Materials-Next-Life Manager

Oakville, ON Full-time $80000.00-$90000.00/year

Who We Are

Emterra Group transforms waste into resources. We are a dynamic, growth-oriented and safety-focused company. Our organization has been deemed to be an “essential service” by providing collection and processing for Waste and Recycling that keep our communities clean and safe.  With customer service and safety as our focus, we are looking for an energetic and driven team member to support our growing company and play a crucial role in the circular economy approach. We believe that by creating a circular economy, we can reduce waste, conserve natural resources, and create a more sustainable future. Emterra Group is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers, a certified diverse supplier of the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC), the Canadian Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBE) and WEConnect International.

We are currently seeking a Materials-Next-Life Manager to join our team in Canada. Based out of Emterra Group’s head office in Oakville, Ontario, this role will report to the Vice President of Materials Marketing. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the marketing and sales of commodities produced, including paper, paper products, glass, plastics, and metals, from our recycling operations across Canada and Michigan.

This position is entails hybrid work. The successful candidate will work in a hybrid model, balancing collaboration in the office and virtual work.

Reasons to Apply, Stay and Grow with Emterra Group:

  • Opportunity to be part of one of Canada’s Greenest Employers!
  • Competitive wages and annual wage increases!
  • Comprehensive health benefits (drug, dental, vision, LTD, life insurance)!
  • Employee Assistance Program, paid for by the Company!
  • Tuition reimbursement program and professional development support!
  • Employee discount programs!
  • Be part of an organization that wants to learn and grow!
  • Ability to have impact and make change!


  • Develop and implement marketing strategies to maximize the value of our commodities and increase market share.
  • Identify new markets and customers for our commodities and third-party suppliers’ commodities.
  • Grow relationships with suppliers, buyers, and brokers in the commodities market.
  • Manage the pricing and sale of our commodities in accordance with market conditions.
  • Monitor market trends, market indices, and make recommendations for changes to our marketing strategies.
  • Analyze and report on market trends, pricing, and demand for our commodities.
  • Collaborate with our recycling operations team to ensure the quality and consistency of our commodities meet buyers’ requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and standards in the commodities market.
  • Participate in industry events and conferences to promote our commodities and build our brand.
  • Participate in municipal or industrial, commercial, and institutional RFPs and tenders.
  • Supervise department staff, including customer service representatives and logistics coordinators.
  • Visit MRFs regularly to perform quality inspections and provide guidance to MRF staff across Canada and Michigan.
  • Master the company’s material management software.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in commodities marketing and sales in the recycling or scrap industries an asset.
  • Logistic experience an asset.
  • Skillful in negotiations.
  • Strong understanding of commodities markets and trading.
  • Excellent analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Business acumen in contract and risk management.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to travel as needed.

Are you ready to jumpstart your career by joining one of Canada’s Greenest Employers and become part of the environmental solution? If so, apply now!  We appreciate all applicants who apply however only those who are qualified, will be contacted.

Emterra Group is committed to maintaining an equitable, fair, and diverse environment. Any applicants who have a disability or require reasonable accommodation may speak directly with our Human Resources Department. Reasonable accommodations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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