Operations Manager

Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Hours per week
Dates that interviews will take place
Interviews will be held via MS Teams
Up to 49K plus car/allowance, & bonus
Summary of vacancy

Are you an experienced Operations Manager, used to managing multiple sites / contracts, within the Municipal sector of the Waste Management industry?

Would you like to bring this expertise to a company whose vision is for a society where there is no more waste?

When you join SUEZ, you get more than a brand-new role. Your work will help us deliver innovative and environmentally responsible solutions for water and waste management. You will get a chance to help us preserve and restore our planet’s natural capital for future generations. It’s a career that’s not only exciting, but full of opportunities as well as professional and personal fulfilment.

About the role

What will I be doing?

You will be part of the senior management team responsible for delivering a safe and efficient waste collection service to the residents of Somerset.  You will be working directly with the onsite operational teams to ensure a high standard of service delivery across all 5 depots within the contract.  You will not have a specific depot within your remit, you will be an additional experienced resource to support across the entire contract and will be deployed to manage a variety of operational issues.  Your work will be project based, and hence be varied in nature but focussed upon service delivery.

Key elements of the role will include:

  • Supporting the implementation of new services and delivering change within the contract
  • Managing a residential waste collection operation
  • Focussed on service delivery and full daily completion of rounds
  • Constantly review operational processes and practices implementing changes and driving continuous improvement
  • Lead and develop your team, providing excellent service to the residents of Somerset.

What are the requirements?

Highly client focussed, self-motivated and service driven.  You will have a background of managing within a similar environment within the industry, along with:

  • Experience of a residential waste collection service
  • Knowledge of a public sector municipal collection contract
  • An understanding of high standards of service
  • Strong financial and analytical skills such as cost savings and driving efficiencies
  • Ideally qualifications including IOSH or NEBOSH, or the ability to gain them, but good IT skills are essential.

You'll need to be able to demonstrate an ability to lead a diverse workforce ranging from service delivery teams through to Depot managers all with different skills and experience.  You will also need to be confident and comfortable to work with our client and their stakeholders.

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.    

*No agencies please* 

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