Director of Manufacturing - NZ


Hamilton, NZ, 2000

REQ ID:  46855

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.

SEE strives to foster a caring, high-performance growth culture that will deliver consistent, sustainable profitable growth and accelerate our performance – a culture where accountability is clear and aligned, and where we reward business outcomes and impact. Our culture guides everything we do – how we partner with our customers and suppliers, attract and retain top talent, and create value for our stakeholders.

SEE generated $5.5 billion in revenue in 2023 and has approximately 17,000 employees. The company operates out of 46 countries/territories, and our products are distributed in 115 countries/territories around the world. To learn more, visit

Position Summary:

To lead the Supply Chain Manufacturing activities for all New Zealand sites.

SEE manufacturing:

  • Safety, Production, Process Engineering, New Product Introduction, Warehousing, Strategic Planning, and S&OP.

Supply Chain responsibilities for:

  • the New Zealand P&L.
  • Industrial Relations including negotiation of wage agreements, and
  • Organizational restructures.

Job Description

  • Identifies and develops a plant operating plan that is consistent with and supports the business plan.
  • Determines what resources are required to successfully execute the plan.
  • Develops, monitors, and reports on operating cost within functional areas.
  • Develops and initiates the direction and necessary resources to establish leading edge safety and environmental performance objectives.
  • Leads and directs the development and deployment of key operational initiatives for world class manufacturing (factory utilization improvement, process capability enhancement, customer satisfaction, employee involvement, etc.) in support of division objectives, vision and values.
  • Sets the standards, communicates and achieves clear and measurable expectations of performance for the operation as well as direct reports.
  • Takes the lead as agent for positive change, including raising the bar on objectives to attain and sustain “World Class Manufacturing” performance.
  • Develops a culture that leverages customer relationships/satisfaction, encourages active communication, employee engagement, and talent development.
  • Commitment to excellence inspiring, supporting, facilitating and communicating to others the drive toward zero injuries, zero waste, growth with customer, and financial achievement through leading edge operational practice. Other and/or Site Responsibilities:
  • Ensure adherence and compliance to the company’s policies. Specifically, those relating to Safety, Quality and EEO.


  • Organisation design, restructuring experience
  • Delivery of business improvement projects and initiatives
  • Corporate management environment
  • Strong Communication Skills, both written and verbal
  • Industrial relations & HR experience
  • Strong business acumen


You must have New Zealand Work Rights to be considered for the job.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

No agency contact please.

Requisition id: 46855 

Relocation: No  

SEE is committed to attracting, selecting, and developing talent that reflects the diversity of the communities and customers we serve. We take pride in our selection process to identify,  infuse, and grow talent to align with our culture, values, and norms. SEE prioritizes talent development, fostering a culture of continuous growth and career progression. 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 identity or expression, national origin, age, protected disability, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and 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]




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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