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Operations Manager

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Date: Nov 30, 2018

Location: Duncan, SC, 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

Job Description

This position is located in Duncan, South Carolina, reports to the Director of Operations.  The qualified candidate will demonstrate top performance history in the following areas:  Lean Manufacturing, Product Engineering, Quality, and safety activities.  This position will promote a culture of continuous improvement, quality, and consistent manufacturing processes and establish robust process controls surrounding including inventory, production goals, and customer delivery requirements; drive, oversee, and maintain the lean manufacturing initiative at the PESC production site.  Other responsibilities include maintaining communication between Equipment Manufacturing Operations, Marketing, R&D, Engineering, Purchasing, Sales, and our customers.

Job Description Cont.

  • Directs all activities related to the operations of Production at the site in accordance with the business plan and the strategic goals of the Company. 
  • Collaborates with senior management on strategic goals and sets short- and long-term production and service goals for the site.  Develops metrics to monitor performance against those goals.
  • Directs and manages the overall production plan for the site.   Responsible for production output, product quality, and on-time shipment.
  • Evaluates performance and adjusts allocations of resources (e.g. personnel, equipment, materials) as needed to optimize the quality and quantity of equipment, machinery and components produced, and cost efficiency of operations.
  • Manages hourly and salaried associates to ensure efficient performance of duties and compliance to company policy and procedures.
  • Drives continuous process improvement through Lean Manufacturing tools and techniques.
  • Addresses operational deficiencies and/or customer issues quickly using root cause and corrective action methodologies.
  • Communicates the Company’s strategic goals and vision for the site.
  • Ensures all employees operate in a safe manner and use proper safety equipment appropriate for the tasks. 
  • Reviews and analyzes reports of key business performance data.
  • Collaborates with the management team on operations, and maintains knowledge of current market trends and best practices for region and industry.
  • Collaborates with global regulatory department to ensure Sealed Air products are within full compliance of all applicable state, local, and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Oversees employee training at the PESC production site, and ensures all activities are performed in compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Participates in and ensures full support for site audits as necessary.
  • Integrates, standardizes, and maintains Lean and Six Sigma concepts and tools.
  • Communicates with co-workers, vendors, customers, and business contacts in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Reviews production plans in coordination with sales, engineering, purchasing and manufacturing.
  • Acts as liaison between various company departments in the resolution of manufacturing and production issues.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering; MBA is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of results-oriented experience in manufacturing management.
  • Experience with managing direct reports, assigning work, providing coaching, setting goals, staff development, and making management decisions both alone or in collaboration with management and Human Resources.
  • Expertise in project management.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Lean experience.
  • Quality, Purchasing, and Safety knowledge and experience.
  • Hands-on management approach.
  • Must be flexible, innovative and comfortable in setting own priorities.
  • Able to assimilate and understand new technologies.
  • Polished presentation, business acumen and facilitation skills.
  • Strong organization and planning skills.
  • Results oriented.
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office, ERP manufacturing systems (SAP a plus), process mapping, and Six Sigma principles.  Minimum Green Belt Certification or equivalent training and project completion may be considered.

Requisition id: 26360 

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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