively managed a large workforce ideally within a unionised environment

Who we are?

At SUEZ the efficient and sustainable management of resources around the globe is at the heart of everything we do. Respect – acting ethically and with integrity – is one of our core values. We’re passionate about the environment and believe in protecting our world. Over 90,000 likeminded people worldwide makes for an incredible team, where collaboration and trust are part of the way we work. With true team spirit, we can give our customers a standard of service that goes above and beyond and ensure that our local communities have access to essential water and waste services

We thank our people for all they do with development opportunities, wide-ranging benefits and rewards that reflect their hard work. In a friendly, supportive environment, you’ll be inspired to grow and play your part in creating a better future for all.   

*** Relocation Package offered ***

*No agencies please* 

Closing Date
Once we have sufficient applicants we withhold the right to close job vacancies early.