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Operations Manager (Value Stream Leader)


Iowa Park, TX, US

REQ ID:  30865

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 $4.8 billion in sales in 2019 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 124 countries. To learn more, visit

Job Description

Under the direction of the Plant Manager, this is a key Operations Leadership position with direct management responsibility for multiple departments within the plant.  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 directly lead and manage the operation of the department, develop strategy, and provide direct supervision of Supervisors (Group Performance Leaders) and indirect supervision of Shift-Leads (Team Performance Leaders).  Note that comparable Job Titles in other organizations may include “Production Superintendent”, “Operations Superintendent”, and/or “Value Stream Manager”.

More Specifically:


  • Directs all 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 and ensure food safety standards.
  • Collaborates with Operations Manager and sets short- and long-term production goals for the site. 
  • Directs and manages the overall production plan for the operation.
  • Collaborates with functional area 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 determination of budget and costs constraints.
  • Communicates the Company's and Global Supply Chain's strategic goals and vision for site. 
  • Evaluates performance against production goals and adjusts allocations of resources (e.g., personnel, equipment, materials) as needed to optimize quality and amount of equipment, machinery and components produced, market share of customers, 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 highly complex issues related to departmental operations and customer service.
  • Initiates engineering projects and new product launches.
  • Leads 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. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering required
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant manufacturing work experience with 2 years in a leadership role
  • Green Belt Certification preferred


Other Requirements:

  • Able to work both independently and within a team, generating results with general/minimal guidance from management
  • 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
  • Follow all applicable EHS, Quality and Food Safety procedures and protocols, and reports any incident to his/her supervisor.
  • Complete all EHS, Quality and Food Safety applicable training.
  • Support implementation of the Quality and Food Safety program and comply with the expectations if this role is included as part of the Food Safety or Internal Audit team.
  • Strong organization and planning skills
  • Change Agent experience


Requisition id: 30865 

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.
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