Manager EcoDrops

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Manager EcoDrops - Leadership is key!

Full Time - Christchurch

  • Are you a seasoned people leader, ready for a challenge?
  • Opportunity to build on or consolidate your operational experience
  • Drive your career and this leading Canterbury waste and recycling business forward 

About the company

EcoCentral Limited is a council-controlled trading organisation that is committed to reducing the amount of waste going to landfill; helping Christchurch lead the way in recycling. EcoCentral manages the processing of household and commercial refuse and the automated sorting of recycling throughout the Canterbury region.  

The core operating function at EcoCentral includes EcoDrop (refuse and local recycling centres), EcoShop (retail outlet for recycled goods) and EcoSort (automated recycling). EcoCentral has three EcoDrop transfer stations in Christchurch that are a core resource for the community, accepting recycling and waste for both domestic and commercial customers. A fantastic opportunity now exists for a new Manager EcoDrops who is really able to step in and provide leadership of the company’s EcoDrop operations. Could this be you? 

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Manager EcoDrops takes overall accountability for overseeing the operational management of EcoCentral’s waste and resource recovery facilities. Specifically, this position will: 

  • Lead an operational workforce to deliver high quality waste and resource recovery outcomes - ensuring all team members are engaged, supported and achieving their individual and team goals.
  • Oversee operational, financial, legislative and regulatory compliance of the EcoDrop facilities – ensuring optimisation of resources and service delivery.
  • Apply innovative waste and resource recovery specific principles so that the EcoDrop waste facilities are an example of industry leading practice.
  • Model behaviours and lead a culture focused on safety in all facets of operational delivery.
  • Contribute as a high performing member of the EcoCentral team - supporting overall planning and execution of operational initiatives.

This role needs a true people leader who can foster a culture of real engagement while driving operational performance. Is this you? 

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have a strong motivation on pursuing customer service excellence and continuous improvement, while providing change management leadership to staff – you’ll be a proven team leader with good communication and organisational skills, able to manage, coach and motivate the operations team. With deep practical knowledge of operations management, you’ll have at least eight years hands-on experience at a senior level. Ideally you will have had exposure to the waste industry, more importantly, you’ll have a strong safety and environmental focus, with a desire to drive team performance. 

Are you a structured, customer-oriented people leader, who others describe as the “calm in a storm” and someone who just gets thing done; then we want to hear from you? 

How to apply

To apply, click on 'Apply Now'.

To discover more about EcoCentral visit 

For a confidential discussion about the role; contact Nicola Cull at Decipher Group on 021 686 082 or email 

Applications close: Thursday 20 August 2020  


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