This position will perform various tasks required to maintain and expand the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) program in designated parts of California. The ideal candidate will reside in Orange County, San Diego County, or Riverside County.
About the MRC
The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) created the MRC, a non-profit, to design and implement mattress recycling programs pursuant to mattress recycling laws enacted in California and two other states. MRC's objectives are aligned with these laws: to promote and encourage the proper recycling of mattresses at end of life.
Scope of Work:
In 2013, California enacted mattress recycling laws creating the statutory framework to fund the collection, transportation and recycling of discarded mattresses. California's mattress recycling program began December 30, 2015. Important information about the California program is described in the state's mattress recycling law (SB-254, as amended, and SB-1274).
MRC has designed the California mattress recycling program to meet the requirements of the law, regulations and program plan. To fund the program, retailers collect a $10.50 per unit fee from the sale of each mattress sold in California. Those fees are remitted to MRC and the fees pay for transportation, recycling, consumer education, enforcement and program administrative costs. To consumers, the program is promoted as Bye Bye Mattress (www.byebyemattress.com).
Solid Waste Facilities:
Expand MRC's no-cost mattress collection network in territory. Establish professional relationships by visiting eligible solid waste facilities that either are, or could be participating in the program. Effectively describe program and contracting options with the goal of expanding the network
Validate monthly solid waste facility handling invoices in conjunction with the MRC accounts payable
Maintain collection site compliance through site visits and regular audits or as needed to troubleshoot and maintain successful relationships
Serve as primary point of contact for special/large volume collection events
Mattress Recycling Facilities:
Regularly visit and understand details of mattress transportation and the recycling process, including reporting requirements
Validate monthly recycler invoices
Maintain recycler contract compliance through regular visits and audits
Illegal Mattress Dumping Initiative:
Assist participants with questions, reporting and documenting illegal mattress dump clean-up activities
Promote the program with municipalities in territory
Respond to mattress retailer phone calls and emails
Work cooperatively with CalRecycle mattress enforcement team to drive retailers compliance. This may include site visits of mattress retailers to verify compliance with the mattress recycling law
Assist in developing and disseminating state-specific public education and outreach campaigns in conjunction with MRC public relations staff. Duties may include distributing information materials to mattress retailers and other stakeholders
Attend regional solid waste and recycling conferences and meetings to promote the MRC
Maintain Salesforce CRM of mattress collection sites, recyclers and transporters while respecting the confidential nature of MRC business data and the parties with which MRC does business
Collect, analyze and assist in preparation of MRC's CalRecycle annual report
Work cooperatively with other California Program staff to create an effective, efficient and state-wide recycling program
Other tasks as necessary
Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
Experience with and/or knowledge of municipal solid waste and recycling systems, laws and regulations
Experience/familiarity working with governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, recyclers and business professionals
Experience with and/or knowledge of retail operations, transportation logistics and communications
Experience with and/or intimate knowledge of municipal recycling programs or product stewardship laws, familiarity with mattress products
Salesforce CRM experience
Mandatory Skills and Qualifications:
B.S. from accredited four-year college/university
Candidate must have suitable home office with strong internet connection and cell phone connectivity. A quiet work environment is required for taking phone calls. Employee will work independently and must have excellent time management skills
Employee must have a reliable vehicle appropriate for professional meetings, have a valid driver's license, and carry current motor vehicle liability insurance with $500,000 coverage
Travel is required to visit solid waste facilities, recyclers, retailers and other entities involved in the program. Travel time will vary, may exceed 50% of the time, and may include overnight and weekend travel
Strong communicator with public speaking, training and/or presentation experience
Fluent with technology and Microsoft office suite
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: This is a full-time salaried telework position; salary commensurate with experience. MRC provides an extensive benefit package.
About Mattress Recycling Council
The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) was formed by the mattress industry to operate recycling programs (known as Bye Bye Mattress) in states which have enacted mattress recycling laws – California, Connecticut and Rhode Island. MRC educates the mattress industry about mattress recycling laws, assists retailers and manufacturers with their registration and reporting obligations, and works closely with local governments, waste management professionals, recyclers and others to create an accessible and efficient mattress collection and recycling network.