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Over a career spanning nearly half a century, Harvard University psychology professor J. Richard Hackman garnered widespread esteem and accolades for pioneering the study of team dynamics. Following the events of 9/11, Hackman led a team designed to evaluate what makes intelligence units effective by surveying, interviewing, and observing hundreds of analysts across 64 different intelligence groups.

What they discovered was that the critical factor wasn’t having a tenured team with the right number of people. It wasn’t having a vision that is clear, challenging, and meaningful. Nor was it well-defined roles and responsibilities, or appropriate rewards and recognition, or strong leadership.

Rather, the single strongest predictor of group effectiveness was the amount of help that the analysts gave each other. In the highest-performing teams, analysts invested extensive time and energy in coaching, teaching, and consulting with their colleagues. These interactions helped analysts question their own assumptions, fill gaps in their knowledge, and understand new perspectives. In the lowest-performing units, analysts had little interaction or were relied upon to come up with most of their own answers and solutions in service of a seemingly ‘autonomous’ environment. Simply knowing the amount of help-giving that occurred allowed the Harvard researchers to predict the effectiveness of nearly every unit accurately.

Placing Plastics Professionals
Included in this email is a short list of high-caliber candidates as well as our featured jobs for February. These are only some of the candidates we have recently evaluated who are positioned for growth in their career and open to making a change. We feel these individuals could make a tremendous impact to companies like yours. Also listed are our hottest job openings in case you know someone who might be interested.

PlasticJobs Network is the best executive search firm in our sector.  We specialize in finding, evaluating and placing some of the highest caliber talent in the industry.  If you want to know more about these candidates, or need other positions filled, please contact us.
Top Candidates for the Month
Sr. Sales Director

  • Top-tier talent with extensive resin distribution, compounding sales and leadership experience
  • Has led large and small sales team(s) with well-known industry leading plastic supplier
  • Has track record of increasing sales and leading strategic market growth initiatives
  • Location: MW

Account Manager
  • Has experience in distribution thermoplastic resign sales
  • Pure professional hunter able to find new business and grow existing accounts
  • Going to be a true star performing through his/her career
  • Location: CO


  • Has significant background in leadership, sales/operational, merger and acquisition, divestiture, board member relations
  • Resides in West but open to travel, long-distance commute or possible relocation
  • Understands the industry - has excelled in resin distribution, compounding and masterbatch
  • Location: West/MW

District Manager

  • Excellent talent with 20+ years in the industry

  • Experience with commodity and engineered material sales.

  • Adept at selling into injection molders, extrusion, compounding and film sectors

  • Location: WI

Product Manager

  • Has 25 years experience in Sales Leadership and product management in engineered thermoplastics, compound olefins
  • High performer with product management and sales leader experience
  • Healthcare, compounding, automotive, film, consumer markets
  • Location: OH

Sr. Account Manager
  • Currently works for industry leading plastic distributor
  • Full line card experience - PP, PE, PS, Nylon, PC, PCABS, PBT, POM, PEI, neat resin and compounds
  • Medical, automotive, industrial, injection, blow, roto, extrusion
  • Location: CA

Market Manager

  • Enthusiastic sales professional with 20+ years in chemical and plastic industries
  • Supported 10 sellers for wire and cable team
  • Reside in Atlanta area and able to travel
  • Location: GA

Account Manager
  • Early career talent - 3 years in injection molding, 2 years in commodity sales
  • Recently located to San Antonio and can support Houston, Texas and South/Southwest
  • Grew territory in 2 years
  • Location: TX

New Business Development

  • PA 6, 6/6, others - PPA, PPS, PEEK, TPE's, TPO's
  • Speaks English, German and some spanish
  • BS in Chemistry
  • Location: GA

  • 20 years of success in application development and tech service roles in color and additive masterbatch
  • Flame retardants, UV and other additives, Carbon Black, Custom Color, etc.
  • BS in Chemistry
  • Location: IN

Outside Sales - Resins

  • Personal network in both commodity and engineered resin
  • Recently focused on PP, PE, PS and related. Has sold into film.
  • Located in Chicago area
  • Location: IL

District Manager
  • 30 years industry experience - most recently led six sellers in New England area
  • General sales in PE, PP, PS, PVC, POM, PBT, PMMA, PEI, Nylons, TPE, TPE, additives etc
  • Knowledge in medical, automotive, consumer, houseware, electronic connectors, conveyors, wire and cable
  • Location: MA

Current Positions
Featured Jobs
#2209 - Sr. Account Manager

  • 10 plus years experience full line card, commodity, engineered materials
  • Experience selling into molders and extruders - film knowledge preferred
  • Remote position - can be located in IL or WI
  • Excellent compensation, benefits, and company culture. Come make your career!

#2213 - Product Manager

  • Responsible to manage strategic supplier relationships and product segments.
  • Lead commercial strategy and liaison between sales and suppliers
  • 10 plus years relevant experience in plastic sales and product management
  • BS degree in related field

#2212 - Strategic Growth Leader

  • Responsible to specify and sell plastics resins to OEM's, contract manufacturers and large scale processors
  • Achieve profitable growth thru new business development
  • Remote position - can be located in IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI
  • BS in Plastic Engineering or related

Hot Jobs
For more information on any of the candidates or positions listed above, or to discuss your specific search needs, please contact our Division Leader:

Todd Garrison

Division Leader
(502) 242-1414

PlasticJobs Network is a niche recruiting firm which specializes in direct placement of high-impact talent within the plastics industry. Our specialty is identifying, attracting, and placing high-caliber talent.

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