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The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is a purpose-driven organization here to support the entire plastics supply chain. Our staff is proud to represent the nearly one million people who are employed by companies in the plastics supply chain. PLASTICS is a dynamic organization with an ambitious team, striving for growth and success. Together we shape the direction of the entire plastics industry and have some fun while doing so. Employees have the opportunity to grow, learn and impact both the industry and our association. We also encourage volunteerism.  As a staff, we work to keep two blocks of K Street clean and participate in river clean-ups and recycling initiatives. 

We offer generous benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurance, competitive salaries and a 401(k) plan with employer contributions. We work hard, we play hard and we value a work-life balance. 

PLASTICS is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual preference, disability or any factor prohibited by applicable law.

Employee Programs


- Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, and Vision plans
- Health and Welfare benefits are effective first day of employment
- Free Employee Assistance Program
- Company contributes 3% of salary to 401(k) regardless of employee contribution; an additional discretionary contribution of 2% is offered with the achievement of annual strategic goals
- Immediate vesting for 401(k)
- Cell phone reimbursement plan
- Pre-tax mass transit benefit
- 100% company-paid life insurance equal to 2X employee’s annual salary

Work-Life Balance Programs

- PLASTICS offers our staff the option of a weekly telecommute day. 
- We honor 10 paid holidays. 
- Free on-site fitness center
- Casual dress on Fridays
- Inclement Weather Policy which allows staff to remain home with children in the event of a school closure

Team Building and Social Events

- Regularly scheduled Social Hour events

Community Service

- Active participant in Washington DC’s Adopt-a-Block program
- Passionate about recycling and sustainability efforts

Skills Development and Training

- 100% company-paid access to over 15,000 online training modules, no approval needed

Available Positions

  • Manager, Digital & Social Media Marketing

    Reports To: Head of Product Marketing & Events
    FLSA Exemption: Exempt
    Office Location: Headquarters -Washington, D.C.

    The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is a D.C.-based trade association that supports the entire value chain for the $432 billion plastics industry including nearly one million workers in the United States.

    General Summary:

    The ideal candidate will have experience designing, implementing, and optimizing an omnichannel strategy across organic and paid media and digital touch points that acquires and engages members, meets product growth and goals, and tells the story of our brand and the plastics industry at large. We are seeking a passionate marketer, skilled communicator, with a proven track record to manage and grow our digital media presence. This role requires a detailed understanding of publishing and analytical tools.

    Essential Functions:

    • Develop highly visible organic and paid social campaigns, including bids and audiences, creatives and landing pages, scheduling and testing, and overall management and monitoring of ongoing daily posts and campaigns. Create strategic marketing plans for paid media that includes programmatic display and native advertising (look-a-like prospecting, 3rd-party prospecting, site retargeting), and paid search. 
    • Measure and analyze performance, and identify new opportunities based on both internal and platform sources.
    • Responsible for setting up all DSP conversion tracking and attribution.
    • Implement and continually test new creative messaging, landing pages, campaigns, and tools.
    • Stay relevant on new social media tools and best practices to leverage technology and trends. 
    • Maintain a consistent voice, personality, and look and feel for the brand across all digital media channels.
    • Develop and maintain editorial calendar(s), deliverables, and analytics for digital media performance, including tagging, tracking, and reporting.
    • Write, edit, and proofread short- and long-form content, including infographics, blogs, articles, and social media content.
    • Collaborate with team members to integrate digital media into an overall marketing strategy. 
    • Engage with plastics communities (members, thought-leaders, stakeholders, influencers) to drive favorable conversations about the organization and plastics industry.
    • Identify internal and external influencers to promote thought-leadership and relevant topics on social media. 


    Internal: Staff, membership, consultants

    External: Influencers, non-member companies, industry coalitions and NGOs

    Job Qualifications:

    Education: Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Marketing or Communications.

    Core Competencies:

    • 3-5 years’ experience in digital communications and digital media marketing.
    • Experience managing all social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram).
    • Experience with Google Marketing & Analytics Platforms and  HubSpotis required..
    • Experience in audience segmentation and persona building is required.
    • Experience with InGo is a plus.
    • Proven track record of successful online marketing campaigns—owning campaign performance and adjusting tactics to meet goals and budget.
    • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to turn analysis into actionable programs, and ability to use data to optimize day-to-day performance.
    • Ability to create engaging and compelling content in AP Stylebook format. 
    • Strong presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively to all stakeholders, both internal and external.
    • Demonstrated experience managing projects in a fast-paced environment with minimal oversight.
    • Excellent attention to detail and organization skills.

    Interested applicants should send cover letter, salary requirements, and resume to

    About Us:

    PLASTICS is a dynamic organization with an ambitious team, striving for growth and success. Together we shape the direction of the entire plastics industry. Employees have the opportunity to grow, learn, and impact both the industry and our association. We are passionate about sustainability and recycling initiatives.

