Vice President, Plastics

Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) is the Association for leaders in the chemistry sector in Canada; a nearly $60 billion industry. The Association represents more than 60 members and partners across the country. Members of CIAC are signatories to Responsible Care® – the Association’s UN-recognized sustainability initiative.

CIAC and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) have joined forces to create a new Plastics Division. The Division members will include large, medium, and small-sized companies and key contributors to Canada’s $28 billion plastics industry. The Division will be operational in July 2020 and housed within the CIAC.  As such, CIAC is seeking its inaugural Vice President, Plastics Division.

Reporting to the President and CEO and as a member of the CIAC Executive Leadership Team, the Vice President will provide leadership to the Division, Canada’s largest plastics value chain membership, and be the face and voice of the plastics industry across Canada.  The Vice President will provide staff leadership to the Division’s Leadership Committee and Executive Council made up of representatives of the Division’s participating companies. As a member of the CIAC Executive Team, the Vice President will support the overall strategic direction and management of the Association in its entirety.

As an ideal candidate for this position, you possess progressive leadership and decision-making experience in a complex environment such as a member-driven organization. You are a highly strategic and critical thinker, with a strong business acumen and significant advocacy experience that allows you to identify opportunities, inspire action, and encourage collaboration. A consummate professional, you are highly valued for your previous experience working in multi-stakeholder environments, your ability to navigate government, and for your track record of successful issues management. An experienced public speaker, you are comfortable and compelling when engaging with media. You are a skilled communicator, negotiator, facilitator, and networker who is able to form sound relationships with members, stakeholders, governments, and partners. A team player, you work collaboratively with staff to find creative and strategic solutions to complex problems and will ensure that the Division and CIAC is well positioned to meet future challenges.  An ability to communicate in both official languages would be considered an asset.

To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to Kathy Rahme at and state the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted. 

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