Principal Product and Process Development Engineer

LOCATION: 

Charlotte, NC, US, 28208

REQ ID:  47561

SEE 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.

SEE strives to foster a caring, high-performance growth culture that will deliver consistent, sustainable profitable growth and accelerate our performance – a culture where accountability is clear and aligned, and where we reward business outcomes and impact. Our culture guides everything we do – how we partner with our customers and suppliers, attract and retain top talent, and create value for our stakeholders.

SEE generated $5.5 billion in revenue in 2023 and has approximately 17,000 employees. The company operates out of 46 countries/territories, and our products are distributed in 115 countries/territories around the world. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Innovation and Development (I&D) Director for Non-Shrink Materials the individual is responsible for driving the I&D mission which includes the development and timely delivery of innovative, sustainable, robust, and cost-effective product solutions in alignment with the corporate strategy. 

Job Description

• Drive and execute new product development projects for Rollstock, Fluid & Medical applications (Non-Shrink) via innovative polymer/material formulations and product feature creation to maximize customer and end-user delight.
• Discover and explore new business, unmet market needs, and technology opportunities in partnership with Business teams, technical experts, and leadership.
• Develop and leverage external partnerships (materials suppliers, OEMs, universities) to monitor the state of the art and use these relationships to drive innovation.
• Design and execute formulation and processing trials (lab, pilot, and production scale), alignment with other functions for testing, communication with the appropriate operational personnel, and presenting results to project teams and management.
• Effectively lead cross-functional teams of technicians and engineers throughout product development lifecycle. Manage trial logistics and budgets.
• Identify and pursue potential IP opportunities.
• Support Business, Supply chain and Quality teams to resolve quality issues, and other business maintenance activities.
• Monitor competitive and regulatory landscape and make proactive recommendations to stay ahead of the curve.
• Identify and pursue potential environmental sustainability opportunities.
• Partner with project management team for monthly reporting, project expense tracking, timeline development and adherence.
• Incorporate principles of Design for Manufacturing into new product development & transition new product and process technology to the Supply Chain organization in a timely and collaborative fashion. 
• Collaborate and communicate effectively in a cross functional organization on innovation projects. Use strong presentation skills to present technical information to audiences with diverse backgrounds and connect technical concepts to business outcomes. 

Qualifications

• BS, MS, or PhD in Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science & Engineering, or Materials Engineering
• Industrial and/or research and development experience in polymer processing, development of polymeric materials or chemistry preferred, 3-6 years minimum

Additional Qualifications

• Solid understanding of structure-process-performance relation of polymeric materials and working understanding of polymer processing (extrusion, converting…)
• Strong presentation skills, including the ability to break down technical concepts for a non-technical audience
• Evidence of good judgment and decision-making skills, including in complex situations where complete clarity is not available
• Creative and Resourceful, pulls together the necessary tools, equipment and people, to get the job done
• Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization
• Flexible to travel domestically and internationally, at least 20%
• Project management experience and ability to lead cross-functional teams
• Track record of product development is a plus

Requisition id: 47561 

Relocation: Yes  

SEE is committed to attracting, selecting, and developing talent that reflects the diversity of the communities and customers we serve. We take pride in our selection process to identify,  infuse, and grow talent to align with our culture, values, and norms. SEE prioritizes talent development, fostering a culture of continuous growth and career progression. 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 identity or expression, national origin, age, protected disability, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. 

*Please be cautious of fraudulent recruiting efforts using the SEE name or logo. SEE will never request private information during the application process, such as a Driver's License or Social Security Number. If you have any concerns about information received from SEE during the application process, please reach out to us directly at [email protected]

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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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