We spoke to Max Betinski, who recently found his new job through Movemeon and has just started as a Group Corporate Development Manager at Waste Services Group (WSG). He talks about his career through consulting, his original pivot to life on the client side, and now his new role at Australia’s largest integrated provider of SME managed waste services.
It would be great to hear a bit about your career journey!
I’m a strategy and development professional with 10 years of international experience in Europe and Australia. I’m originally from Germany, where I studied business and economics, and joined KPMG Strategy in Frankfurt, where I specialised in advisory and M&A in financial services.
After two and a half years at KPMG I moved to Melbourne, Australia in 2017 where I did some freelance consulting, which was a great way to get up to speed on the Australian market. KPMG then came knocking, and I was happy to rejoin the firm in their Melbourne office, where I was lucky enough to work in advisory and M&A across a number of different industries.
I made my jump out of consulting to client side in mid 2020, when I joined Transurban in their group strategy team. Transurban is an Australian infrastructure and tollroads business with assets around the world and is an ASX top 20 company. This was a terrific opportunity to put my skills and experience to work every day, and I really enjoyed being able to see the impact of what I was doing.
You just started your new job at WSG. What excites you the most about this opportunity?
The Group Corporate Development Manager is a key senior position within Waste Services Group. WSG is Australia’s largest integrated provider of managed services and collections to the SME waste market. The firm was recently acquired by Livingbridge Private Equity, which has further fuelled the business’s continued and impressive track record of organic and acquisition-based growth.
I’ll be working directly with the CEO and leadership team to drive execution across the business’s key strategic priorities. This includes M&A and planning and driving our organic growth priorities. I’m excited to make a genuine tangible impact on the business’s continued growth trajectory, and to develop professionally and take my career to the next level.
In your opinion, how does Movemeon differ from other platforms, agencies, or channels?
The Movemeon platform is very efficient, complemented by great service. However, the thing that sets them apart is the fast response rates. It’s so important and helpful to have a responsive team working in the background, particularly in the current market where things are moving so fast and you need to be on the ball!
I worked closely with the Success Team who made the interview and offer process extremely smooth. They helped communicate my expectations of the role and compensation with the client and ensured that the whole process was quick. It only took a month from the application to the job offer, which really impressed me.
What advice would you give other Movemeon members that are thinking about a career change?
Believe in yourself and your skills and follow the process. Also, don’t be shy to ask for support from the Movemeon team. They’ll do their best to help you find and then land your new job by keeping the wheels turning in the background and providing expert advice.
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