Opportunity Overview

  • Growth + Experience
  • Lucky Dip
  • Public
  • Sydney


TerraCycle is an innovative company specialising in recycling and upcycling hard-to-recycle waste. We currently work with over 60 brands in 21 countries to provide free recycling programs for consumer products that aren’t accepted by traditional recycling solutions.

Since its inception in 2001, TerraCycle has grown to become a network of 40 million people collecting hard-to-recycle waste at home, work, school or in the community. To date, we’ve diverted 3.8 billion pieces of waste from landfill and incineration worldwide.

Through our sustainability-focused business model, collectors can also earn donation dollars toward their nominated school or non-profit organisation – it’s a win-win! So far, TerraCycle has raised over US$15 million for schools and non-profits.

Position Overview

This is a developmental role with the opportunity to add value by tracking and reporting on materials as they move through our supply chain, whilst learning more about operations management, sustainability, and project management.

Learning Goals


  • Data collection, maintenance, and analysis across the end to end (E2E) supply chain
  • Tracking and reporting on inbound waste collected through various collection channels from our individual collectors, community collection hubs, businesses, and/or Zero Waste Box (ZWB) solutions
  • Monitoring inventory levels and ensuring tracked figures align with reported numbers from our third party (3PTY) warehouse and logistics partners
  • Maintaining data accuracy across our tracking platforms by ensuring timely entry of new data to the relevant system
  • Supporting with investigations to reconcile inventory values where volume discrepancies arise, including liaison with 3PTY teams
  • Tracking movement of all outbound materials to be recycled which may include movement between warehouses, to recycling processors or to product manufacturers.
  • Improving inventory tracking and visibility across our waste streams by collecting and consolidating information from contacts and suppliers (photos, descriptions, and relevant information)


  • Supporting End of Month (EOM) reconciliations and reporting requirement across the business
  • Supporting invoice management, providing accurate data as needed to initiate invoice raising and reconciliation
  • Developing reporting dashboards by client or by waste stream to track and improve data integrity
  • Booking and coordinating logistics and freight pick-ups and deliveries, with 3PTY providers


  • Assist with researching new technologies and vendors: manufacturers, warehouses, processors, social enterprises; who may be viable partners in our recycling programs
  • Assist on projects to improve efficiencies, e.g. pricing, reporting, warehouse solutions
  • Support on pilot projects, e.g. trial or proposed TerraCycle programs

Desired Qualifications

  • Studying a bachelor’s degree in business, operations, or related field
  • Strong aptitude for communications and a good understanding of business relations
  • Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Enthusiastic team player and positive attitude
  • Able to integrate into our small team in Sydney as well as to work with a virtual team in the US.
  • Genuine interest in environmental issues


The internship is unpaid and is for the purpose of assisting in career development by providing an opportunity to learn new skills, undergo training and gain industry experience in a fun and hard-working business environment.

TerraCycle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to  Diversity, Equality and Inclusion. 

Note: International candidates must be eligible to work in their country of employment.  At this time TerraCycle does not provide for visa sponsorships.

Job description is not all inclusive. TerraCycle reserves the right to amend this job description at any time.

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