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Director of Operations


Ayer, MA, US, 01432

REQ ID:  41835

Sealed Air designs and delivers packaging solutions that protect essential goods transported worldwide, preserve food, enable e-commerce and digital connectivity, and help create a global supply chain that is touchless, safer, less wasteful, and more resilient. 

Our people are entrepreneurial innovators and problem solvers committed to bringing unique insights and solutions to the needs of our customers, stakeholders, and society. At SEE, we are creating a community of inventors, problem solvers, and future makers that are passionate about fulfilling our purpose.

Sealed Air generated $5.5 billion in sales in 2021 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 114 countries. To learn more, visit

Job Description



This position is directly responsible for the supply chain activities performed at SEE Automation Center Ayer, MA, the delivery of key performance metrics goals, the implementation of corporate programs and tools (e.g. audits, HR processes, etc.) and the robust and smooth execution of processes run by supply chain functions, production, planning, and logistics. The position owner actively sponsors a site culture in line with corporate core competences (owner mentality, customer obsessed, agile through adversity, never totally satisfied) and as such will raise and deliver continuous improvement initiatives. Promote a culture focused on Zero Harm while driving flawless quality. The leadership role promotes supply chain staff openness to the broader business perspectives, the tight partnership with business leaders and other functions, a clear understanding of the corporate and competitive environment, the industry best practices and the integration of these external factors into the site supply chain processes and deliverables. 



  • Production of Product Care Equipment machines, lines and spare-parts at the site
  • Refurbishment of made or outsourced Product Care Equipment machines returned from NA customers
  • Production of dies and other extrusion systems for Sealed Air extrusion plants globally
  • Order fulfillment, outbound logistics, global distribution and export administration of finished goods machines, lines, spare parts, dies and other extrusion systems ex-works or regional contractors
  • Strategic purchasing and tactical management of suppliers of materials, components, sub-assemblies, outsourced and traded machines, execution of procurement, inbound logistics and import processes
  • Management of monthly Sales & Operations Planning and tight collaboration with Product Care Equipment business leaders
  • Preparation of Annual Operation Plan for Supply Chain
  • Workforce and staff management, training, discipline, compliance to corporate policies & tools
  • Leadership or participation to global, regional or local, strategic or tactical equipment supply chain improvement projects or Capex projects
  • Tight partnership with Die group at the site
  • Support to Product Care Equipment RD&E activities at the site
  • Creation and maintenance in SAP NBP of regional Product Care equipment master data, global collaboration with other equipment master data teams
  • Accountable for Supply Chain performance metrics against Corporate goals and AOP: safety, sustainability, service, lead-times, quality, costs, variances, suppliers’ ppm
  • Accountable for regional equipment inventory level and for aged inventory
  • Accountable for the delivery of Supply Chain operation budget direct and indirect, freight costs inbound and outbound
  • Accountable for the compliance of equipment to applicable regulations and standards through intimate team work with regulatory and subject matter experts
  • Member of Regional Product Care Equipment Team
  • Member of Global Equipment Supply Chain strategic projects such as Turnkey





  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering; MBA is preferred
  • 5+ years of results-oriented experience in manufacturing, preferably mechanical & electrical engineering and assembly
  • Experience or knowledge of safety, quality, lean manufacturing and purchasing
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience with managing direct & indirect reports, setting goals, assigning work, providing coaching, developing staff and making management decisions in collaboration with management and Human Resources; hands-on management approach
  • Excellent organizational, planning and priority setting skills, self and in working with other functions or groups
  • Adaptable to business events and to corporate priorities
  • Able to work with remote management and with international contacts
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills at all levels from shop floor to senior management
  • Willing and able to understand and integrate new technologies, techniques & processes
  • Polished presentation, business acumen and facilitation skills
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office, ERP manufacturing systems (SAP a plus), process mapping, and Six Sigma principles
  • Fluent in the English language
  • Owner mentality, customer obsessed, agile through adversity, never totally satisfied
  • Minimum Green Belt Certification or equivalent training and project completion may be considered

Requisition id: 41835 

Relocation: No  

The Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and to all employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, protected disability, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state or local laws.



It is our responsibility to leverage what we have to affect positive and meaningful change for our communities and planet using Sealed Air’s global resources and expertise.

Corporate sustainability. It’s about improving the lives of people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.

Customer Success. Meeting our customers' needs. At Sealed Air it’s more than a goal, it’s an integral part of our business practices, our innovative solutions, and our values.

Leaving our communities better than we found them through dedication of time, talent and resources.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

Job Segment: Logistics, Supply Chain, Operations Manager, Compliance, Electrical Engineering, Operations, Legal, Engineering

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