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Materials Manager


Hudson, NC, US, 28638

REQ ID:  34580

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to leave our world better than we found it. Our portfolio of leading packaging solutions includes CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging and BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging, which collectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.9 billion in sales in 2020 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 115 countries. To learn more, visit

Job Description

We have an immediate career opportunity for a Materials Manager in our Hudson, NC Product Care Manufacturing Facility.


  • Oversee production planning activities ensuring coordination with production management
  • Oversee/coordinate schedule changes and expedites, as required
  • Links directly with all departments to resolve supply chain problems
  • Monitors extraordinary circumstances that impede production and advises Plant Manager
  • Works directly with plant personnel to advise them of purchasing & inventory goals
  • Managing the planning & purchase raw material & production supplies to support production plan
  • Forecasting of materials.
  • Coordinate supplier selection, program/supplier start-ups and ongoing source recommendations
  • Establish Purchase Order (P.O.) pricing and delivery requirements 
  • Ensure compliance with Purchasing policies, government, and other legal requirements
  • Manage and supervise up to 20 employees to include scheduler, purchasing agent, and shipping personnel
  • Coordinate manufacturing work orders with Production Management
  • Maintains accurate pricing and interfaces directly with accounting to resolve supplier/pricing issues.
  • Resolve quality, delivery and pricing issues for assigned commodities 


  • Meets with suppliers, both approved and prospective, to initiate “Value-Add” projects as well as supplier improvement programs that will enhance profitability to meet the company’s goals and objectives
  • Ensure good working relationships exist with key suppliers
  • Maintains accuracy in the backorder lists and sees that proper reaction to shortage is made on a timely basis
  • Manage inventory turns, monitor slow-moving inventory, identify distressed inventory and make recommendations to Management for disposition.
  • Identify and manage cost saving projects
  • Establish and manage accurate standard costs and purchasing information in SAP on assigned items. 
  • Maintain SOX compliance regarding to inventory control.  Oversee physical inventories at assigned intervals maintaining accounting controls.
  • Budget planning for all material cost.
  • Creation and maintains of bill of materials.
  • Partner with I&D teams, product line teams, and sales on execution of new products to the customer.




  • BS or BSBA degree required.



  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an organizational culture of high performance, employee involvement, and continuous improvement and team concepts.
  • Good understanding of capital and expense budgets
  • Excellent understanding of strategic and operational planning
  • Proven ability to solve complex problems.
  • Solid working knowledge of inventory control, production scheduling, plant equipment, and plant raw materials.
  • Ability to partner with internal and external customers
  • A very high degree of professionalism, detail orientation, high productivity, flexibility, and enthusiasm are required in this role.
  • Strong knowledge of and extensive experience with SAP tools/principles.
  • Proficient with PCs and Microsoft applications (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access).
  • CPIM accreditation a plus.
  • 3 or more years of progressive Production Control/Purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment a plus
  • Six Sigma Certification a plus

Requisition id: 34580 

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.



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.

Nearest Major Market: Hickory

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