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Digital Ecosystem Lead

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Date: Nov 29, 2018

Location: Charlotte, NC, United States

Company: Sealed Air Corporation

Sealed Air Corporation is a knowledge-based company focused on packaging solutions that help our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions and Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning, enable a safer and less wasteful food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.5 billion in sales in 2017 and has approximately 15,000 employees who serve customers in 122 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.

Job Description

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a strategy to mine various sources of information (including technology scouting experts, licensing networks, open innovation conferences, entrepreneurs, etc.) to discover leading edge technologies and ecosystem partners that support Sealed Air strategic objectives
  • Support the ideation, definition and development of our products, capabilities and solutions by developing and leveraging external relationships with partners, incubators, universities, start-ups, vendors and others​
  • Enable Sealed Air to deliver capabilities faster, cost effectively and at scale
  • Develop scenarios and business capability models that define ecosystem needs and models​
  • Identify business outcomes desired, determine if a business ecosystem will add greater insight, and then develop the business ecosystem model
  • Determine where to expand an ecosystem or create / participate in separate ecosystems​
  • Leverage universities, venture capitalist / start-ups, incubators, suppliers and others to address capability, capacity, skill or talent gaps in technology, transformation and execution​
  • Develop a method of valuing the potential benefits of new technologies and partners
  • Ensure close communication with IT&D/ Marketing/Business leaders to ensure long-term needs are understood and deliverables are defined

 

Job Description Cont.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • 10+ years industry experience minimum
  • Experience in some of the following technologies: IoT, advanced analytics, AI (chat-bots, RPA and others) / machine learning, blockchain, DevOps, vision systems, cyber security, AR / VR, digital twins and edge computing
  • Requires a broad view of technologies and to be able to move from ideas to actions to practical outcomes yielding value
  • Architecture or applications implementation experience
  • Excellent communication skills, and comfortable adapting communications to the appropriate audience (e.g. executive leadership, product developers, a highly technical audience, etc.)
  • Ability to challenge other internal technology teams to consider new ways of thinking in a collegial manner
  • Polished verbal and written communication style. Good networking skills to work across different multi-functional and multi-cultural teams towards focused goal.
  • Comfortable in interacting with and presenting to executives and senior business leader internal and external to Sealed Air
  • Self-starter attitude – must be able to drive individual as well as team goals.
  • Experience with technology licensing and leveraging a vendor / partner network is helpful
  • Prior work experience in collaborative or open innovation models with small start-ups, universities, incubators and external laboratories is a plus
  • Has a well-established broad network of contacts
  • Advanced degree in a technical discipline or business is preferred

Requisition id: 26268 

Relocation: No  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. Sealed Air participates in the E-Verify Program (US sites only).


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