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Sr. Equipment Category Leader


Charlotte, NC, US, 28208

REQ ID:  35522

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 $4.9 billion in sales in 2020 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 115 countries. To learn more, visit

Summary and Responsibilities

Sealed Air is seeking a driven professional to fulfill our current opening:  SENIOR EQUIPMENT CATEGORY LEADER.  The position is remote and has a reporting relationship to Streetsboro, OH.  As part of our Equipment purchasing group, the qualified candidate will play a vital role in strategic sourcing, cost reduction projects and new product introductions.  The position interacts with the Manufacturing, Quality, and R&D Engineering groups. 


  • Represents purchasing in new product development projects as an active team member.  Identifies sources for components; selects suppliers; evaluate supplier capabilities as needed; leads TCO analyses.  Works collaboratively with SEE cross-functional team and selected suppliers on project implementation.
  • Identifies supply risks and provides support to Operational Purchasing to mitigate risks of availability and cost of materials and applies prudent action to minimize the impact to Operations.
  • Facilitates supplier transfer projects across internal Operations and external vendor base to align to overall business strategies.
  • Defines and executes supply strategies that will assist Company in achieving its strategic objectives.  Includes identification of new suppliers; conducting RFP/RFQ; negotiation and contract award; developing additional capacity within supply base.
  • Works with SEE QA and supplier base to achieve corporate targets for supplier performance for each of the Equipment manufacturing sites.
  • Drive implementation of cost reduction projects for Equipment direct materials categories working collaboratively with all Equipment sites.
  • Ensure all Requisitioners are clear on our company compliant payment terms, etc.


  • BA/BS from an accredited institution in supply chain, engineering, operations, or related business field.
  • Minimum of 3+ years related purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment in Purchasing/Supply Chain, Commercial or Technical roles.
  • Ability to work in a diverse fast paced manufacturing environment.
  • Has prior experience working with ERP systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated usage of advanced functions using MS-Excel. 
  • Prior experience leading projects with multiple stakeholders.
  • Is a team player and a quick learner.

Requisition id: 35522 

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.



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: Category Manager, Engineer, Product Development, Supply, ERP, Retail, Engineering, Research, Operations, Technology

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