Associate Director – Waste Management – Service Line Team Lead

Role: Associate Director – Waste Management – Service Line Team Lead

Location: Remote role, based across the U.S./Canada

Contract: Permanent

Remuneration Range: $120,000 - $145,000 USD

Key Responsibilities

Service Line Team Lead Role Objectives:

  • Develop and drive the Service Line strategy, go to market and business plan, in close collaboration with the Solution Leader and the Solution Operations Leader
  • Lead business development activities related to the waste service offerings, including sales calls, actively engaging with new and existing clients to establish and/or grow the relationships in accordance with our client management approach, and developing and/or stewarding proposals and marketing materials
  • Manage the Service Line’s financial and operational activities, working closely with the Solution Operations Leader and internal support resources as may be appropriate
  • Define leading offerings to take to the market, including developing supporting materials, e.g. sales materials, proposal, budget, and deliverable templates, etc. as well as monitoring market developments to evolve the current offerings, tools and approaches to meet and exceed client needs
  • Contribute to thought leadership on your offering internally and externally
  • Responsible for all aspects of quality assurance for the Service Line’s offerings
  • Recruit, develop/ mentor, retain and manage talent, to achieve performance excellence, within the Service Line, and under the guidance of the Solution Operations Leader
  • Establish close ties and work collaboratively with other Service Line Leaders, in the NA region, and their equivalents, in other regions, and share best practices as well as lessons learned

About Anthesis

Anthesis is the Sustainability Activator. We seek to make a significant contribution to a world which is more resilient and productive and are committed to the importance of this ‘decisive decade’. We do this by working with cities, companies, and other organisations to drive sustainable performance. We develop financially driven sustainability strategies, underpinned by technical expertise and delivered by innovative collaborative teams across the world. Our company combines the deep expertise of boutiques with the reach of big professional services groups, bringing the commercial and operational capabilities it takes to deliver real change.

Our company brings together the largest dedicated group of sustainability experts in the world, with over 700 experts working across our offices in the U.S., Canada, Colombia, the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Andorra, Finland, France, Brazil, China, the Philippines and the Middle East. Our culture is founded on the empowerment of great people, working in agile teams, in a high-ownership, high-accountability environment. We are proud of what we have achieved so far with Anthesis, but we know we have a duty and an opportunity to contribute much more.

This is a great opportunity to play a leading role in a dynamic, rapidly growing, global business specialising in sustainability services and solutions, founded on the belief that sustainable business practices are at the heart of long-term commercial success.

Our waste management specialists advise investors and developers to make informed waste infrastructure investment decisions; advise operators and asset managers to optimise the value of their assets and manage risks. We advise stakeholders throughout the supply chain to minimise waste and to recover value from unavoidable waste via markets for secondary materials. We collaborate with other in-house specialists across a range of ESG topics to provide holistic advice to clients.

At Anthesis we value both the wellbeing and the professional development of our people by doing our best to make Anthesis a great place to work. Our identity, values, and the quality of our work are vested in our people and we want you to thrive, develop and succeed here.

As an equal opportunities’ employer, we value diversity in our workforce and make our decisions based on skills and experience – the only thing that differentiates you is your talent and the value you bring. We understand that diverse ideas breed extraordinary results by inspiring our thinking, challenging our solutions and enhancing our culture. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability.

Summary of role

To meet the high demand for our waste management expertise from North America and global clients, we are looking to recruit a Service Line Team Leader for our Waste Management Service Line at the Associate Director level. The successful candidate will have an outstanding track record of delivering client reports covering a broad range of relevant issues and providing client focussed project management, as well as having a clear understanding of the waste management sector.

In support of the Service Line Team Lead Objectives, your responsibilities will include:

  • Provide clear leadership and direction to your Service Line team members on all aspects of our work related to this role, including (but not limited to) business development, technical subject matter expertise, project delivery, quality assurance and client management
  • Managing Service Line resources with particular attention to recruitment and retention to maximize opportunity, project delivery and profitability
  • Performing people management responsibilities for the Service Line
  • Performing other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time by your manager or the company
  • Managing key client relationships and projects, in consultation with the SPPC Solution Leader and the Solution Operations Leader
  • Creating and finalising client facing commercial, technical and market reports

Key Requirements

Our ideal candidate will be someone who wants to flourish in a technical analytics environment at the leading edge of sustainability. You will have a relevant background in waste industry or regulation, giving you a keen grasp of the waste management sector, and preferably proven consulting experience. You will be expected to keep abreast of changing circular economy market dynamics, waste sector trends and technology developments, and implement strategic and tactical initiatives in response to emerging opportunities. An understanding and experience of effective project management is essential.

Minimum qualifications

  • Demonstrable leadership ability
  • Working knowledge of the North American waste market and circularity
  • An understanding of the North American waste & resource sector regulatory & policy environment
  • Able to drive operational effectiveness, leading to operational excellence
  • Adept at managing internal and external relationships
  • Able to ensure excellence in delivery, through people
  • 10+ years’ experience in waste and resource management
  • Environment/sustainability degree or engineering, science, economics degree and practical experience
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to provide robust evidence to underpin business decisions
  • Excellent client manager and project management and ability to lead project teams

Desirable skills

  • An international perspective on global waste markets and infrastructure
  • Experience in delivering waste and secondary commodity market assessments, commercial due diligence, studies and waste management infrastructure evaluation for project developers, investors & lenders, intermediaries or procuring authorities or brands/manufacturing sector
  • Experience assisting companies in achieving zero waste goals or similar.

Personal attributes and qualities

  • Output driven and accountable
  • Flexible and innovative with the confidence to use initiative
  • Organized, analytical, prepared and professional
  • Ambitious, committed and willing to develop


  • Comprehensive and competitive group health, dental, and vision insurance plans for you and your dependents, as well as a FSA (Flexible Spending Account).
  • Pay 100% of the cost of short‐term and long‐term disability insurances.
  • Pay 100% of the cost of life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.
  • Retirement savings plan to assist in planning for your retirement. Anthesis provides 3% Safe Harbor contribution and you may elect to contribute more each pay period with a pre‐tax deduction up to a certain cap.