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Local Performance Improvement Leader


Passirana di Rho, Milan, IT, 20017

REQ ID:  37607

Sealed Air 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. 

Our people are entrepreneurial innovators and problem solvers committed to bringing unique insights and solutions to the needs of our customers, stakeholders, and society. At SEE, we are creating a community of inventors, problem solvers, and future makers that are passionate about fulfilling our purpose.

Sealed Air generated $5.5 billion in sales in 2021 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 114 countries. To learn more, visit

Job Summary:


This role is responsible for defining, coordinating and implementing Lean methodologies (kaizen events, SMED, Standard Work, 5S, Touch Time Analysis, Six Sigma, ecc.) within the Passirana Plant. Those activities should be integrated with the regions / plants OpEx efforts and meet the guidelines, criteria and metrics established by the Corporate. Those activities will be part of a move of the plant towards smart factory and industry 4.0.


Day to day duties/responsibilities: 

  • Supporting and improving the SEE Performance Management System (PMS) within the Passirana plant, focusing on the implementation at shop-floor level, with the aim of reaching the annual target and reinforcing system auditing.
  • Analyzing operational results (KPI) for continuous improvement opportunities within organizational and production processes
  • Leading activities at the shop-floor level, related to the use of Lean methodologies and techniques such as: conducting 5S events (Work Place Organization) and SMED; support to the team for the creation and maintenance of the Standard Work Instructions system; support for TouchTime Analysis, Value Stream Mapping, TPM, Pull System - KanBan, Visual Management, re-layout.
  • Planning and implementation of Kaizen events according to the assigned Road Map, with direct participation in the Problem Solving.
  • Organizing/Supporting training of the operational staff, function representatives and managers on Lean methodologies & the SEE Performance Management System.
  • Supporting the implementation of the company's continuous improvement program; directing participation in project teams as an OpEx change agent and facilitator.
  • Acting as a key interface with the team in charge of implementing the smart factory and digitalization and in collaboration with the Engineering team, leveraging her/his understanding and experience in process and material flow analysis.
  • Analyzing data generated by digital tools in place in the plant to identify improvement projects.



The ideal candidate will have:


  • A Master’s degree in Engineering, preferably Management or equivalent education/experience
    • A combination of formal education (Bachelors), experience and training may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree.  
  • 2-3+ years of professional level experience in managing improvement projects (having Green Belt certification is a plus). 
  • Prior experience in projects related to the Smart Factory is required. Good knowledge of MES  and industry 4.0 concepts (database, network).
  • Methodological approach to project management.
  • Good communication and leadership skills; strong propensity for teamwork.
  • Proficiency in Italian and English
  • High attitude to "Go and see".
  • The role was born with a 70/30 balance (70% in the department, 30% in the office).
  • Working knowledge and experience in Smart Factory and capability to be part of the digital plant transformation, leveraging digital tools to identify improvement opportunities in the plant.
  • Working knowledge of statistical analysis tools/methodologies, project management, 6 Sigma, quality and basic financial principles.
  • Ability to lead and direct an improvement team. Must be a results-oriented “change agent" for the plant, able to communicate, influence, negotiate, and resolve conflicts to reach consensus around common goals.

Why work at Sealed Air?


  • We are committed to having a very diverse and inclusive culture.
    • Sealed Air has over 16K employees located in over 56 countries and territories globally, representing a broad diversity of cultures, languages, ethnicities, genders, and races.
    • We continuously strive to improve our workplace diversity in many ways and to understand and ultimately achieve a supportive, inclusive culture across the globe.


  • We are invested in developing our people.
    • Sealed Air invests in the development of its people through a number of initiatives such as an online learning portal, role-specific technical skills training, management and leadership training, executive succession planning, tuition reimbursement benefits, and early-career rotation programs. 


  • We offer competitive compensation and benefits programs.
    • We are committed to be externally competitive, internally equitable, and to differentiate rewards based on performance. We review our compensation and benefit programs around the world ensuring they offer market-competitive compensation and meaningful benefits. We believe that investing in our employees results in increased engagement, satisfaction, and retention, which in turn, supports the achievement of our business strategy to be a high-performing, world-class company. 
    • In 2021, SEE launched a global well-being program and an accompanying digital platform designed to support an employee’s personal, total well-being, including physical, mental, social, career, community, and financial matters. The global well-being program is available to employees residing across all 56 countries and territories globally and is available in 20 languages.

Requisition id: 37607 

Relocation: No  

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, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, protected disability, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state or local laws.



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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