Vice President of Operations, Plastic Containers

Ron Eliason
P: 440-971-0681
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Major plastics company is searching for a Vice President of Operations, Plastic Containers. This position will manage multiple plant locations and over 600 employees. The Vice President of Operations is ideally an operations executive who has managed a significant manufacturing operation, with multiple sites of $1 billion or more. Must have thorough knowledge of manufacturing methodologies and a proven track record of successfully managing in an agile business environment.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Lead a team of operations and plant leaders to consistently deliver forecasted production output based on business unit commitments. Model and drive accountability at every level; pushing self and others to reach milestones.

  • Responsible for revenue attainment, inventory management, cost containment, budgeting and development of manufacturing and distribution strategy.

  • Achieve and maintain a safe work environment that meets ISO, OSHA and environmental requirements.

  • Maintain a strong sustainable relationship with strategic customers by keeping commitments, reinforcing quality, and driving innovation.

  • In conjunction with business unit leaders, develops the annual plan and forecasts, broken down into specific objectives and measures in alignment with overall business objectives.



    The Successful Candidate’s Qualifications Will Include:

  • Plastics or related consumer packaging market experience or allied products or services sold (B2B) to Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPG) Companies, Food, Health & Beauty or Industrials.
  • Persistent, forceful and tolerant in the face of pressure and obstacles with an ability to consider a multitude of solution options.
  • Open to change with a willingness to embrace and thrive on new challenges.
  • Strategic acumen with ability to consider the broader business challenges, and align team around broader business opportunities.
  • Metrics orientation.
  • Hands-on, involved style to with demonstrated ability to get things done.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or related discipline.

  • Fifteen to 20 years manufacturing experience; 10+ years in leadership level position.

  • Experience in plastics injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming, thermoplastics, polyethylene, plastic bottles, polypropylene, HDPE, LDPE, or plastic containers is a plus.