Plastic Executive Recruiters


SALARY:  $100,000 –  $130,000

Our client is a large and aggressively growing market leading manufacturer of injection and blow molded plastics. Using a hands-on approach, your leadership will establish the strategic and tactical direction, metrics, and overall performance objectives for all operational areas. It is important that the manager come from a plastics product environment. This position will be located in the Greater Chicagoland area in a smaller, low cost of living town.


  • The Operations Manager will assume responsibility for the overall operational effectiveness of the plant.
  • The Operations Manager will be hands on and you will be a key player in plant problem solving.
  • The Operations Manager establishes key metrics in the areas of safety, productivity, staffing, utilization, scrap, etc.
  • In conjunction with company executives and key managers, establish budgets and strategic plans to accomplish corporate objectives.
  • Manage the P&L’s of the location, driving all operations to meet or exceed “the plan” (budget).
  • Ensure Safety is of paramount importance in all operations.


  • BS or BA degree in Engineering, Management or other related area. 8 years of progressive management in custom plastics may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible management positions in manufacturing operations with, the demonstrated ability to lead large teams, establish accountability, and get results through others.
  • 5 years experience in the manufacturing of polymer products. Injection/Blow Molding Preferred.
  • 5 years experience with formal lean procedures, including Kaizen, 5-S, Poke-Yoke, SMED, etc.
  • Strong, team-based, metric-driven personality and management style.
  • Strong budgeting skills, and the ability to manage the P&L so that operational budgets are met.


To apply for this job email your details to randy@plasticexecutives.com

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