Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) is a leading regional provider of non-hazardous waste management services, focusing on recycling, diversion, and environmentally conscious practices throughout the Midwestern United States. LRS differentiates itself from its peers through exceptional customer service, innovative diversion and recycling programs, utilization of technological advances, and a strong awareness for the environment.
LRS is North America’s fifth largest privately held waste and recycling company with $600M in revenue. Its current asset base includes collection and post-collection capacity through 85 facilities composed of 31 hauling and collection facilities, 18 transfer stations, 11 material recovery facilities, and three landfills across its Nine-State Footprint. LRS has over 2,500 employees with a fleet of 1,200+ collection vehicles.
Headquartered in Rosemont, IL, LRS provides comprehensive, fully integrated waste diversion and recycling services for both residential and commercial customers.
With operations in 85 locations across 9 states and 2,000+ units in its fleet, LRS is the fifth largest professional privately held waste and recycling company in North America. With the support of Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, LRS is continuing to expand both organically and inorganically with planned growth set to double the size of the organization within the next 5 years.
To support the continued growth targets, the Senior Vice President, Fleet & Procurement will be responsible for the enterprise-wide fleet management and procurement program. This role is supported by a team of 4 direct reports, including Fleet Administration and Procurement.
The central challenge of the role is to set and implement an enterprise asset management strategy, optimize fleet productivity and cost, and ensure safe, reliable fleet operations as the company scales. Additionally, the new Senior Vice President will work to implement standardized procurement practices and begin structuring a professionalized sourcing function, supporting fleet operations as complexity increases given planned growth.
Experience & Requirements
• 15+ years of experience that includes progressive operational and technical leadership, including fleet and/or maintenance responsibility, within a distributed field service organization.
• Expertise in maintenance operations, including fleet planning, acquisition and disposition, procurement, maintenance planning/operations, equipment testing, maintenance facility design and construction, material/parts acquisition and storage, maintenance records systems management, insurance/risk management, and fleet vehicle/driver/technician safety.
• Demonstrated ability to lead large scale change initiatives and prior leadership experience driving fleet maintenance transformation across a large enterprise.
• Experience supporting or formally leading sourcing and procurement practices, including spend analytics, category management, RFI/RFP processes, contracting, and vendor management.
• Experienced in developing and operationalizing leading fleet maintenance programs.