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Republic Services Area Manager Fleet & Equipment Management in Indianapolis, Indiana

Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection operations, transfer stations, recycling processing centers, landfills and environmental services provide effective solutions to make recycling and waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers nationwide. Our 36,000 employees working in 42 states are committed to providing a superior customer experience while helping ensure a cleaner, safer and healthier world for future generations.

Why Work with Us

At Republic Services, we strive to create a workplace that is meaningful and rewarding at every level of our organization. Our employees thrive in an atmosphere where safety is revered, and each person can be a compassionate steward of our environment. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We’re proud to be recognized on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies, Forbes Best Employers for Women, Forbes Best Large Employers and Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies lists. Republic is also the only company in our industry that is a certified Great Place to Work.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Area Manager, Fleet primarily focuses on building expertise within the Fleet and Equipment maintenance roles in all of the collection/hauling divisions within the Area. The Area Manager, Fleet supervises a variety of roles and assists in the selection and education of field maintenance personnel to ensure execution and durability of standards, processes and practices surrounding the One Fleet maintenance program(s). The Area Manager, Fleet plays an essential role in building the capability of the field maintenance teams to consistently execute on business plans and budgets year after year while ensuring all equipment is maintained to the our One Fleet standard for safe and efficient operations.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Directly manages the One Fleet implementation process including providing direct management support to local teams through the One Fleet Change Agents.

  • Assists in the creation, development and implementation of the Company operations strategy and other Company-wide initiatives.

  • Collaborates on, aids establishment of and supports compliance with Company standards and Best Management Operating procedures and processes.

  • Listens, evaluates, and counsels Supervisors, Maintenance Managers, and General Managers in setting priorities and goals in support of the One Fleet program.

  • Focuses on maintenance activities, processes, and best practices.

  • Ensures execution and durability of standards, processes and practices surrounding the One Fleet maintenance program.

  • Deploys Company-wide standard processes, tools, and technologies throughout the Area via communication, facilitation, training and other methods.

  • Ensures Division personnel are trained in all aspects of Company equipment, policies, procedures and safety standards and actively champions and gives clear participatory support to all Republic Safety programs and Safe Operating practices at all times. Supports and ensures safety initiatives and compliance.

  • Participates in Operating Reviews and the annual budget processes.

  • Assists with development and education of maintenance talent and works with management to hire, train, mentor, develop and assess staff needs.

  • Assists management in analyzing, evaluating, projecting and recommending capital requirements and allocation of assets.

  • Identifies diagnoses and performs root-cause analysis of issues and performance improvements of underperforming Divisions assisting in the development and rollout of plans to improve their maintenance performance. Provides targeted expertise to lead on-site activities to address cultural, process or operational challenges.

  • Works with Corporate maintenance staff to develop and maintain short and long-term strategic management objectives and priorities; participates on Corporate cross-functional committees to ensure end-to-end collaboration to maintain policies, best practices, equipment specifications, and performance metrics for maintenance.

  • This position may require travel by air, car and/or other modes of transportation up to 70% of the time.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree with focus in Business, Finance or related field.

  • Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) fleet industry designation.

  • Prior experience in a lead role with responsibility for the implementation and successful performance of business plans, strategic projects or initiatives, including the development and adherence to project plans and budgets.

  • Experience in an area support role in a large enterprise.

  • Experience in the maintenance of small and large fleets.

  • Strong computer skills including working knowledge of MS Office Tools Suite.

  • Must be able to perform effectively with a heavy travel schedule.

  • Ability to function well in arena with potentially rapidly changing priorities.

  • Strong background in fleet analytics to drive continuous improvement.

  • Strong background in budgeting and financial management of P&L.

  • Must have experience in fleet industry alternative fuel vehicle technology, DOT, OSHA and related regulatory governance.

  • Ability to professionally interact with employees at all levels and influence others to gain support for ideas, proposals, projects and solutions as well as effectively accomplish goals.

  • Ability to build and foster collaborative relationships by developing, maintaining and strengthening partnerships with others inside or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance and support.

  • Strong management, presentation and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to persuade and negotiate with others and project a professional image.

  • Ability to anticipate the implications and consequences of situations and take appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies.

  • Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and translate this into results.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills to identify and prioritize critical project issues, lead data gathering and analysis and translate analysis into clear recommendations.

  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to carefully listen, absorb input and feedback, and then respond appropriately to increase buy-in and commitment.

  • Ability and skill to lead major projects and maintain the momentum of project plans as described. • Ability to advise and coach frontline and site managers.

  • Ability to initiate and effectively manage projects, including the ability to facilitate obstacle removal and progress toward goals.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated fleet management and/or vehicle (asset) maintenance experience.

  • Experience working with heavy-duty diesel, alternative fuel and/or hydraulic equipment.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

We work for Earth. Every day, we come to work with two purposes in mind – serving our customers and doing our part to preserve our Blue Planet®. Our commitment to both has led to such things as landfill innovations, solar energy projects, community education designed to teach people to properly recycle, ongoing efforts to reduce our vehicle emissions and improving safety through technology—to name a few. To put it simply, we are 35,000 guardians of the environment, striving to make the world a better place.

Republic Services is more than a recycling and waste services company. We are a company dedicated to turning waste into possibilities. Together, united under the Republic Star, we are working for a cleaner, safer and healthier world where people thrive, not just for today, but for generations to come.

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