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Executive Director, North American Quality

LOCATION: 

Simpsonville, SC, US, 29681

REQ ID:  40947

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 www.sealedair.com.

Job Summary

 

The position entails leading the improvement, implementation, and performance of the Quality Management System; Establishing Standards for Quality Tools, Equipment and Testing protocols, and leading the Quality aspect of Operational Excellence for the Sealed Air Corporation in the NA region.

 

This person will be responsible to position the Quality agenda at the highest priority within the Regional SC team by integrating Customer needs and requirements with business priorities and objectives and process capability.

 

In addition, will be responsible for documenting the required processes and procedures and will own the Sealed Air Global Quality Intranet site for this region so others can reference, share, and implement Best Practices. The role is that of a Quality Leader who can leverage existing plant and corporate resources to identify and address gaps in existing Quality Management Systems, Tools, Testing and Equipment. 

 

The candidate will develop and implement action plans with the NA plants to close these gaps and monitor progress against plans. 

 

This position will lead the plants in achieving defined defect reduction goals in the short term with a vision and plan to achieve double digit PPM performance in the near future by implementing the processes and infrastructure defined above. 
 

Responsibilities

 

  • Effectively lead, motivate, and develop the Quality function
  • Although the Quality managers report into the plants, it is expected from this leader to know, develop, improve the network of Quality Managers for their own succession as well as providing a bench for the global quality organization
  • Improvement, implementation, and performance of the Quality Management Systems, through the review of existing Standards for Quality Tools / Equipment / and Testing protocols. Establishing new Quality Standards for any gaps.
  • Lead all Quality aspects of the Smart Factory data output / control / process tied into PMS procedures. This will include online SPC tools to reduce defects, reduce scrap, analyze capacity, and improve throughput, and overall plant effectiveness/profitability.  
  • Identify and implement Engineering Controls for error proofing and lead the implementation of these systems across the Region.
  • Must have the ability to teach and mentor Quality improvement projects using Six Sigma DMAIC principles.   
  • Lead the Quality pillar of the Global PMS across the Region.
  • Participate in Quality Systems Audits and assessments if requested at various Sealed Air Corporation internal sites and supplier locations. 
  • Will remain current with respect to technical skills by attending training classes, technical courses, and seminars.
  • Participate in identifying Internal Quality talent for developing with Senior Quality leaders and give direct feedback to the sites when necessary. 
  • Working with the Sites and Regional Quality Leadership improve the Quality Assurance laboratory function to assure that all Equipment facility laboratories are using current standardized methods, procedures and practices.  Direct all efforts to audit and test laboratories for accuracy, and compliance to corporate standards.
  • Track quality metrics to compare (and report) business performance. Distribute summary reports as requested. 
  • Ensure that Customer Documentation requests are fulfilled and work to streamline and/or automate this process.
  • Drive improvements in Blocked Stock reduction, First Pass Yield, and Internal Spoilage Reduction.
  • Lead the effort in the Region on Customer Satisfaction improvement and the One Sealed Air methodology.
  • Ensure that we have a well-defined system for 3rd Party Manufacturers and consistent quality that parallels our internal manufactured quality.
  • Drive relationship with Sales and Portfolio NA management
  • Align CQE priorities across NA.

 

Qualifications

 

  • BS degree, preferably in a Technical Field, such as Quality, Mathematics or Engineering.
  • Advanced degree desired.   
  • In depth knowledge of Quality Systems and implementation
  • Statistics, the application of SPC, systems design and computer skills
  • Project management techniques and team management skills.  
  • Auditing and inspection skills
  • Problem-solving skills 
  • Demonstrated commitment towards continuous improvement
  • Good interpersonal skills and good oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with SAP and BW preferred
  • Expertise in Lean Six Sigma techniques (Black Belt preferred)
  • Must have demonstrated skills in both written and verbal communications across a broad spectrum of stakeholders.  Key is the ability to effectively influence Quality technical professionals and Site / Region SC Leadership.
  • The preferred candidate needs to have a proven track record in leading a Regional team of professionals to achieve significant step change improvements against predefined goals.
  • Demonstrated achievements in Digitalizing processes and operations, Industry 4.0
  • Demonstrated achievements in Management of change

 

Requisition id: 40947 

Relocation: Yes  

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.

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WHY WORK AT SEALED AIR?

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: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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