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Engagement Officer (Tyre Export)

Engagement Officer
Our client is an environmentally focused business that was formed to implement and deliver sustainable outcomes for end-of-life tyres. They value their people and the teamwork they do in transforming a waste product into an environmentally friendly and useful commodity.The Engagement Officer will have an exciting opportunity to work with the team and tyre supply chain to ensure the sustainable management, recycling and productive use of end-of-life tyres.
About The Role
The successful candidate will lead the engagement with the tyre collection, processing and exporting sector as they transition to a new business as usual operating model following the tyre export ban implement December 1, 2021. Initially you will spend the first two weeks in the job undertaking intensive briefings and training that will provide you with the best and up to date knowledge of the legislation, regulations and processes governing the waste tyre export ban. You will then be placed with the team undertaking the key responsibilities below.
Your key responsibilities will be:  

  • Educate and inform the tyre processing sector on the waste export ban on waste tyres and provide support to the sector to understand their related obligations.
  • Working closely with the Department and the tyre processing sector to help identify opportunities to improve approaches to implementing the export ban including information available to stakeholders, feedback on the licence application process, industry insights to help shape compliance approaches and communicating the obligations of licence and non-licence holders.
  • Educate and inform logistics organisations on the waste export ban and how they can play their role in adhering to Federal Government policies.
  • Stakeholder engagement. 
  • Report on outcomes, opportunities, including for better education and compliance across the supply chain.


  • Sydney
  • Melbourne

Flexible working conditions can be negotiated with the successful candidate.
Contract period
6 months (1 July to 23 Dec 2022), with a 6-month extension option to 30 June 2023.

Increase used tyre recovery and end markets    

  • Educate tyre collectors and recyclers across the nation to better understand the process of applying for a waste export licence. The process, the requirements and the purpose of the waste export ban on whole and baled tyres.
  • Closely work with organisations who may have been exporting tyres (shred, whole, baled or other) without an appropriate export licence.
  • Closely work with organisations who provide the mechanisms for the sector to export end of life tyres. Educate on their role within the supply chain and discuss opportunities that align with the waste export policy.

Continue to improve data and information on all used tyre fates, both in Australia and overseas    

  • Through appropriate licence processes within the sector, data and information can be better captured and understand to ensure barriers in utilising our own waste can be addressed.
  • Provide and encourage the pathway towards reaching and adhering to waste export policy guidelines and rules.

Grow the number of organisations contributing to and participating in the Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme     

Building relationship and value for the client’s stakeholders     

  • Build trust across the tyre processing supply chain (tyre processors, associations, freight forwarding and shipping and other as relevant) in providing education and process capability in meeting the waste export ban policy requirements.    

Critical Skills Required to Fulfil This Role:  

  • Stakeholder management, engagement and influence (Government, Industry, Other)
  • Communication, presentation and public speaking where required
  • Understanding of Government regulatory processes
  • Experience working in or with the Waste or Recycling Sector
  • Open mindset, decisive, collaborative, calm
  • Technology savvy

If interested, please apply directly through the links provided. Alternately, contact Kalpana Palaniyappa for more information.

Kalpana Palaniyappa
0403 200 666  

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