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Product Technology Manager


Requisition id: 25561 

Additional Location(s): Any Location - United States - Anywhere near a major airport

 

Sealed Air Corporation is a knowledge-based company focused on packaging solutions that help our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions and Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning, enable a safer and less wasteful food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.5 billion in sales in 2017 and has approximately 15,000 employees who serve customers in 122 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.

Job Description

 

 

The Product Technology Manager is responsible for Supply Chain driven Innovation Delivery Projects (IDP) as well as the Supply Chain aspect of R&D led projects. This individual leads Supply Chain IDP project prioritization and partners with R&D and the business units to accelerate new product introductions.  This position will have direct responsibility for the NA Product Technology team.

 

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Directly manage reports in multiple locations in North America
  • Works with R&D and Process Engineering groups to improve the product transition process.  Ensure that all key programs are adequately supported.  Ensure that speed to market and improved quality are facilitated by our organization’s involvement.
  • Drives the qualification process of alternate raw materials both for cost savings, obsolescence and business continuity purposes.
  • Ensure all proposed projects have followed the prescribed process for approval.
  • Assign projects to appropriate resource based on loading of team and specific experience.
  • Organize and conduct monthly review of Supply Chain driven 3-Stage Projects in North America
  • Ensure all Supply Chain requirements are met for 4-Stage projects in Food and Product Care in conjunction with RD and Operations teams.
  • Communicate with Operations Leadership in multiple plants on projects
  • Coordinate activities related to urgent raw material qualifications induced by emergency supply situations
  • Ensure all project finances are on budget and properly forecasted through established tools
  • Measurement and communication of project metrics in relation to projected outcome
  • Coordinate Supply Chain activity related to Regulatory Compliance
  • Work with vendors (both approved and potential) to improve alternate products.
  • Ensure all project plans and material transitions are communicated to all affected levels of the organization.
  • Assist/Lead organizational efforts to change processes (IDP, Product Lifecycle Management, Project Management, etc.)
  • Communicate best practices with other regions
  • Assist in ensuring population/management of SOC’s/SOPs to properly communicate any changes that effect production.
  • Professionally develop team of direct reports
  • Key technical resource for Supply Chain.

 

 

Qualifications

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  • Demonstrated flexibility within a high-performance work environment and matrix managed organization.
  • Excellent communication, organization, negotiation and presentation skills.
  • BS / MS in Engineering or related field.
  • Requires experience with polymer manufacturing processes and packaging products
  • Requires knowledge of statistical techniques and tools, their use and interpretation
  • Requires ability to manage a project and process involving multiple manufacturing areas, plants, and across various portions of the business.
  • Has demonstrated ability to work well with others from Business Leaders to R&D Leaders to Operations.
  • Previous management experience preferred.
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification desired. 
  • Minimum five years prior, related experience.
  • Design of Experiments, Lean Six Sigma, SPC or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Self-starter capable of working independently with minimal supervision.
  • Travel up to 20%.

 

Safety Requirements:

 

  • Works around rotating equipment, hot polymers, and high noise environments.
  • Required to wear safety shoes as well as standard PPE.
  • Exposed to various chemicals throughout the site.
  • Comply with all established facility safety rules and policies. 
  • Attend and participate in monthly safety meetings.  
  • Report unsafe conditions or injuries immediately.

 

Requisition id: 25561 

Additional Location(s): Any Location - United States - Anywhere near a major airport

Relocation: Yes 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. Sealed Air participates in the E-Verify Program (US sites only).

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