State General Manager - Environmental & Industrial Services

Location: Eastern Suburbs Melbourne, Victoria
Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
Salary: + up to 30% STI
Contact: Terence Craig

About the company

Our client is an Australian success story. Privately owned, they have a rich history dating back over 40 years and today proudly employ over 800 staff across every state. Their essential environmental services provide safety to communities through contractual partnerships with Utilities, Government, Council and commercial. With a very strong balance sheet, they are primed for the next phase of growth with a focus on the customer, innovation and potential M&A.

About the role

This critical role will provide both operational and commercial leadership across a $50M+ operation with over 250+ staff, taking full P&L responsibility and driving the customer-centric growth agenda across Victoria.


  • Reporting to the COO the State Manager for Victoria is responsible for building a high performance and inclusive culture, ensuring best practice both commercially and operationally.
  • Assist with preparation of major tenders, quotations, RFI'S, RFP'S, manage the bid process and seek out internal support when required
  • Coach, train and develop the team to lift overall capability prioritising safety, the community and the environment - direct team 13 and 250 + field service technicians
  • Build & maintain strong personal relationships with key client stakeholders, ensuring contractual compliance in service delivery to retain & grow major customers.
  • Identify new business growth opportunities in emerging markets or solutions
  • Position the business unit to achieve sustainable solid financial growth that meets or exceeds monthly, quarterly, and yearly targets agreed with the executive leadership team
  • Build a Centre of Excellence in the completely new Melbourne offices, setting the benchmark for the business nationally

Skills & Experience

  • Be degree qualified in a related business or industry field
  • Authentic, hands-on leader who enjoys being in the field with teams & customers
  • Strong influencing skills with a modern humanist leadership style
  • Ideally have experience coming from an industrial service style business - Transport, Facilities, Hire Industry, Waste Management or an industrial technical contracting style business etc
  • Exceptional business financial/commercial acumen understands the numbers and commercial impacts of the decisions they make with respect to the top and bottom line
  • Complex contract management experience
  • Be highly commercially astute
  • Agile in decision making, values driven & community minded
  • The ideal candidate will ideally have spent time in both corporate and private environments


  • Work with a highly engaged & newly formed executive leadership team - brand new Centre of Excellence office located in Melbournes eastern suburbs
  • A highly attractive package is on offer which will be tailored to attract the best leader in the market
  • Join a business with a strong purpose, an environmental conscious and great people focus/community feel
  • New fresh, modern working environment
  • Represent a market leader in growth mode
  • Great long-term career prospects - succession plan to COO

How to apply

Click on the APPLY button or contact Terence Craig on (03) 86133561 for a confidential career discussion quoting reference number TC19578

All direct applications or resumes received by our client from external parties will be referred to Six Degrees Executive as the retained recruitment partner on this assignment.