Waste Management Routing Analyst - Waste Collection Routing in Kansas City, Kansas

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

I. Job Summary

The Routing Analyst is responsible for managing the implementation of all waste collections routing processes. Provide expertise in utilizing route optimization software. The Routing Analyst collaborates with Area and District staff to provide consistent comprehensive route management. The ideal candidate will have experience working on and adjusting waste collection routes and have solid Excel, Database, and analytical skills. Degree in Logistics, Transportation, or similar field preferred.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

  • Works together with Operations Improvement Manager to implement the Routing Process

  • In Coordination with the Operations Improvement Manager, plans, directs, and manages routing activities within specified time, cost, resource and quality constraints

  • Uses route optimization software in collaboration with site employees to optimize routes, identify and implement route efficiencies and communicate changes to Route Managers and drivers

  • Schedules work to meet priorities and goals; manages issues and conflicts, change requests, risks, and project acceptance

  • Develops and interprets organizational goals, policies and procedures, and updates project plans as needed

  • Coordinates the data collection efforts and implements standard operating procedures for data collection required for all routing processes

  • Communicates with employees, supervisors, vendors, and customers about all aspects of route optimization software implementation

  • Influence field personnel participation and ownership of the routing process

  • Collaborates with route optimization software users, management, vendors, technicians, Field Service Engineers, Routing Managers, and Data Collection Managers to determine business needs and system requirements

  • Develops implementation and post-implementation performance standards, evaluating route efficiencies and fleet maintenance impacts on-going

  • Trains and coaches site employees on use of route optimization software and in fundamental routing practices; transfers routing expertise to site employees

  • Uses appropriate software applications to perform daily work, including Kronos, PeopleSoft, AIMS, and OPUS

  • Performs other duties as assigned

III. Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

IV. Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree (accredited), or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and 4 years of relevant work experience

  • Experience: No prior work experience (in addition to education requirement)

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

  • None required

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

  • Preferred: experience with route optimization software

V. Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Normal setting for this job is: office setting.


At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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