The Demand for Business Development and Sales Professionals in the Waste Industry

Posted June 16th, 2011 by The Environment Site with No Comments

Our visit to Sustainability Live in May confirmed our views that an increase demand for Waste Sales and Business Development professionals exists.  Having spoken to several exhibitors at the event, including leading Waste Companies, we found the waste industry to be nicely adjusting from the recession.  In line with this, the UK government is focussing attention on the development of the waste to energy sector, specifically within anaerobic digestion; which could generate up to seven per cent of the renewable energy required in the UK by 2020.

The waste industry is keen to attract people with a Sales and Business Development background in order to sell more; with the expanding markets of EfW, Recycling and Confidential Waste – there is also an increasing opportunity to sell more; more sales staff are required to capitalise on these opportunities according to Irfan Lohiya, Waste Recruitment Specialist at Allen & York.  These roles not only exist within Europe, as turnkey projects begin to unfold, such as Europe’s largest ever PFI recycling and waste project in Greater Manchester,  but this same trend is also occurring in the Middle East.  Rapid economic and industrial growth and an expanding population have been the major forces driving up the amount of waste generated by Gulf states.  Countries in the region produced over 22.2 million tons of municipal solid waste and 4.6 million tons of industrial solid waste in 2009, reflecting the need for more efficient waste management strategies.


By Vicky Kenrick at Allen & York

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