Sr. Scientist - Product Development

LOCATION: 

Charlotte, NC, US, 28208

REQ ID:  46143

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.

 

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 who are passionate about fulfilling our purpose. SEE generated $5.3 billion in revenue in 2022 and has approximately 16,300 employees who serve customers in 120 countries/territories. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.

Position Summary

Do you enjoy leading technology space, setting a strategic innovation vision, and working with others to deliver on innovation and solutions pipeline? Are you motivated by understanding complex technical problems and solving those problems to make the world a better place to live? Do you thrive on working across functions to improve a business's ability to deliver the highest quality solutions at the lowest possible cost? Do you enjoy working with customers to find sustainable, optimal solutions and deliver value across multiple opportunities? 

Job Description

The individual is responsible for developing packaging cushioning foam technologies and products for Sealed Air:

• Conducts hands-on work required for the advancement of developmental products from concept to commercialization.
• Applies known scientific principles to the needs of product development and experimental projects.
• Communicates progress on product development programs in informal and formal internal presentations to Innovation & Development (I&D) leadership team, Marketing, Engineering, Quality and Supply Chain Groups.
• Conducts literature searches on products and processes novel to Sealed Air and uses information gained to the benefit of active projects and existing Protective Packaging products.
• Understands supporting analytical and instrumental methods and applies information to aid in the product development process, or in the application of Protective Packaging products to customer products.
• Serve as a product steward for maintaining the quality of Instapak® products.
• Works with sales and account representatives and package design personnel as needed to address customer needs and requirements for Instapak® products.
• Work with I&D and business leaders to identify key technology gaps and opportunities associated with business division innovation pipelines.
• Ensure the timely completion of product development projects with priorities established and agreed upon with I&D leadership.
• Position will require travel in support of Sealed Air production facilities and at customer sites.
• Identify and assess new technologies in Polyurethane (PUR) Foam 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 PUR Foam 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

• Master’s degree in Chemistry or Chemical engineering or related discipline.
• Preferred PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or related discipline 

Additional Qualifications

• Must have at least 10+ years of Research & Development experience in formulation development.
• Experience in polyurethane or polymer chemistry, especially in formulation work is highly desirable 
• 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: 46143 

Relocation: No  

 

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.

 

*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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