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Victory Packaging Area Vice President in West Lafayette, Indiana

About WestRock

WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at .

Area Vice President

United States

Area Vice President, Corrugated Container Division – Mid-Atlantic Area

About the job

The Opportunity:

The Area Vice President is responsible for leading the safe, efficient and profitable operations of the assigned Area, which includes sales, production, customer service, transportation and logistics, safety, talent management , financial, environmental, quality, maintenance, engineering and community relations. Responsible for creating a plan that outlines how area will meet objective of achieving overall budget or better. Directly responsible for providing leadership, mentoring, coaching and direction to direct reports, including establishing goals and being accountable for achieving those goals.

Reports to: Senior Vice President – East Region

Direct Reports: Business Unit General Managers

How You Will Impact WestRock:

The Area Vice President ‘s responsibilities will include:

  • Reviewing and understanding annual budget, forecasts and monthly financial summaries for the Area

  • Working with the Regional Finance Manager and Regional Business Analytics Manager to analyze sales and manufacturing problems/issues in plants and provide creative solutions

  • Accountability for directing the sales and production of a multi-plant division to meet short- and long-range divisional objectives with optimum efficiency

  • Assisting in recruiting, hiring, training and managing: Production Managers, Sales Manager, Customer Service, Logistics, and Planning Manager, and Quality Manager within assigned area

  • Proven ability to utilize strong commercial and operations acumen.

  • History of driving commercial growth strategies from a differentiated platform.

  • Establishing working relationship and consistent communication with Business Unit management team and other General Managers within area

  • Building effective alliances with other Areas and Business Units to better serve customers that cross multiple business units

  • Commitment to meeting current and future expectations and requirements of customers, and resolving customer issues that arise

  • Ensuring that all Business Unit Customer Service, Logistics, and Planning teams are meeting overall service objectives

  • Ensuring production successfully meets customer requirements at lowest total cost and ensure effective delivery of services to internal and external customers with lowest total cost fulfillment

  • Leading SAFE process and achieve Division and Corporate Goals through enforcement of employee accountability with regard to a safe work environment, and quality and operating efficiencies

  • Ensuring all safety and environmental requirements are in compliance with Corporate, State, and Federal Regulations

  • Ensuring sales team is developing and implementing Sales Excellence Program

  • Working with Corporate Sales Managers on strategic Business Unit growth opportunities

  • Building effective partnerships with union and union stewards, intervene with union issues and negotiations when necessary

  • Monitoring and report results against established key performance indicators including clear weekly reporting metrics

  • Maintaining assets, including building, land, equipment vehicles and other company assets


Decision Making Abilities: Make appropriate decisions to satisfy customer needs, take appropriate steps to implement decisions.

Vision and Strategy: Create and deliver an effective vision of the future to maximize company performance; communicate that vision in a way that effectively inspires others; Successfully translate vision into concrete strategic action.

Building Talent & Teams : A commitment to building organizational capability by developing teams and leaders. A demonstrated ability to attract, develop and retain diverse talent to achieve business expectations. Bring experience and processes and tools for continually evaluating and upgrading talent.

Customer Orientation: Ability to operate with customer’s best interest in mind.

Planning and Organizing: Establishing a course of action for self or others to accomplish a specific goal; planning proper assignments of personnel and appropriate allocation of resources.

Coaching: Facilitate the development of others’ knowledge and skills; provide timely support, feedback, and guidance to help them reach goals.

Teamwork and Collaboration: Creates an open and transparent environment in which diverse individuals can team together to drive optimal and creative outcomes.

Ethics & Integrity: Behave in accordance with WestRock’s culture and operating principles at all times, and rewards the same behavior in other. Take action based upon the best interest of the Company rather than how it affects him/her personally.

Adaptability to Change: Respond quickly to changing demands, processes and updated information.

Communication Skills: Communicate routinely with other Area Vice Presidents and Business Unit leadership team and complete written reports as required on a timely basis.

Creativity: Bring improvement ideas to customers, plants and packaging design ideas to Corporate, develop and present innovative ideas and solutions.

Initiative: Take action, initiate projects in pursuit of greater profitability, anticipate potential problems and address them early.

What You Need to Succeed:

  • 10 years in leadership role within manufacturing industry with multiple plant responsibility

  • 3 years as a BUGM preferred with responsibility for multiple plants


WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Area Vice President

Indiana-West Lafayette