AJM Packaging Corporation

VP of Manufacturing

Position Type
Full Time
Location : Location


AJM Packaging Corporation, one of the nation's leading manufacturers of converted paper products, including paper plates, cups, bowls and bags of various types and sizes, is currently conducting a nation-wide search for a highly skilled and accomplished individual to lead its manufacturing operations located throughout the continental United States. This position, domiciled at our flagship plant in Southgate Michigan, will report directly to the President. Efforts will be focused on key performance indicators, quality management systems and continuous improvement and will work cross functionally with Human Resources to recruit, onboard and train our future workforce. Our customers in traditional brick and mortar retail, wholesale and distribution channels, as well as fast food, food service, warehouse clubs, dollar stores, e-commerce and more, are very fussy and so are we. They want what they want, when they want it and excuses don't cut it. Orders need to be delivered complete and on time with a DPMO under 3.4. That, in short, would be your mission should you choose to accept it.


Benefits: At AJM, our comprehensive benefits package truly sets us apart.  This position is eligible for company paid medical insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield), dental insurance, vision insurance, short and long-term disability, life insurance, 401K matching plan, tuition reimbursement and employee referral programs.  Plus, AJM provides company paid vacation days, sick days, and holidays.


  • Production planning and scheduling, productivity, quality assurance, spoilage, plant, process and mechanical engineering, maintenance and repair, equipment specification and OEM vendor sourcing and selection.
  • Play an important role in, and make valuable contributions to ongoing site evaluation and selection efforts and related real estate property acquisition, construction and capital improvement projects.
  • Plan, direct, coordinate, and lead the Manufacturing, Capital Projects, Engineering, Maintenance, Safety, Supply Chain, Planning, Procurement, and Customer Service functional areas in the organization, ensuring development and implementation of efficient operations to meet current and future needs of the organization.
  • Defines, establishes, implements, and communicates the strategic direction of the organization’s operations.
  • Advance technology within the manufacturing facilities and maintain an efficient culture to stay competitive in the paper converted paper market.
  • Provide effective leadership to management personnel and achieve employee growth and development.
  • Presents performance reports and metrics to the President and senior leadership team.


  • Bachelor's degree (B.A) from four-year College or University, MBA or related advanced degree is highly desired.  Mechanical engineering is preferred
  • 15 + years of experience of manufacturing experience, preferably in a high volume, consumer goods manufacturing environment with an emphasis on mechanical engineering  and manufacturing/machine/ tooling experience  
  • Additional academic and/or job based training, experience and/or certifications, particularly in areas such as Six Sigma, Kaizen, 5S, VSM, SMED and SPC.
  • Excellent analysis and decision-making capabilities.
  • Possess a heightened sense of urgency, an abundance of passion for what you do with high standards for themselves and others. Lofty personal, as well as corporate goals and objectives and the appropriate measure of commitment, dedication and skill to achieve the desired results
  • Prior P&L and budget management experience.
  • Working knowledge of all manufacturing, warehousing and distribution operations, as well as, building/plant maintenance.
  • Creative, resourceful and flexible in responding to ever changing company and/or customer driven initiatives.
  • “Hands on", hardworking, self-starting and motivated, demanding, exacting, decisive and detail oriented.
  • Ability to travel up to 40%
  • Ability to speak and comprehend Spanish would be beneficial.

About Us

AJM Packaging is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of disposable paper products including paper plates, cups, bowls, and bags. For more than 60 years, we have invested in our company and our people. We are proud to create over 3,000 jobs in our eight manufacturing plants strategically located across the USA, and our corporate office in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Despite our growth, we are still a family-owned and operated business and we remain committed to providing the reliable service and quality that has been important to AJM since the day our founders started the business.
Career Development: At AJM, we realize we will only go as far as our employees take us and, for that reason, we invest millions of dollars every year on both classroom and on-the-job training to develop our employees’ skills and promote a culture of learning and continuous improvement. There are no barriers to impede your progress here and no ceilings to halt your advance. You’ll control your own destiny and we will help you reach your full potential with both in-house development programs and tuition reimbursement for undergraduate and graduate level college studies. See where your AJM journey will take you.
Working at AJM during COVID-19: AJM is proud to have been designated a critical infrastructure employer and, as such, has remained open throughout the global pandemic supplying disposable paper products and packaging to supermarkets, club stores, restaurants, pharmacies and other retailers, wholesalers, distributors and institutions. In order to fulfill our customer commitments and our obligation to the country, we had to, first, ensure the health and safety of our dedicated employees while they were on the job. Towards that end we quickly developed and installed a robust Coronavirus containment and mitigation program employing all the tools at our disposal, including, but not limited to, face masks, gloves, daily temperature checks and questionnaires, common touchpoint sanitation, testing, contact tracing and quarantine.
Application Process: For immediate consideration, apply directly, send your resume/information to greatjobs@ajmpack.com, or call us at 833.562.7256.

AJM Packaging Corporation is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and as an equal opportunity employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin or other legally protected status


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed