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Waste Management

People Director - Human Resources

Waste Management




Kirkland, Washington, United States

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
As a member of the People Organization the Director will be charged with providing world class strategic people solutions and guidance to assigned leaders and business segments. The People Director is responsible for developing, guiding and executing initiatives in the areas of culture, change management strategic coaching, talent assessment and development, succession and performance management to drive high performance in for a diverse workforce in an emerging and fast paced enterprise.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Coaches and advises leaders in the Pacific Northwest and B.C, supporting multiple functions/departments to create a high-performance culture through talent management, performance management, and leadership development (coach, counsel, career development, performance mgt).
  • Identifies and activates People solutions that impact the Company’s ability to meet business objectives.
  • Participates as a key member of business leadership team providing progressive people solutions such as integrated talent management, workforce planning, succession planning, organization structure to increase business impact.
  • Partners and collaborates with appropriate Centers of Expertise to develop holistic People strategies and initiatives to support business objectives at an Enterprise, Area, and Functional level.
  • Leads/manages projects and/or participates as a project member on People initiatives as assigned by the Senior People Leadership Team.
  • Hires, leads, educates, develops, coaches, and performance manages members of the People Organization.
  • Proposes People solutions and/or organizational changes based upon an analysis of critical business opportunities. Help shape the business strategy, conduct organizational diagnoses to determine which capabilities are most critical, design and deliver people practices to accomplish strategy.
  • Develops written and oral presentations that have high clarity and impact. Provides regular written reports as needed to Senior Leadership.
  • Delivers People solutions that are considered value added, measurable, directly tied to the business objectives
  • Serves as an advisor to management for employment related legal issues and ensures local compliance with federal, state, provincial, and local employment laws.
  • Leads organizational change initiatives that support Waste Management’s strategic business framework.
  • Identifies and applies new ideas to adapt to changing work demands.
  • Partners with the Senior People Team to identify and prioritize opportunities for process improvement and new initiatives.
  • Leadership activity will include talent management through proper succession planning programs for key contributor and management positions, learning and development programs for preparing employees for career advancement and employee development programs to enhance employee knowledge and understanding of the business of the Company and the waste industry.
  • Develops and implements policies and programs for effective management of the people resources of each department. Included, but not limited to, this area are programs associated with employee relations, diversity & inclusion, sexual harassment, employee complaints, external education and career development.
  • Provides technical advice, knowledge sharing, coaching and guidance to others within the human resources discipline.
  • Continually challenges and improves the programs, policies, practices and processes associated with meeting the strategic and operational people issues of the organization.
  • Provides thought leadership to developing and maintaining the skills needed to be an effective business partner.
  • The People Director will not only demonstrate, but will also lead initiatives, promote participation, and recognize employees and leaders that live WM Commitments and Values.

III. Supervisory Responsibilities
The highest level of supervisory skills required in this job is the management of managerial employees. This includes:

  • Direct supervision of three (3) or more full-time employees

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 four (4) years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience: Ten (10) years experience managing human resource systems, process, programs and implementations (in addition to education requirement).

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

  • SPHR certification preferred.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

  • Possess & leverage business acumen to drive shareholder value
  • Strong analytical & diagnostic skills
  • Ability to assess & develop individuals’ knowledge, skills, and ability
  • Innovative mindset identifying new ways to solve work problems resulting in unique/differentiated solutions.
  • Ability to gain acceptance of ideas and commitment to action that support specific work outcomes through professional influence
  • Utilizes workforce data to identify People insights to make proactive solutions
  • Experience working in a Unionized environment

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.

  • Required to travel 10% - 40% depending upon location
  • Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc.) most of the work day;
  • Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than 30 pounds rarely;
  • Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc.) rarely;
  • Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements occasionally as necessitated by travel to field operating units;
  • Normal setting for this job is an office setting.

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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