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Director of Operations-Whiteline in Plastipak

The Director of Operations is responsible for directing the activities associated with transportation operations and systems and will establish the strategic objectives as well as achieve goals and initiatives, while providing the daily management to meet those objectives. Will have direct responsibility for budgeting, revenue, development of policies and procedures, KPIs/reporting, On-time deliveries, systems strategy/development and asset management. Must exercise considerable independent judgement and initiative in carrying out daily operations of the organization while maximizing profitability, utilization and efficiency of the fleet.

 Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • This position also partners with key leaders to identify and achieve priorities goals and objectives.
  • Directs development or selection of operating processes and methods to achieve performance standards.

  • Develops strategies to ensure adequate transportation capacity exists during surge periods and promotions.

  • Develops and implements policies and measures to monitor progress for performance, cost reductions, KPIs, and service.

  • Ensures utilization and productivity of all assets.

  • Directs the development and implementation of programs to reduce/remove costs.

  • Effectively review subordinates/team members performance and develop individuals for continued success and advancement.

  • Coach, develop and stretch subordinates/team members to take on broader responsibilities and achieve goals.

  • Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission, values, and code of ethics.

  • Must be able to successfully manage remote locations and staff.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from top management/ownership.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data to establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

  • Direct, drive, and implement continuous improvement plans and optimization of all aspects of operations and develop and execute corrective action plans as required to enhance performance.

  • Possesses outstanding customer insight with a drive for exceeding customers expectations by providing superior service, creative and efficient solutions and enhancing business relationships.

  • Support safe work environment while promoting safety results, both accident and injury reductions as a top priority.

  • Efficiently manage all administrative functions and reporting requirements both internally for senior management and for external customers.

  • Experienced with Transportation Management Software.

  • Proven track record of working cross functionally across the enterprise to created collaborative solutions.

  • Excellent strategic and analytical thinking, problem solving, and ability to make rapid decisions.


  • Undergraduate degree in business or logistics, 5+ years of operations experience along with progressive leadership experience.
  • Experience successfully facilitating and implementing change.

  • Extensive knowledge of Transportation industry (LTL, TL, Intermodal, and fleet operations).

  • Proven track record of controlling and improving costs while maximizing revenue.

  • Must have clear understanding of the price components and industry standards for all modes of transportation.

  • Demonstrable track-record of strategic thinking and development on effective solutions to complex business challenges.

  • Budgetary and financial reporting experience.

  • Excellent organizational, management, inter-personal, and leadership skills.

  • Strong computer and technology skills to include proficiency in Excel.

  • Other duties as assigned.

PositionDirector of Operations-Whiteline
Job Category Transportations
Industry TypePlastic Manufacturing
Location of JobPlymouth, MI
Last Date to Apply15 December 2016
Desired Candidate's Profile

Plastipak Packaging is an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of plastic rigid containers of the highest quality. Plastipak supports manufacturing operations throughout the United States, South America and Europe.

A Business Based on Ethical Standards

Plastipak operates by meeting expectations for ethical conduct as well as financial goals — all without compromising its integrity. Indeed, we have built a global business culture based on honor, openness and inclusion.As Plastipak expanded to include locations on three continents, respect for human dignity has remained fundamental to how the company conducts its business. We actively participate in the communities in which Plastipak associates work and live.With suppliers and customers in agreement, Plastipak works to meet high conservation standards while enhancing the health and safety of its employees and communities.Plastipak has aligned both its business and sustainability practices to create a culture of inclusion for associates throughout the company's international operations.

Supportive Environment

The Workplace
Plastipak's most important resource is our associates.
Plastipak operates with an appreciation for individual contributions and innovation. Plastipak associates contribute to:

  • Maintaining high performance in order to achieve outstanding customer service
  • Designing innovative products positioning Plastipak as a global leader in packaging
  • Improving communities where Plastipak has a presence

Plastipak does the following for associates:

  • Pays fair wages based on industry standards
  • Offers benefits such as health insurance, life insurance and paid vacations
  • Provides a safe work environment
  • Relates fairly and honestly with associates
  • Complies with the minimum age laws in all countries where it conducts business
  • Complies with all laws supporting workplace diversity

Open Communication

Mutually respectful and trusting relationships require open communication. Each associate must feel free to communicate opinions, share ideas and resolve problems in an environment that encourages and promotes opportunities for success and professional growth.Plastipak actively promotes open and honest communication as demonstrated by the company's “Open Line Communication System.” This system allows an associate to ask a question or voice a concern confidentially via the Corporate Talent Management Department.

Our Global Initiatives Thrive on Effective Management

As global producers of plastic containers, we have a responsibility from design to disposal to meet sustainability demands. Our sustainability initiatives are guided by a Bottle to Bottle approach to recycling.Plastipak holds itself accountable to stakeholders to run operations in an environmentally friendly manner for current and future generations. We have made that goal an inseparable part of our business plan.

Protecting the Environment

The impact of climate change and the threat to the environment from pollutants are too big to ignore, and Plastipak is doing everything possible to protect the future of the planet.The company is committed to social responsibility for environmental guardianship and its leadership in sustainability. Plastipak is meeting the goals set by the company's formal conservation plan.

Under this plan Plastipak has initiated a program to reduce compressed air leakage throughout all of our U.S. operations, achieve greater fuel economy, reduce volatile emissions and expand lightweighting programs to reduce the amount of plastic in each container. Plastipak engineers its source materials, technologies, transportation, distribution and recycling scenarios to fit customer sustainability requirements as well. 

Sustainability Means Engagement

Engagement is important to Plastipak. By engaging the hearts and minds of associates, Plastipak creates unique and sustainable packaging solutions for its customers. Consumers and corporations alike must be engaged in order to sustain the planet's resources.Such unified engagement has powerful, long-reaching effects. Participation in conservation initiatives has a positive impact on the economic, human and natural environments. 

A Modern Recycling Facility

Clean Tech's recycling processes focus on the effective management of the life cycle of plastic containers. Clean Tech’s highly qualified engineers design unique technologies to maximize plastic’s beneficial features throughout a product's life cycle and its subsequent lives as recycled material.

Clean Tech engineers follow company directives to reduce material use and weight, where feasible, which in turn yields lower energy and transportation costs. High material production standards are always met to ensure that recycled materials can stand up to quality package demands for maintaining product freshness.

Making Good Use of Recycled Materials

Plastipak uses the inherent resilience of plastics as a key resource for developing sensible, environmentally-friendly packaging lines.Plastics are flexible, durable and endlessly recyclable, permitting limitless use and reuse. The recyclable nature of plastics opens the way for Plastipak to construct its manufacturing to help reclaim bottles rather than only creating new plastics.Clean Tech provides the critical component of this system with its capability of recycling HDPE and PET bottles to produce highly useful post consumer materials.

We Reuse Our Own Recycled Materials
Plastipak's commitment to using renewable and recyclable materials along with reduced content is at the heart of its sustainability initiative. The company manufactures an array of containers for both food and non-food products using recycled plastic produced by Clean Tech. For instance, Clean Tech recycled material replaces at least 10% of the plastic content for a line of beverage bottles.

Experience5+ years of operations experience along with progressive leadership experience.
QualificationUndergraduate degree in business or logistics
Contact Details
Contact NameHR
Contact Emailerecruiting[at]
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