Denver, Colorado

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

**Position Location:**

This is a Remote Position and may travel 75% of the time to WM Market Areas throughout the US. Balance of time will be working remote/virtual.

**Position Overview:**

The Business Optimization Leader role is designed to get you propelled as a Future Leader in our Organization at the District Manager level in our Operations and/or Fleet Departments after 12 to 18 months.

+ Must be willing to relocate anywhere in the US and/or Canada and move into a Leadership role.

+ The onboarding process for this role includes both virtual and onsite learning opportunities with other experienced business optimization leaders. During this time, you will be immersed in the WM Way principles, processes, and systems required for successful operations

***This is not an Entry Level Position. We are looking for high level talent with 5+ years of experience and background in Leadership, Training, or Business Process Optimization (BPO).**

**Ideal Candidate/Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Background in Leadership, Training, or Business Process Optimization (BPO)

+ Leadership potential including ability to influence up, down, and across the organization

+ Demonstrated ability of hiring and developing talented individuals

+ Experience in Transportation, Logistics or Service Industry (preferred)

+ Bachelor’s degree or MBA

+ Has good career progression

+ At least 5 years’ experience (Required)

+ Ability to travel 75%

+ Ability to relocate to a WM Market Area throughout the US and/or Canada

**Job Summary:**

As the Business Optimization Leader, you will work with site leadership to train Operation, Fleet and Dispatch Leaders as well as other Department groups to align business solutions with the company’s strategies and initiatives.

**Your Goal:**

Providing high level of business expertise while conducting complex business process analyses, needs assessments, and preliminary cost/benefit analyses to align business solutions with the company strategy and initiatives.

**Essential Duties and Responsibilities**

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the assigned essential duties satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned and duties may vary by department.

+ Works with management, and individual team leaders by contributing strategic vision and integrating a broad range of ideas regarding business solutions development.

+ Coordinates and integrates multiple enterprise solutions projects with a large scope and complexity in an environment for business change.

+ Contributes high level expertise in business processes and systems analysis while considering the business implications to the current and future business environment.

+ Responsible for deliverables, cost, schedule and quality of one or more enterprise solutions projects.

+ Plans projects, allocates and directs less experienced staff and other resources to accomplish project tasks and maintain control over the project(s).

+ Works with internal and external customers, suppliers and other partners to resolve problems, respond to suggestions for improvement and enhancements, test, refine and institutionalize solutions.

+ Drives the project(s) and the organization toward achieving business results.

+ May act as a source of direction, training and guidance for less experienced staff demonstrating coaching, mentoring, and leadership skills

**Core Competencies Required** :

**Aligning Performance for Success** – Focusing and guiding others in accomplishing work objectives.

**Building Partnerships** – Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units or organizations to help achieve business goals.

**Building Trust** – Interacting with others in a way that give them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.

**Coaching and Developing Others** – Providing feedback, instruction and development guidance to help others excel in their current or future job responsibilities; planning and supporting the development of individual skills and abilities.

**Decision Making** – Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

**Facilitating Change** – Encouraging others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities, facilitating the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace.

**High-Impact Communication** – Clearly and succinctly conveying information and ideas to individuals and groups in a variety of situations; communicating in a focused and compelling way that drives others’ thoughts and actions.

**Planning and Organizing** – Establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.

**Influence** – Having a positive impact on others (senior leaders, peers, & front-line personnel), to persuade or convince them to gain their support. Persuasive and engaging, to the point of building buy-in from key stakeholders.

**Demonstrates Self Awareness** – Demonstrates awareness, accurate assessment and control of one's own emotional state, attitudes, beliefs system, image and strengths in a way to maintain momentum, personal effectiveness and emotional stability, even in the face of adversity, provocation, stress and/or high workload.

**Dealing with Ambiguity** – Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty. Accepts change in job requirements, schedules, or work environments as part of job. Adaptable with the unknown.

**Supervisory Responsibilities**

This job has no direct reports but may occasionally be responsible for delegating assignments and tasks on a project basis. Also, may be assigned coaching/mentoring tasks to help develop less experienced team members.


The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

**Education and Experience**

Education: Bachelor's Degree (accredited), or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and 4 years of relevant work experience.

Experience: 5 years of relevant work experience (in addition to education requirement).

**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.

Normal setting for this job is an office setting.


At WM, 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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Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Denver, Colorado

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The call of reveille is a sound that signals the beginning of a new day. It serves as a reminder of purpose and mission. While the bugle may not wake you when you return to your civilian life, at WM, you will find that sense of purpose and mission that is so familiar.

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