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Recycling Materials Sourcing Manager

AMP Robotics

AMP Robotics

Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

AMP is applying AI-powered sortation at scale to modernize the world's recycling infrastructure and maximize the value in waste. AMP gives waste and recycling leaders the power to harness AI to reduce labor costs, increase resource recovery, and deliver more reliable operations. With hundreds of deployments across North America, Asia, and Europe, AMP’s technology offers a transformational solution to waste sortation and changes the fundamental economics of recycling.

Headquartered in Louisville, Colorado, the Denver Post and BuiltIn Colorado have recognized AMP as one of the state's top workplaces. AMP has operations and career opportunities outside of Atlanta, Cleveland, and Virginia Beach, as well as in Europe. We’re fostering an environment where passionate individuals can grow and create impact. We seek unconventional thinkers to join our mission to enable a world without waste; at AMP, your contributions have meaning and can spur change. With backing from top-tier investors and national recognition including North American Cleantech Company of the Year, we’re always seeking ways to better our operations, raising the bar on innovation, and looking to collaborate and improve in what we do. Learn more at AMPSortation.com.

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AMP's Recycling Robots

AMP is seeking a Recycling Materials Sourcing Manager in Solon, Ohio (Cleveland area). Will consider candidates remotely in the United States but would expect travel into Solon, Ohio.

As our Recycling Materials Sourcing Manager, you will work to:

  • Research and qualify sources and buyers (Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs), reclaimers, brokers, converters, others) for recycling materials (plastics, fiber, UBC, ferrous, etc.), including tonnage, quality and estimated value to an AMP facility. Identify key decision makers to build a comprehensive assessment and Total Addressable Market (TAM) understanding for the relevant regional market around an AMP facility. Track in Salesforce.com (SFDC) for both supply and offtake (or finished goods marketing) of materials.
  • Develop and build long term, strong relationships with our supplier and customer set (i.e. MRFs, reclaimers, brokers, strategic partners, buyers, etc.) for procuring and marketing of recycling commodities (plastics, fiber, UBC, ferrous, residue).
  • Develop and execute the sourcing and offtake strategy (spot/longer term, supply/offtake agreements, broker/direct) to meet material origination & offtake plans. Lead this effort for each of AMP’s and our customer’s facilities. Manage material pipeline in SFDC to align with commercial targets.
  • Be a subject matter expert at AMP on recycling materials and commodities market pricing, supply/demand trends, new offtake opportunities, etc. to help influence commercial supply/offtake strategies for AMP’s benefit and that of our customers. This should include standard finished commodities for mechanical recycling with an eye towards other emerging areas of offtake (advanced recycling, etc.).
  • Coordinate closely and regularly with operations and materials coordinator regarding material planning (type, quality, volumes, etc.) and logistics of procured and outbound material.
  • Work with broader Commercial team to support AMP growth goals. Assist with new development opportunities, possible introductions, possible tours, etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

The successful candidate will have:


  • Excellent knowledge of the recycling market, transacting experience of commodities and network within the industry.
  • Extensive experience and deep relationships with key decision makers at MRFs, reclaimers, brokers and other sources and buyers of recycling materials.
  • Ability to move fluidly in a dynamic environment: changing market, operational and regulatory conditions.
  • Ability to represent the company in various public settings (customers, conferences, etc.) and to put AMP forward in the best possible way.
  • Ability to build and use financial models to evaluate prospective suppliers and customers to drive to greater plant profitability.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain long term customer relationships.
  • Experience structuring and negotiating commercial partnerships.
  • Competency with Salesforce to build and manage pipeline. Competency with other office tools for internal and external planning, analysis and communications.
  • Partners and works effectively with others to help promote a highly collaborative environment.
  • Strong at execution: results-oriented, organized self-starter.


  • Bachelor's degree


  • 10+ years experience with a track record of success sourcing and selling recycling commodity materials including plastics, fiber, UBC, etc.

Working Location(s):

  • Cleveland, Ohio area or Midwest region preferred. Will consider other locations in the United States with understanding there will be more frequent travel to the region.

Travel Requirements:

  • 25-30% if near Solon, Ohio. If not within Cleveland area, travel could be more frequent. Periodic trips to HQ near Denver, CO.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Other duties:

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
  • We recognize that there is more to work than the day-to-day responsibilities. In addition to a collaborative, high-performing team environment, we’re pleased to offer competitive base salaries; medical, dental and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan; paid time off and sick time; flexible work hours; and the opportunity to quickly accelerate your learning and growth.

Affirmative Action/EEO Statement:

AMP provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Applicants who identify with a historically underrepresented group are encouraged to apply. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline, layoff, recall, and termination.

Salary & Compensation Information: $125,000 – $160,000 per year. This position is commission bonus eligible.

Equity Grant: The candidate selected for this role will be recommended for a stock option grant commensurate with the position and the candidate’s qualifications.

Benefits Information:

  • Medical - The company covers up 85% to 100% of the premium for Cigna medical healthcare plans depending on the selection. Employees pay the difference in premium if they select a more expensive plan. Up to 75% for dependents.
  • Dental, Vision, Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance: The company covers the cost of Basic Life / AD&D 1 x Salary, option to purchase additional through New York Life
  • Benefits start the day you start
  • HSA Eligible Health Plans
  • 401(k) retirement plan (non-matching)
  • FTO - Flexible Time Off
  • 6 Accrued Sick Days
  • Eight (8) paid holidays

Applicants will be considered on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Interested candidates can apply below: