Cleaning & Waste PLANNING MANAGER

Milano Cortina 2026 Milano Italy Workforce Planning & Operations
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Company Description

Take the chance to work for the Organization in charge of delivering one of the biggest and most prestigious events in sport field! Feel the Olympic and Paralympic energy joining us at Fondazione Milano Cortina 2026, leaving a mark in the sport history!

BREAK THE ICE!

Fondazione Milano Cortina 2026 is the Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games of 2026, carrying on the organization, promotion and communication of the sporting and cultural events related to the next Winter Games.

We are driven by the following values: respect, determination, legacy, engagement and sustainability.

Milano Cortina 2026 will be the first large-scale Olympics in history: 9 Olympic venues, 21 provincial capitals, 2,300 municipalities directly involved, over an area of 22,000 square km.

The Milano Cortina 2026 Organizing Committee has been established in 2019 with the purpose of organizing Olympic and Paralympic Games in compliance with the Host City Contract signed jointly by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the two cities of Milano and Cortina and the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI).

Furthermore, the Italian Paralympic Committee, the Regions of Lombardy and Veneto, as well as the Autonomous Provinces of Trento and Bolzano/Bozen are all partners in this major national-level project, with the support of the Italian Government.

Position

The Cleaning and Waste Planning Manager play a crucial role in the planning phase of cleaning, waste collection and snow removal services at both competitive and non-competitive venues for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Milan Cortina 2026.

The planning process involves determining the scope of the service, specifying the service level in detail and defining the operational strategy before, during and after the Games.

The services will be provided by external vendors, and the planning phase includes market analysis and initial evaluation of proposals from various suppliers, categorized into lots.

The workplace is in Milan with various travels to the reference clusters. During the operational phase, Cleaning and Waste Managers will move to the areas affected by the activities of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Milan Cortina 2026, acting as Cluster Venue Managers.

They will be responsible for day-to-day management of services provided by vendors/partners, control, acting as a focal point for Cluster-Central Office communication, and problem resolution.


He/She will:


  • Analyze the service scope, focusing on each cluster and IOC Stakeholder;
  • Define policies and procedures;
  • Implementation of the environmental and of the sustainability policies of the Foundation;
  • Define, in agreement with the IOC and other International Federations (FA), of the type and expected levels of service, divided by Venue and IOC Stakeholder;
  • Draft of tender documents, divided into lots;
  • Precise definition of requirements necessary for the activation/integration of services provided by municipal companies, in agreement with the City Operations function;
  • Sharing specific needs with EDE (External Development Entities) to assess their availability for supply;
  • Preparation, synthesis, transmission, and support of information to vendors/partners for their effective organization of provided services;
  • Constant monitoring of the rendered service, in line with the KPIs defined in supply/partnership contracts.

Requirements

  • Excellent experience in managing complex projects in large geographical areas;
  • Ability to apply sustainability principles within complex projects;
  • Previous experience in managing contracts/relationships with large, public, municipal or publicly owned companies;
  • Previous experience in facility management, major events, or project management;
  • Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel);
  • Degree in technical disciplines (Management/Environmental Engineering, Economics, Architecture) or proven experience in facility/project management;
  • Fluent in English.

Are considered as a plus:


  • Experience in sustainability;
  • Specific knowledge of one of the territories affected by the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Milan Cortina 2026 (Valtellina, City of Milan, Val di Fiemme, Cortina/Anterselva, City of Verona);
  • Previous experience in a municipal/publicly owned/participated company in the delivery sector;
  • Previous experience in multiservice companies;
  • Previous experience in international multisport events (e.g., Cleaning & Waste, logistics, or services).

Other information

Fondazione Milano Cortina 2026 is committed in building an inclusive and diversified working environment, striving to guarantee equal opportunities for all workers (L.903/77).