Waste Management Manager

November 18, 2021
Philadelphia, PA
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Unit Description:

Innovation. Challenge. Reward.

Sodexo has an exciting opportunity available for a Waste Management Manager in the Collegeville, PA area. This high visibility, high impact position will manage the hazardous waste operations at a large pharmaceutical company.

This position requires an individual with broad experience in managing a large, multi-site Hazardous Waste Management program. The primary duties include oversight of the hazardous, biological, radioactive, recycling and solid waste programs at three R&D sites, as well as maintaining compliance with wastewater and storm-water permits. Experience with managing large budgets is a must, as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and having a strong understanding of RCRA, PA, and MD regulations.

Primary objectives

• Waste subject matter expert for account

• Management of waste contractor operations

• Waste metrics collection/reporting

• Coordinate with Client and service providers on waste management activities and programs

• Budget oversight and management

Specific activities include:

• Management monitoring of Waste contractors

• Inspections of waste storage areas, manifests, inspection records

• Monitor KPI’s, ensure wastewater/storm-water compliance and project management

• Provides guidance on proper segregation, collection, and disposal of waste

• Ensure all billing is accurate and paid in a timely fashion

• Ensures regulatory compliance and site conformance to procedures and policies

• Represent Sodexo in client meetings as waste subject matter expert

• Oversee safe operations of waste contractors at site

• Ensure waste contracts are up to date and reflective of business

• Facilitate contractor activities for project waste

• Prepare local, state, and federally required reports regarding hazardous waste activities

• Investigate, develop and implement waste minimization initiatives

• Implement sustainability programs

• Conduct lab gembas

• Coordinate waste management program for Engineering and Small projects

• Support site management during regulatory, Environmental Health and Safety, GxP, and third-party inspections/audits

• Perform Environmental Health and Safety reviews of Sodexo Waste contractors

• Incident and near miss investigations

• Review safety requirements for new operations or activities

• Perform audits of third-party disposal facilities

• Assist in or perform Risk Assessments for contract operations

• Write and review work instructions and risk assessments for hazardous waste activities

Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who:

  • must have 3-5 years previous hazardous waste management experience;
  • are leaders who develop and motivate a team to exceed the expectations of clients and customers in service and the technical execution of a waste management program;
  • are an expert in building and maintaining strong customer / client relationships;
  • possess strong leadership skills and can work independently to drive program compliance and reach project target dates of completion;
  • can analyze data, present and effectively communicate to all levels within the organization related to waste management, leading committees and change management;
  • have experience effectively managing projects within agreed upon time-lines;
  • are proficient with computers and other technology;
  • have experience with vendor and contract management, as well as contract negotiations; and/or
  • have strong financial acumen and budget management experience

Please Note:

Sodexo is committed to providing working conditions and client services that are safe and healthy and will follow all applicable COVID-19 prevention measures, including state/local or client-mandated mask, testing and/or vaccine requirements.

You will be required to have the COVID-19 vaccine to work at this location.

Learn more about Sodexo’s Benefits 

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Working for Sodexo:
Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and career growth opportunities.

Position Summary:

Oversee all collection, consolidation, and shipping of waste materials

Key Duties
- Invoice review of all waste programs under multiple contractors
- Maintain waste data for EHS Central for 4 GSK facilities (UP, UM, Navy Yard, Warren/Parsippany)
- Develop WI for waste contractor
- Member of the sustainability team for UM and UP
- Conduct safety GEMBAs for Sodexo and waste contractor
- Conduct safety and process hazard training for Sodexo staff
- Help GSK EHS with waste data reporting

Qualifications & Requirements:

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 3 years   

Basic Functional Experience - 3 years in waste and environmental operations management or a related field.

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

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