Waste Management Area Mgr Centralized Dispatch in Portland, Oregon

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

I. Job Summary

This manager level position manages the day-to-day operations of an Area’s centralized dispatch department. This position ensures success by establishing and maintaining performance and productivity metrics and cost management processes. Reviews operational efficiencies, safety, service, and other operational problems with the sales, customer service, and operations functions to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages the day-to-day operations of centralized dispatch within a Market Area.

  • Establishes and implements guidelines, which maximize unit cost management while growing the business through reinforcing efficient driver performance.

  • Assists in meeting Area and districts residential, commercial, and roll off efficiency goals.

  • Communicates roll off capacity to districts.

  • Ensures district rosters are reported to central dispatch daily.

  • Develops, implements, and maintains processes, procedures, and programs to improve safety, productivity, and profitability of the site.

  • Maintains and understands Service Machine standards.

  • Runs daily Service Machine reports to verify recovery and carryover percentages.

  • Delivers accommodation, verbal and written disciplinary action to employees when necessary.

  • Conducts performance reviews for employees using the TMS process and other appropriate performance management tools.

  • Recruits, selects, hires and ensures training of dispatch employees

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

III. Supervisory Responsibilities

Two direct reports and approximately 40 indirect reports.

IV. Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

Education: Bachelor's Degree (accredited), or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and 4 years district management experience preferred.

Experience: 5 years of relevant work experience in the waste, environmental services, energy, or transportation industry and 2 years of supervisory or management experience (in addition to education requirement).

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

None required.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

None required.

V. Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Normal setting for this job is: office setting with occasional travel.


At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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