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Scientist

LOCATION: 

Charlotte, NC, US, 28208

REQ ID:  39015

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 www.sealedair.com.

Job Description

 

The individual is responsible for developing new material technologies (polymers & additives) and products for Sealed Air.  

 

Responsibilities 

 

  • Work with R&D and business leaders to identify key material technology gaps and opportunities associated with business division innovation pipelines.
  • Ensure the timely completion of material technology and product development projects with priorities established and agreed upon with R&D leadership.
  • Develop and commercialize products in support of new business development opportunities.
  • Position will require travel in support of Sealed Air production facilities and at customer sites.
  • Effectively lead projects, ensuring the right technical resources are utilized and projects are completed in an agreed upon timeframe. 
  • Collaborate with Sealed Air’s business divisions and other functional groups to achieve project objectives. 
  • Identify and assess new material technologies relative to their viability, ability to drive business growth, and the resources required to fully develop and commercialize.
  • Track and utilize knowledge of competitive activities related to material technologies.
  • Stay at the forefront of technology to maintain competitiveness.
  • Personal safety and the safety of others; maintain a safe and incident-free working environment
     

Qualifications

 

  • M.S. Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or in Polymer Science & Engineering or Chemistry with focus in polymer or organic chemistry. or B.S. with minimum 3 years of experience in product development with extrusion of plastics or polymers.
  • Advanced degree preferred: MS or PhD in Chemical Engineering or in Polymer Science & Engineering; PhD in Chemistry with focus in polymer or organic chemistry.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in extrusion, polymers, polymer chemistry, and materials science and their interactions with processes and customer use.
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills to influence company and business strategy and decisions, to motivate high performance and negotiate win-win scenarios.  
  • Effectively communicates verbally and in writing to affect decision making and keep the organization informed (English proficiency is a must); ability to author technical reports and to make presentations to various internal groups within Sealed Air.
  • Able to work globally with appropriate sensitivities to cultures, businesses, etc.
  • Business acumen and ability to collaborate effectively across functions, regions, and business divisions to drive results and ensure goal delivery.
  • Able to make priority decisions and provide clear focus to work teams.
  • Establishes clear priorities and is enthusiastic about delivering accurate and timely results that add value.
  • Committed to lifelong learning and continuous improvement.

 

Requisition id: 39015 

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.

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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.


Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

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