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Applications Engineer, Innovation & Development

LOCATION: 

Charlotte, NC, US

REQ ID:  30590

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to leave our world better than we found it. Our portfolio of leading packaging solutions includes CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging and BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging, which collectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.8 billion in sales in 2019 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 124 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.

Summary

Sealed Air is seeking a driven individual to focus on developing new products for the packaging industry with the ability to understand packaging materials interaction with the customer’s packaging equipment and the packaged product. In addition to the development of new product solutions, this role is tasked with supporting our base of business by training, trouble-shooting, and communicating the performance of our solutions to both internal stakeholders and our customers. The qualified candidate will be responsible for using heightened curiosity to develop test plans, conduct fitness-for-use testing, communicate results and make expert recommendations on path forward to customers, their team, and key stakeholders.  This individual will also be responsible for engaging with equipment and materials team, field support and sales, customer service, and supply chain to ensure existing products continue to meet the high standards of Sealed Air Corporation. 

Responsibilities

•    Develop new packaging solutions and concepts (materials and equipment) working within a team environment to address real world problems.
•    Propose and implement strategic ideas that drive the enhancement of current product lines or the development of new product lines to drive increased profit based on a detailed understanding of materials, equipment, and customer operations.
•    Provide technical solutions to customers, external vendors, field representatives, and the broader Innovation & Development organization through on-site customer support and visits to other Sealed Air facilities.
•    Develop, design, and conduct trials that validate the reliability of the equipment, materials, and their interactions in order to provide the most robust solution to our customers.
•    Produce high-quality results and provide technical documentation that enables data driven business decisions.
•    Create customer intimacy by utilizing soft skills, sales skills, and influencing techniques to drive collaboration that speeds up the implementation and growth of Sealed Air’s solutions.
•    Manage projects to enable supply chain improvements to manufacturing processes and raw materials by quantifying the impact of these changes on the performance of the materials.
•    Create value-propositions and competitive intelligence for Sealed Air’s developmental solutions driving credible project definition and scoping documents.
•    Develop front end intelligence gathering on the customer’s floor driving the next innovations for Sealed Air.
•    Partner with the Materials & Process Engineering Team, the Sustainability Team, the Equipment Teams, and Supply Chain to transfer technologies regionally and globally once developed. 
•    Work effectively within a matrix managed organization.
 

Qualifications

•    Bachelor of Science Degree in a science, engineering or packaging discipline. 
•    Two years of professional experience is preferred
•    Flexible travel domestically and internationally, at least 30%
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•    Experience creating data-driven reports to communicate technical ideas 
•    Ability to effectively present concepts and ideas
•    Experience managing multiple tasks, often with competing deadlines
•    Professional, highly-motivated, reliable, and solutions-orientated
•    Must possess strong interpersonal skills and a work ethic that corresponds with Sealed Air’s core values.
 

Requisition id: 30590 

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.

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WHY WORK AT SEALED AIR?

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.
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