Operations Director - Midwest Region

Job Location

Neenah, WI US


1645 Bergstrom Rd Neenah, WI 54956

Job Category

Operations Management & Quality


Menasha Corporation is all about possibilities. Our two businesses, Menasha Packaging and ORBIS Corporation, are leaders in their industries, providing corrugated and plastic packaging products and related services to major global companies.

Our employees make the difference, proving that great ideas, collaboration and quality turn possibilities into success. Working at Menasha Corporation means that your insights provide cutting-edge solutions for our customers. If you like to make things happen and are passionate about what you do, you’re going to want to be here.

Join us and become part of the power behind possible.

About The Opportunity
Position Summary
Directs and oversees an organization's operational policies, objectives, and initiatives. Responsible for evaluating current and proposed systems and procedures and determining and implementing changes as necessary.


Essential to this Position
  • Establishes operational strategies to assure company objectives in the areas of safety, productivity, quality, customer service, sales, human capital, cost and profitability
  • Proactively monitors site capacity and collaborates with other sites on scheduling optimization to meet internal and external customer on‐time‐delivery demands
  • Establishes key performance metrics including machine and labor efficiencies and provides leadership support to assigned sites to ensure scorecard objectives are met
  • Conducts equipment feasibility studies and makes recommendations for investment; works with Finance to prepare capital expenditure plan and is accountable for payback expectations
  • Collaborates with cross‐functional leaders to set continuous improvement initiatives to drive operational excellence
  • Prepares and manages the annual financial plan and monitors performance through forecasting and/or other company reports
  • Provides guidance on staffing, training, employee relations and performance management to develop and enhance the Operations function, working closely with direct reports
  • Interacts with key stakeholders to provide technical support, explore new business opportunities, and/or resolve order problems or complaints
  • Maintains industry, professional and technical knowledge by networking, attending industry events, and reviewing professional publications
Education / Certifications
Education Required
Bachelor’s Degree
Education Desired
Master’s Degree
Skills & Experience
Work Experience Required
At least 10 years relevant experience required.
Knowledge, Skills, Or Abilities Desired
  • Knowledge of methods, accepted practices, considerations and regulatory requirements associated with safety and protection of workers, environment and site
  • Knowledge of the processes, tools and operational considerations for effective and efficient movement of goods and materials throughout the manufacturing cycle
  • Knowledge of day-to-day and strategic issues, operational requirements and management of a manufacturing facility
  • Knowledge of the existing and planned approaches and methods for manufacturing products or product components
  • Knowledge of and ability to use and influence organization's policies, standards and procedures guiding manufacturing processes
  • Ability to lead people and get results through others
  • Ability to think ahead and plan over a specific time span
  • Ability to establish high performance teams and a strong team player
Additional Requirements
  • Primarily works in an office environment with occasional time spent in a production and/or warehouse setting
  • Frequent travel required
About Menasha Packaging Join Menasha Packaging (www.menasha.com) where we are all about the power behind possible! Menasha is the industry’s largest independent, retail-focused corrugated packaging, display, and merchandising solutions provider. We design, print, and produce customized packaging, high-end graphic displays, merchandising material, and e-commerce packaging, and we provide pack-out, fulfillment and supply chain services to retailers and leading global consumer packaged goods companies.  

Menasha Packaging, along with ORBIS Corporation (www.orbiscorporation.com), a reusable plastic packaging and supply chain services provider, are companies of Menasha Corporation (www.menashacorporation.com), one of America’s oldest private, family-owned manufacturing companies. With a history of innovation spanning more than 170 years, Menasha Corporation is headquartered in Neenah, Wis., and has 100 locations in North America and Europe.

You can check out Menasha Corporation’s culture of focusing on employees, operating responsibly, and serving customers in our online Corporate Social Responsibility Report at  http://www.insightdigital.biz/i/1272161-2020-social-responsibility-report/0.

Click here to view our two-minute video that shares a quick glimpse about Menasha Corporation and our future of possibilities.

Join us and become part of the power behind possible.