Team Manager – Waste Management

Earth Day Canada’s mission is to support individuals, communities, organizations and businesses in their efforts to reduce their environmental impact. Formally operating as Jour de la Terre QC since 1995, the organization merged wit.h Earth Day Canada in 2019 to formalize a new Jour de la Terre/Earth Day Canada organization, with a nationwide scope and opportunity to lead and shape the environmental movement in Canada.

Our head office, located in Montreal, hosts 25 permanent employees, we also have 7 team members working 100% remotely. Our team works on various ambitious and action-oriented programs, such as EcoCharge, Action/Reduction, Food Fight and many more.

Earth Day Canada is looking for a Team Manager to fulfill a mandate with one of our major food retail partners, Sobeys Canada. Reporting to the Programs Director, this person will be responsible for the deployment and follow-up of a pilot project. This opportunity is an excellent occasion to make a difference in raising awareness on waste management in food retailing.


Main responsibilities

  • Manage a team of waste auditors to conduct waste management provincial compliance audits in 17 Ontario Sobeys stores;
  • Follow up on the issues and regulations related to waste management in the province;
  • Perform field interventions, from time to time depending on workload and deadlines;
  • Supervise the team on operational and human resources aspects;
  • Control and validate invoices to ensure budgetary follow-up;
  • Create and optimize existing procedures and tools;
  • Participate in the recruitment and training of waste auditors.
  • Collaborate with the communications team and follow the established communications plan;
  • Coordinate and participate in a multi-stakeholder committee between Earth Day Canada and Sobeys to understand our partner’s needs and operational issues, while developing a clear picture of lessons learned;
  • Contribute to the development of a national waste reduction strategy for Sobeys stores nationally;

Skills and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in environment or other relevant field;
  • Strong experience waste management projects;
  • Experience in the grocery retail sector is an asset;
  • Familiarity with Ontario provincial waster and audit regulations, an asset;
  • Ontario Waste Auditor training with the Recycle Council of Ontario, an asset;
  • Experience in team management;
  • Experience in field work;
  • Team player, self-starter and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong ability to manage priorities and initiative;
  • Excellent problem solving skills;
  • Excellent command of English; bilingualism is an asset;
  • Valid driver’s license required.

Working conditions :

  • Salary: according to the current salary policy (new salary grid being deployed)
  • Schedule: 37.5 hours/week
  • Location: Greater Toronto Area, remote work
  • Travel: occasional travel within the province and to the Montreal office
  • Duration: 1 year, with possibility of renewal
  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • Phone subscription reimbursement ($35/month)
  • Group insurance
  • RRSP contribution
  • Internal policies that encourage schedule flexibility
  • Dynamic, welcoming and supportive team
  • Inclusive and diversity-friendly environment for all employees

Submission of applications:

Please send your resume and a cover letter via our online form below.

Deadline : 2022-10-02

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Only documents submitted in this format and in PDF will be considered.
Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please do not telephone.


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Contact us

Earth Day Canada

5818, boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal (Québec) H2T 1T3 Canada

Phone : (514) 728-0116
Toll free : 1 800 424-8758
Fax : (514) 303-0248
Email: hello@earthday.ca