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Engineering Project Manager, Innovation & Development

Date: Aug 4, 2019

Location: Charlotte, NC, US

Company: Sealed Air Corporation

Sealed Air partners with customers to solve their most critical packaging challenges with innovative solutions that leave our world, environment, and communities better than we found them. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands includes Cryovac® food packaging and Bubble Wrap® protective packaging which respectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.7 billion in sales in 2018 and has approximately 15,500 employees who serve customers in 123 countries. To learn more, visit


This position, located within our Innovation & Development (I&D) organization, will play a vital leadership role in the management of a portfolio of development projects as they pass through each phase from concept through commercialization. 


The position will have responsibility for driving each project to its successful conclusion by ensuring that its scope is well defined, and resource estimates/project schedules are specified and appropriate to the project. This individual will work closely with the Business units, Supply Chain, and Innovation & Development management teams to ensure that resources are on task / on schedule and ensure issues get prioritized, highlighted, addressed and resolved in a timely manner. This individual will need to be able to communicate and interface effectively with internal and external personnel both domestically and internationally.


The Project Manager will also work to identify and manage schedule dependencies across various teams and departments to ensure that they are communicated, understood, and executed.  They will provide regular updates to Divisional and Functional management teams.  The Project Manager will have a level of interface with the Marketing, Manufacturing, Sales Service team and with Sealed Air’s customers, providing them with product support and training.

The Project Manager needs to be comfortable and capable to communicate with equal effectiveness to both technical and non-technical audiences, and at all levels throughout the global organization.


  • 5 years minimum experience as a Project Manager
  • Strong Project Planning and Execution skills required
  • Excellent Risk Management
  • Experienced in use of project management tools and methodologies (SmartSheet and/or Microsoft Project, experience with ePPM tools a plus)
  • Sound problem solving and analytic skills (RCA)
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills
  • Must be able to influence all levels of the organization
  • Familiar with Business Case development including Financials (NPV) and Charter
  • Strong leadership skills, with proven ability to provide clear direction to matrixed resources in  virtual, multinational environments
  • Organization – the ability to compile the various inputs from the process and deliver status information accurately and completely.
  • Technical – the ability to comprehend the technical aspects of a product sufficiently to communicate across all levels within the organization
  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, chemistry, or technical discipline
  • From time to time, this may require some project specific support with sales / customers such as applications support.


  • Master’s Degree in a technical discipline or business administration
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred
  • Knowledge of engineering PLM/PDM
  • Design for Six Sigma certification preferred
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Lean methodologies
    • Able to travel domestic and international about 30%  
    • Ability to train and mentor other Project Managers on Project Management methodologies.


Requisition id: 27507 

Relocation: No  

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).


Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

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