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Plant Manager

Date: Jan 27, 2019

Location: Reading, PA, 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



The Plant Manager is responsible and accountable for effectively planning, directing, and coordinating all activities of the plant operations, which include safety, environmental, quality, production, logistics and cost control.






  • 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.
  • Ensures standards for product quality, equipment and operator performance are maintained and that cost-effective technology is used to maximize production.
  • 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.
  • Works with sales/marketing, engineering and customers to understand and meet their needs.
  • The Plant Manager will demonstrate 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.
  • Must have minimum 10 years industry related experience, with at least 8 years in management desired.






  • BS/BA degree desired
  • Excellent communication, organization and presentation skills
  • Manufacturing operations and factory management experience
  • Ability to develop, monitor, and report key performance metrics and recommend corrective action as appropriate
  • Must excel in planning and establishing priorities while demonstrating flexibility and the ability to multi-task
  • Must be adept at all phases of manufacturing processes:  Concept Refinement, Technology, Systems Development, Production and Deployment, Operations and Support
  • Experience with leading and managing a diverse workforce
  • Must be familiar with Six Sigma (Green Belt or above preferred).
  • Must be able to effectively operate in a Matrix organization.



Requisition id: 26356 

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. Sealed Air participates in the E-Verify Program (US sites only).

Nearest Major Market: Reading PA

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