Republic Services Senior Manager, Sustainability in Phoenix, Arizona

About Us

Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations, and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers. We’ll handle it from here, our brand promise, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue Planet for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world.

Why Work with Us

Our Company cannot thrive without great people devoted to serving customers, the community, and the planet. 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 strive to create a workplace that's meaningful and rewarding to our 33,000 employees. That's why we are proud to be recognized as Best Large Employer by Forbes, World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere, and One of the Most Meaningful Companies to Work for in America by Business Insider.

Job Description

The primary responsibilities of the Senior Manager, Sustainability are to manage sustainability projects, as well as, own the internal and external reporting of Republic Services’ Blue Planet TM sustainability initiative. Working closely in support of department leadership and with Operations, Information Technology, and other cross-functional stakeholders, the Senior Manager, Sustainability supports significant portions of Republic Services’ Sustainability strategy. The Manager, Sustainability supports the sustainability organization by leveraging their reporting knowledge and cross-functional leadership skills to support the definition and implementation of Republic’s environmental, social and governance goals.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Preferred Qualifications

Principal Responsibilities

  • Strategy

  • Leverages system thinking, and environmental/sustainability business industry knowledge to address key/material environmental, social and governance issues.

  • Leads groups of internal and external resources across all phases of project delivery including planning, requirements, development, and implementation to drive measurable progress.

  • Project Execution – may include any or all of the following:

  • Manages and maintains expertise on DJSI, CDP, MSCI and other annual responses. Drives, tracks and measures sustainability reporting initiatives and identifies gaps via benchmarking.

  • Monitors and benchmarks reporting trends and changes to reporting standards to provide insights and recommendations on advancing Republic’s external reporting practices.

  • Oversees annual sustainability report, working with marketing, communications, engineering, finance and other key functions.

  • Leads environmental management system (EMS) and ISO certification efforts.

  • Drives internal communications/training programs.

  • Manages stakeholder engagement efforts.

  • Liaises with procurement to support identification, assessment and management of sustainability risks and opportunities in the supply chain.

  • Provides sales and RFP support, identifies and prioritizes stakeholder questionnaires and surveys. Contributes to the development and review of responses to surveys from investors, suppliers, etc.

  • Manages all sustainability driven disclosures, ensuring governance and controls of data.

  • Initiates, plans, executes and manages sustainability projects and related goals/metrics (pilot projects, energy/water efficiency, employee programs, etc).

  • Develops sustainability dashboard look and feel to facilitate company-wide understanding and access to sustainability performance.

  • Drives for continuous improvement in sustainability program.

  • Travels up to 10% of the time.

  • Performs other job duties as assigned or apparent.

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.


  • Bachelor's degree or High School Diploma/GED and five years of work experience in environmental engineering, sustainability or related field. (required).

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in project management and execution – a major plus if sustainability related projects. (required).

  • Experience with and knowledge of CDP, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI G4), Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), and sustainability/CSR reporting methods in general. (required).

  • Familiar with concepts of sustainability disclosure, including materiality, legal implications, and governance. (required).

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in waste or transportation industry.

  • Demonstrated experience organizing and leading a diverse group of contributors and stakeholders to achieve objectives.

  • Written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to confidently facilitate working sessions with key stakeholders at all levels.

  • Results orientation and good time management skills with an ability to understand key milestones, goals, and objectives while leading groups of internal and external resources to meet project goals.

  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to adjust and adapt to changing conditions.

  • Ability to translate sustainability issues into goals and metrics and garner excitement and generate interest in program amongst field stakeholders.

  • Ability to grasp concepts quickly and exercise follow through skills, adhere to a work schedule and address challenges as they arise, maintaining a positive outlook.

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).

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, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.