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Packaging Application Center Manager


Charlotte, NC, US, 28208

REQ ID:  40728

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


The Packaging Application Center (PAC) Manager will manage a team of packaging engineers and technicians to design, develop and test protective packaging solutions for prospective and existing Sealed Air customers.  The role will work cross-functionally with sales teams to consultatively solve critical customer packaging challenges, by recommending, designing, and sampling packaging solutions.




  • Manage the timely completion of multiple design and testing requests from customers and prospects
  • Oversee Packaging Design Engineers and Technicians
  • Utilize existing project management software to prepare regular reports to stakeholders
  • Manage budget and spend to accurately quote custom projects
  • Manage safety protocols of multiple working labs 
  • Collaborate with sales teams to deliver packaging engineering and design services to enable a knowledge driven sales approach
  • Design engineered packaging solutions using CAD and digital technologies
  • Collaborate with our commercial teams, business partners, and clients, to diagnose packaging problems and implement improved solutions and cost savings
  • Collaborate cross functionally with marketing and R&D to find optimal solutions for a variety of products
  • Analyze data to identify trends and root causes of performance gaps to recommend actionable solution
  • Develop innovative and patentable packaging solutions
  • Perform integrity tests using ISTA, ASTM and other industry related protocols
  • Collaborate with marketing and sales on advancing the PAC product and service offer to drive profitable growth
  • Responsible for driving P&L performance of Charlotte PAC lab




  • Bachelor of Science degree in Packaging, Engineering, or Industrial Design
  • Experience with Packaging Design, Packaging Engineering, and distribution testing
  • Experience working as a people manager in a technical environment
  • Experience with CNC programming 
  • Able to work with database systems to prioritize and organize heavy loads of design projects
  • Professional, ambitious, independent, enthusiastic, and possessing a positive attitude
  • Able to handle multiple simultaneous projects in a fast-paced and demanding work environment
  • Ability to clearly communicate with other engineers, designers, mold-makers, sales teams, and customers
  • Travel as necessary to support the sales organization… some travel may require flights and multi-night stays
  • Strong communication skills building engineer-to-engineer relationships with new and existing customers
  • Ability to communicate clearly and think strategically in a collaborative, cross-functional environment
  • Strong organizational skills to aid in driving processes and projects
  • Innovative and R&D driven mindset to find best practices for packaging, quality control, and product design
  • Ability to identify performance problems and leverage appropriate technical expertise to craft appropriate solutions

Requisition id: 40728 

Relocation: Yes  

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: Charlotte

Job Segment: Testing, Package Design, Supply Chain Manager, R&D Engineer, Marketing Manager, Technology, Manufacturing, Operations, Engineering, Marketing

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