Environmental Sustainability Consultant in South Burlington

South Burlington, Vermont
Consulting Services
Job Type
US$ 45.00 - US$ 53.00 per hour, $45 - 53 per hour + none
Ref. Number
Venable, Jana, Spherion
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Job Description

Spherion Staffing, a national recruiting and staffing agency with a locally owned office in South Burlington, VT is seeking an Environmental Sustainability Consultant for our client in So. Burlington, VT. This is a full time, ten month contract. Must have experience with Recycling Initiatives, working with Recycling Plants, and will be excellent at communication, organization and collaboration.
Please apply online at: www.spherion.com/jobs Reference ID# S_12063


The Environmental Sustainability Consultant identifies and maintains key recycling and industry relationships to advance acceptance of polypropylene (PP) containers at curbside as well as a strategy of stimulating end markets and polypropylene recovery. The Consultant contributes to evolution and execution of the engagement strategy.

Essential Functions:

Represent and lead within industry forums and a PP/Small Item Recovery Working Group. Attend forums, build relationships and gather information to determine how to keep up with market trends.
Perform flow and optimization testing for PP/Small Item Recovery Working Group to establish recovery baseline, enable recovery goal setting and meet/exceed goals over 2020 time horizon.
Testing and recovery 3rd party endorsement. Track product through recycling centers and analyze results. Engage with 3rd parties around results, work with them to explain the data in various public settings.
Support community recycling programs and communication via partners. Help with NGOs and industry engagement. Gather information and collect data, for example-are our communities able to recycle product. Work with Sustainability Partnership Manager to communicate findings.
Establish and manage relationships for use of post-consumer recycled content across product portfolio. For example, build relationships with outside companies who clean recycled materials to be like new and use that material in our products.

Working hours: Full Time


Minimum 5+ years of overall work experience.
Experience with Recycling Initiatives and working with Recycling Plants.
Bachelor's degree required; Master's preferred (discipline is flexible).
A passion for social and environmental sustainability and responsibility.
Aptitude at navigating a matrix environment in order to facilitate response/action.
A team player with ability to work well across organizational boundaries at all levels.
Excellent organizational, coordination skills and strategic problem solving.
Professional level collaboration and communication skills.
Ability to effectively present data and findings.

Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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