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Value Stream Leader (VSL)

Date: Dec 28, 2018

Location: Louisville, KY, 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



Under the direction of the Plant Manager, this position will develop and drive 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 supervisors.






  • 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 zero harm safety and environmental performance objectives for the department.
  • Collaborates with Plant 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 flawless 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 to facilitate delivery and service that is on time all the time.
  • 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 and 6S (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 Degree Required; Technical and/or Finance discipline strongly preferred
  • 5-10 years manufacturing experience
  • Green Belt Certification preferred



  • 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
  • Strong organization and planning skills
  • Change Agent experience



Requisition id: 26242 

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).

Nearest Major Market: Louisville

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