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Manufacturing Supervisor

Date: Jan 27, 2019

Location: Duncan, SC, US

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

Job Description



The Manufacturing Supervisor will develop and drive the manufacturing processes through continuous improvement to deliver and sustain profitable growth.   The main focus for this critical management role is to drive performance in the manufacturing processes through continuous improvement to deliver and sustain profitable growth.  The fundamental task will be to assist the Plant Manager in the operation of the department, develop strategy and provide functional direction to the Team Performance Leaders. Including in this assistance will be to directly lead and manage the operation of the department, develop strategy, and provide direct supervision of Shift-Leads (Team Performance Leaders) and production staffing.  






  • Directs activities related to operations and production in accordance with Global Supply Chain's business plan and the strategic goals of the Company and business units. 
  • Collaborates with colleagues to achieve safety and environmental performance objectives for the department.
  • Collaborates with Plant Manager and sets short- and long-term production goals for the site. 
  • Drives the daily performance of the production teams on various shifts and manages and leads the Team Performance Leaders and Production team members within the area. 
  • Manages the daily performance summary and responsible to make sure that performance KPI’s are updated.  The daily performance summary and performance KPI’s are critical for reporting the shift’s performance on a daily basis.
  • Leadership of the daily integration meeting including which includes Safety, Quality, Engineering, and Maintenance representation.
  • Collaborates with functional managers on the determination of materials, space, equipment and personnel needs as well as the development and implementation of processes, procedures, assignment and execution of functional responsibilities, and supports determination of budget and costs constraints. 
  • Evaluates performance against production goals and adjusts allocations of resources (e.g., personnel, equipment, materials) as needed to optimize quality, components produced, quality of services provided, and cost-efficiency of operations. 
  • Reviews and analyzes reports of key business performance data, collaborates with management team on operations, and maintains knowledge of current market trends and best practices for region and industry.
  • Engages the team in supervising day-to-day operations.
  • Provides strategic guidance and resources to troubleshoot complex issues related to departmental operations and customer service.
  • Will lead various projects; including Lean improvement projects and acts as the liaison between Lean improvement personnel and their respective groups.
  • Develops and leads the implementation of operational initiatives in support of Lean Six-Sigma manufacturing (e.g., department utilization improvement, process capability enhancement, customer satisfaction, employee involvement). 
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency.
  • Sets and communicates standards, deploys resources, and achieves clear and measurable performance expectations for the operation.






Basic Qualifications:           


  • Bachelor Degree Required; Engineering discipline strongly preferred 
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant manufacturing work experience


Additional Qualifications: 


  • Work experience within the extruded plastics industry, clean room environment and/or Medical film industry would be a plus. 
  • Able to work both independently and within a team, generating results with general/minimal guidance from management
  • Green Belt Certification preferred
  • Has direct reports, assigns work to staff, provides coaching and training, sets goals, is accountable for performance evaluation, plans staff development, and makes and approves people management decisions either alone or in collaboration with management and HR.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with professional presentation and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively apply MS Excel and other analysis tools to real-world problem-solving
  • Must be flexible, innovative and comfortable in setting own priorities
  • Polished presentation, business acumen and facilitation skills
  • Good understanding of Lean manufacturing principles
  • Experience with high volume operations
  • Strong organization and planning skills


Requisition id: 26350 

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. Sealed Air participates in the E-Verify Program (US sites only).

Nearest Major Market: Spartanburg
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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