Operations Manager


About us

Waste Management NZ Limited is New Zealand's leading resource recovery, recycling, and waste management provider. We’re committed to safeguarding our beautiful environment through sustainable management of our valuable resources. Put simply, sustainability is what we do.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic leader to lead the growth and develop a new team based in Invercargill. 

The role

Reporting to the Regional Manager in Dunedin, you will be responsible for implementing our growth strategy, servicing existing and future opportunities, driving operational and financial performance and ensuring services meet our brand promises. This role will suit an independent achiever able to work seamlessly with the local team and other support functions based across the Otago region. 

About you

To be successful in this role you will have proven operations or contract management experience and be commercially astute. You drive for results, are resilient under pressure, have strong communication skills and have proven people leadership.

You lead by example and are happy to engage and inspire others and aren’t afraid to roll up your sleeves and get down to the nuts and bolts. You live and breathe the company vision, values and purpose and communicate this clearly to your team, so they are easily able to relate it to their own areas of responsibility. You know your team’s strengths and areas of development and you are passionate about mentoring and guiding other’s development. 

Ideally, you will have come from a supply chain, logistics or transport environment at a senior level with a solid understanding of standard business performance measures.

How to apply

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Please note - we do not always work to fixed closing dates and may start considering applications as they are received so we encourage you to apply early. 

WM is an EEO employer and promotes drug and alcohol-free workplaces. 

You must be in New Zealand and hold a current work visa/residency or NZ citizenship.

At Waste Management, the health and safety of our people is our highest priority. For this reason, we have introduced a policy requiring all employees and visitors to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 within our offices, unless a formal medical exemption applies. We have chosen to share this information early in our hiring process so that candidates can make an informed choice. As part of the application process, you will be asked to confirm your vaccination status with us. 

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: GTAK211328

Location: Otago

Closing Date: Saturday, 27 August 2022