Senior Manager, Urban Waste Management

Waste Ventures India
Deadline for Applications
Where to Apply
Please apply with your cover letter and resume via our careers portal. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


The primary responsibilities of the Senior Manager, Urban Waste Management are:

1)    Develop and lead the strategy for our urban waste management business line including the following components:

·      Strategic business unit timeline, short and long-term

·      Appropriate engagement models (i.e. franchisee model, direct implementation, etc.)

·      Customer segmentation and specific target strategy

·      Pricing and service offering strategy

2)    Lead the acquisition of new projects for waste collection and management in Hyderabad

·      Identify and pitch WVI to potential partners within Hyderabad including environmentally conscious housing societies, academic institutions, and/or corporate office sites

·      Develop standardized materials to support marketing and proposal to potential partners

·      Lead the evaluation and negotiation of contacts in collaboration with senior management

·      Support project implementation in conjunction with the Director of Collections and serve as an ongoing support

3)    Implement and maintain efficient and sustainable project operations

·      Recruit and manage the personnel needed to initiate and maintain projects

·      Identify innovative ways to manage waste within clients’ premises based on customer needs and output of waste

·      Identify and track project key performance indicators

·      Manage relationships with project clients


Beyond the specific aforementioned core objectives, the role will have the following responsibilities:

·      Collaborate closely with other team members

·      Support recruitment of new team members and people management of current team

·      Manage a team as the company grows (likely immediately)

·      Provide support in varied areas beyond the job description, as needed




·      High-performing undergraduate background required, graduate degree preferred

·      3-6 years of professional experience, preferably with background in business development, project management, or client services such as management consulting

·      Considerable experience managing multiple varied stakeholders across numerous projects

·      Background in agriculture and/or solid waste management is a plus

·      Mix of Western and emerging markets work or educational experience is a plus

·      Telugu language ability is a plus


Other skills

Waste Ventures India’s work culture is one of ‘Innovators but Doers’ (with track records to prove it!). Our culture is one of no egos: we foster a casual, honest, smart, and open environment where our team is not afraid to admit what we don’t know or learn from others. Specific skills/qualities we seek:

·       Passion for financial, social, and environmental outcomes is a must

·       Strong problem-solving/analytical skills: intellectual horsepower to break down a problem and create practical solutions

·       Self-awareness and humility – you will constantly challenge (and be challenged in) assumptions

·       Ability to persevere in a fast-paced environment; willingness to operate with independence, urgency, and flexibility

·       Strong written and verbal communication skills: ability to convey complex ideas and questions in a straightforward fashion

·       Excellent interpersonal skills: able to interact comfortably whether at a high-level conference, with funders, government officials or waste pickers

·       High level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness

·       Sense of humor and ability to collaborate are both musts!


Compensation and logistics

·       Compensation is competitive and based on experience, and includes an equity component

·       The position starts immediately and is based in Hyderabad

·       This position is based 40% in office and 60% at operational sites within and around Hyderabad