    We offer generous benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurance, competitive salaries and a 401(k) plan with employer contributions. We work hard, we play hard and we value a work-life balance. To learn more about PLASTICS, go to

  • Manager, Trade Show Services

    Reports To: Senior Director, Trade Show Services
    FLSA Exemption: Exempt
    Office Location: Headquarters – Washington, D.C

    Position Summary:

    The Manager, Trade Show Services oversees management of the trade shows’ exhibitor services, registration, food services, meeting room inventory, meeting room sets, exhibitor insurance requirement, and the show schedule.
    The Manager provides support for the NPE committee to ensure that the committee’s goals and activities are consistent with the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) goals and objectives.
    The Manager oversees and implements services to satisfy contractual obligations to exhibitors and service providers with a goal to improve the show experience for our exhibitors and attendees.
    The Manager provides on-going logistics support and project management for the Trade Shows Department with an objective to ensure the integrity of team and corporate performance in achieving quality and excellence in all PLASTICS programs, products, and services.

    Essential Functions:

    • Serve as an informed resource to the chairs, vice chairs, and members of the NPE committees.
    • Assist the committee chairs and vice chairs in facilitating committee discussion and activities that address committee goals and responsibilities as delineated in the PLASTICS Bylaws and Strategic Plan.
    • Provide thorough orientation for each new committee chair and vice chair and assist in providing orientation for new and continuing committee members.
    • Work with committee chairs and vice chairs to develop work plans that will allow the committees to accomplish committee responsibilities effectively and efficiently.
    • Work with committee chairs and vice chairs to develop agendas and conduct effective meetings.
    • Provide administrative support for planning and execution of all committee meetings.
    • Create minutes and reports of committee meetings for review and approval by the committee chairs and vice chairs.
    • Work with committee chairs, vice chairs, members, and other committee staff liaisons to ensure that the work of the committees is carried forth between meetings.
    • Facilitate communication of committee activities to the Trade Shows team, including requests for action and/or proposed policies.
    • Where appropriate, assist the committees in proposing programs, products, and services that will further the goals and objectives of PLASTICS.
    • Manage Request for Proposal process for trade shows’ registration services, exhibitor insurance provider, and Trade Show Department meetings and events.
    • Supervise the exhibitor services contractor in defining and implementing guidelines and best practices for exhibitor communications, exhibitor services, and exhibitor data and file maintenance.
    • Manage registration contractor services and budget for programming show and conference registration and on-site registration services.
    • Manage registration contractor services for development of exhibitor lead services, exhibitor guest pass invitations, and the exhibitor registration portal.
    • Manage Certificate of Insurance (COI) provider services and collection and tracking of COI forms.
    • Coordinate and maintain education, event, and show schedule in the MapYourShow education module.
    • Support the Senior Director of Operations and the Senior Director of Trade Show Services with the development and creation of exhibitor service manuals, training modules, and operational reports.
    • Provide coverage of the PLASTICS Trade Show’s phone and email accounts, responding in a professional and timely manner to routine show questions and specific requests regarding show services.
    • Provide registration reports as established and requested.
    • Oversee reconciliation of exhibitor financial records and process refund requests.
    • Coordinate communications for collection and approval of required exhibitor forms and track form submissions.
    • Coordinate production of the printed show directory.
    • Interact with show contractors, venue, and all sub-contractors regarding exhibitor lists, space assignments, and special requirements.
    • Provide various administrative duties related to trade show operations, services, and committee management.
    • Assist with proofreading of the Trade Show Department materials related to promotional and exhibitor information, show directories, show website, etc.
    • Assist in the selection, management, and measurement of assigned contractor services.
    • Assist and direct the coordinated efforts among all relevant Show/Event contractors and services related to the show experience for attendees and exhibitors.
    • Work with Trade Show Team to plan and implement a cohesive communications plan for exhibitors.
    • Work with Trade Show Team on website and virtual platform content and periodically review content for relevancy and accuracy.
    • Provide on-site support during the show through management of registration services, ensuring show management rooms are set accurately and on time, and assisting with exhibitor services.
    • Prepare final trade show service reports for the show’s wrap-up meeting.
    • Assist with special projects as assigned by supervisor.
    Job Standards:
    • Staff member must adhere to all relevant PLASTICS policies and procedures.
    • Staff member is expected to provide excellent customer service to members, vendors, and other staff, at all times.
    • Member communications, telephone and written, are a central part of PLASTICS’ day-to-day business. Staff member will be expected to treat member communications as a top priority.


    • Internally: Responsible for interfacing with all staff where appropriate.
    • Externally: PLASTICS Members, NPE exhibitors and attendees, industry educational organizations, and vendors.
    Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:
    • Experience: 5+ years tradeshows/convention experience. 2-3 years’ experience managing committees. Association experience preferred.
    • Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to travel. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, iMIS, MapYourShow or other exhibit management software, and other supporting technologies.