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Republic Services Senior Manager, HR Program Management in Phoenix, Arizona

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 41 states and Puerto Rico 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 Senior Manager, HR Program Management is responsible for providing managerial support to strategic Human Resource programs and projects. The Senior Manager, HR Program Management contributes to managing the HR project portfolio to ensure effective project coordination and reporting across the entire HR department. This position closely interfaces with HR leadership, project managers, BTO and other stakeholders over the progress of the various programs. The scope of work includes considerably complex programs and projects that may impact the entire organization as well as efforts with department or functional level impact. Key areas of focus include project management, organizational change management, strategic executive support, establishing HR standards and assisting others with the project management function.


  • Provides leadership and oversight for HR programs and projects. Provides project teams with expertise and direction, with teams consisting of a mix of both full-time, vendors and contractor staff.

  • Provides input to resource plans, budget planning and tracking. Manages project to achieve target scope, schedule and cost and to ensure alignment to department goals and Corporate strategy.

  • Manages critical cross-functional Human Resource Projects with responsibilities including development and maintenance of the work breakdown structure, charter, issue and risk management log, status reports, budget tracking tools and resource management plan.

  • Collaborates with varying levels of indirect reports/resources and manages through influence. Uses capabilities to influence customers, stakeholders, and project managers to properly manage divergent expectations.

  • Assists with the creation and execution of a change management plan and strategy.

  • Develops and maintains resources for HR employees managing projects including templates and toolkits encompassing the project management methodology. Assists, trains and mentors resources on use of the tools and project management practices.

  • Assists senior HR leadership in the development and maintenance of the HR strategic roadmap. Includes assistance in assessment and prioritization of various investments quantifying both benefits and ROI.

  • Manages, collaborates and partners with the company’s BTO, other Republic departments, and external vendors.

  • Conducts periodic reviews to monitor milestone progress; identifies potential issues with key stakeholders and keeps HR leaders apprised of project status.

  • On a regular basis, assists in preparing complete and comprehensive status reviews on all project activities and issues for project sponsors and HR leaders.

  • Facilitates and assists in proper articulation and communication of accurate expectations of project progress, project prioritization and project delivery timelines.

  • Demonstrates and leverages strong strategic, business and financial acumen.

  • Ensures that all project managers follow HR project management processes and policies and that accurate and timely information is collected and reported regularly on project progress and financial status.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned or apparent.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Operations, or other similar, relevant disciplines or equivalent work experience.

  • Master’s Degree preferred.

  • Experience working in a project management office.

  • Project Management (PMP, PMI) certification or equivalent preferred.

  • Extensive knowledge of project management tools such as Microsoft Project Service, SharePoint, Clarity, PPM, Rally and MS Office.

  • Proficiency in partnering with business leaders to drive company strategies.

  • Ability to lead and work effectively with a broad cross function, external customers and vendors in driving organization change. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience with industry standard project management methodologies (Lean, PMBOK or a plus).

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in managing enterprise level and/or multi-departmental projects to completion.

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.

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.