As a social enterprise focused on providing the most impactful waste management solutions, we are helping solve one of India’s biggest challenges. Saahas Zero Waste draws on nearly two decades worth of experience and expertise in the sector. Our current team is a mix of young professionals and experienced leaders from diverse sectors. At SZW, you can expect to work in a challenging and stimulating work environment which is open to ideas and innovation. With a supportive team and an open door to the management, your ideas will be heard and nurtured. If you are passionate about waste management and the environment, hit us up.

We are now looking to grow and thereby become more relevant to the scale of the problem we are helping solve.

Current Job Openings

HR & Admin Lead

Qualification Masters in Social Work/HR

Experience(yrs) 3


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Saahas Zero Waste (SZW) is looking for a dynamic professional who will lead our HR and Admin function. The manager will be inducted into the leadership team and will report directly to the senior management.

The company is keen that its core values are deeply integrated across the team so as to also become a part of the culture of the organization.

The HR Manager will also work closely with the COO to support all the functions with necessary training and skill enhancement which is required.

The Manager will also lead the admin team and be responsible for routine office Administration.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Drive organizational values and culture through employee induction and participation.
  • Develop and strengthen HR policies and all processes related to Employee Life Cycle (hiring to exit).
  • Ensure consistency in employee evaluation.
  • Evaluate and continuously improve compliances to statutory requirement and beyond.
  • Support the organization with current and future evolving needs in their hiring needs as also Learning and Development and other training needs.
  • Well-being and safety of all employees.

Skill sets that we are looking for

  • Interest in the social sector and working with people from low economic backgrounds.
  • Taking leadership by being proactive and escalating issues in time to superiors.
  • Very high level of accountability.
  • Reporting rigor.
  • Works with a diverse team and has the ability to influence the team at various levels.
  • Observant and quick to act in challenging situations.
  • A good communicator and multilingual.
  • Effective writing and presentation skills.
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Operations And Customer Experience Lead

Qualification Bachelor’s Degree

Experience(yrs) 5


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Saahas Zero Waste (SZW) is looking for a dynamic professional who will front end operations and customer experience for our flagship Zero Waste Business vertical. The manager will be inducted into the leadership team and will report directly to the senior management.

The Manager will work across the depth of the Operations Team to ensure predictable, reliable operations as also proactive client engagement. The Lead manages a team of Project Managers and Operations Managers who are responsible for specific clients and/or functions.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Ops and CE lead is expected to convert each of our customers across Bangalore and Chennai into waste management champions. This will be done through a systematic execution of our operations and persistent communication with the customer at different levels including the senior management. The customer will therefore be sensitized to all the aspects of waste management with a clear understanding of the role that Saahas Zero Waste plays with respect to managing waste of the customer.

The CE lead will have a complete understanding of our own operations and be proactive in anticipating issues that may cause customer dissatisfaction

The Lead should look to improve and optimize operations including waste flow, destination management, staff management, logistics management, and recruitment.

Targets and Deliverables

  • Regular monthly and quarterly meetings through a fixed calendar with customers depending on the scale of business that we have with the customer.
  • Work with the Operations team to capture key metrics and communicate that to the customer.
  • Should look for scope of increasing business from existing clients.
  • Negotiate and close annual contracts.
  • Cost reductions through efficiencies, scale, and relationships with vendor partners.
  • Evaluate project budgets and manage accounts to ensure efficient cash flow.
  • Work with management to strategize on short term and long term projects.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Will have 5-6 years of experience working in operations and client management.
  • Has previously managed teams and clients.
  • Can relate to and connect with a wide spectrum of people.
  • Has a positive attitude of constant improvement.
  • Has previously managed teams and clients.
  • Has a good temperament to face difficult situations both internally and externally.
  • Has a passion for waste management.
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Field Supervisor

Qualification Bachelor’s Degree

Experience(yrs) 1-3


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Capturing data for monthly documentation

  • Food Waste: Record the date and weight.
  • Dry Waste: Record date and total weight unsegregated waste.
  • Rejects: Record date and weight and types of rejects.
  • Segregated materials : Record date and weight.
  • Collection details : Record date and weight of different materials.

Field staff attendance

  • In and out clearly mentioned. This should match with details from the security book.
  • Rotation of field staff as well as managing the minimum number of field staff who can be shuffled from other locations.

Implementation of SOPs

  • Personal Protective Equipment (Apron , Masks, Gloves, Shoes).
  • Monitoring the compost and dry waste SOPs.
  • Rounds to check waste flow from different sources and segregation at source.
  • Bags management for storage and packing.
  • Taking material out (documentation).
  • Work efficiency of field staff.

The ideal candidate

  • Will work cooperatively and effectively with a wide spectrum of people to set goals and resolve problems.
  • Has a passion for waste management.
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Regional Project Manager

Qualification Bachelor’s Degree

Experience(yrs) 3-5


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Saahas Zero Waste is looking to appoint Project Managers across cities in India to drive our business expansion strategy.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Align with our Lead – Business Development team to grow the business as per the company’s vision. This would include building a pipeline for sales in Mumbai and following up on leads.
  • Follow up with business trends with a view to developing new services, products, and distribution channels.
  • Work closely with Lead operations and also the operations team in Mumbai to ensure delivery of services as per our SOPs.
  • Submit weekly dashboard reports and ensure accuracy of data through MIS.
  • Review financial reports, budget estimates and P&L report on a monthly basis.
  • Develop and manage Partners and vendors and also expand the network
  • Work closely with the finance team in Bangalore to manage invoicing and collections related the project
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Product Associate Sales And Operations

Qualification Bachelor’s Degree

Experience(yrs) 1


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Roles and Responsibilities

The products team at Saahas Zero Waste handles marketing and sale of recycled and upcycled products made from various streams of waste like Tetra Pak, PET etc.

  • You will be responsible for handling product enquiries, following up with quotations and calls with customers.
  • Ensure coordination at all levels for recycled products order execution.
  • Ensure inventory of products and establish supply chain for individual stream of products.
  • Identify the market segment, get familiarized with products, and identify potential customers in the market segment.
  • Presenting, promoting and selling products using solid arguments to existing and prospective customers.
  • Reach out to new customers through cold calling.
  • Establishing, developing and maintaining positive business and customer relationships.
  • Creating awareness of the recycled products through stalls, events etc.
  • Work closely with the vendors for seamless product delivery.
  • Maintain database of customers, orders and enquiries in in-house CRM.
  • Track the sales of products on a weekly basis.
  • Achieve the agreed upon targets set for products vertical.
  • Identify potential for new products.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Should be well spoken, able to interact with customers confidently.
  • Highly motivated and target driven.
  • Should take up initiatives and also be comfortable as a team player.
  • Should have good writing skills.
  • Should be excited to learn about and operate in the waste management industry extensively.
  • Resilient and self-motivated.
  • Should have a keen interest in social sector and Waste Management and Environmental issues.
  • Should have basic IT skills and able to handle Microsoft Office, Excel.
  • Should have experience in sales.

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