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Republic Services Director of Strategy & Business Transformation in Phoenix, Arizona

Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection operations, transfer stations, recycling processing centers, landfills and environmental services provide effective solutions to make recycling and waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers nationwide. Our 36,000 employees working in 42 states are committed to providing a superior customer experience while helping ensure a cleaner, safer and healthier world for future generations.

Why Work with Us

At Republic Services, we strive to create a workplace that is meaningful and rewarding at every level of our organization. Our employees thrive in an atmosphere where safety is revered, and each person can be a compassionate steward of our environment. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We’re proud to be recognized on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies, Forbes Best Employers for Women, Forbes Best Large Employers and Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies lists. Republic is also the only company in our industry that is a certified Great Place to Work.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Director, Strategy works with various functional leaders to drive strategy development and implementation/execution of strategic initiatives across the organization. This role leads strategic project team delivery of large scale operational and organizational effectiveness, growth, and process improvement solutions. The role will provide thought leadership and make sound recommendations for strategy solutions. These internal strategic projects include partnering with senior leaders across the organization and various external stakeholders.


  • Defines and facilitates the strategic planning process.

  • Leads industry related research, oversees synthesis of findings to identify and develop strategy portfolio.

  • Aligns and drives portfolio and prioritization and supports critical strategic initiatives in their formation of recommendations before their transition to implementation.

  • Conducts qualitative analysis both externally and internally to develop structured recommendations for strategic initiatives

  • Designs, develops, and assesses financial implications of strategic solutions

  • Leads and facilitates work groups of leaders across the organization to gain input and form strategic recommendations

  • Develops fact-based recommendations and presents them to senior management to enable critical decisions.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned or apparent.


  • Demonstrates proven knowledge of and/or success in an organization strategy development role

  • Demonstrated project management, leadership, and cross-functional collaboration skills

  • Top tier strategy consulting experience.

  • Experience in waste, recycling, transportation, or other heavy industrial environments.

  • Experience managing process improvement initiatives, including familiarity with common methodologies (i.e., Six Sigma, Lean, etc.)


  • Minimum eight years relevant business experience

  • Five years management or strategy consulting experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree/MBA preferred

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

We work for Earth. Every day, we come to work with two purposes in mind – serving our customers and doing our part to preserve our Blue Planet®. Our commitment to both has led to such things as landfill innovations, solar energy projects, community education designed to teach people to properly recycle, ongoing efforts to reduce our vehicle emissions and improving safety through technology—to name a few. To put it simply, we are 35,000 guardians of the environment, striving to make the world a better place.

Republic Services is more than a recycling and waste services company. We are a company dedicated to turning waste into possibilities. Together, united under the Republic Star, we are working for a cleaner, safer and healthier world where people thrive, not just for today, but for generations to come.