Executive Director NA Quality


Simpsonville, SC, US, 29681

REQ ID:  46772

SEE 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.

SEE strives to foster a caring, high-performance growth culture that will deliver consistent, sustainable profitable growth and accelerate our performance – a culture where accountability is clear and aligned, and where we reward business outcomes and impact. Our culture guides everything we do – how we partner with our customers and suppliers, attract and retain top talent, and create value for our stakeholders.

SEE generated $5.5 billion in revenue in 2023 and has approximately 17,000 employees. The company operates out of 46 countries/territories, and our products are distributed in 115 countries/territories around the world. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

Drive Flawless Quality

o    Develop, lead, standardize, execute processes and/or strategies to drive the operational sites within the NAM region to the SEE Flawless Quality standard for all critical Quality KPIs - External PPM, Internal Spoilage, Blocked Stock, Intercompany Defects. Optimize tracking, documentation, and reporting for each.
o    Lead the plants in achieving defined defect reduction goals in the short-term with a vision and plan to achieve sustained best in class PPM performance in the near future
o    Assess, implement, and continuously improve all critical components of the Quality Management System through the review of existing Standards for Quality Tools / Equipment / and Testing protocols. Establish new Quality Standards for any gaps identified.
o    Act as the regional lead and driver for Global QMS utilization via the ETQ tool
o    Lead all aspects of Quality data input /output / control / process tied into the Performance Management System (PMS) procedures. This will include tools to reduce defects, reduce scrap, analyze capacity, and improve throughput, and overall plant effectiveness/profitability. 
o    Identify and implement Engineering Controls for error proofing and lead the implementation of these systems across the Region. 
o    Ensure that we have a well-defined system for 3rd Party Manufacturers and consistent quality that parallels our internal manufactured quality.


Manage Emerging/Major Issues

o    Manage historical, current, or new/emerging Quality issue escalations to ensure the appropriate resource engagement, awareness, prioritization, and coordination to meet critical milestones for the business.
o    Act as the regional representative for Quality on any major supply chain-impacting Quality performance issues; ensure support provided in the form of: issue leader, team member, technical advisor, project manager, roadblock remover, etc
o    Ensure appropriate alignment and organization of Quality issues within the Quality PMO process (ie 8D)
o    Drive iterative problem-solving approach through aggressive pursuit of Global Reoccurrence Prevention for issues impacting multiple manufacturing facilities


Quality Leadership

o    Lead the development, execution, and continuous improvement of the Quality function and Quality Management System for the North America region. This includes indirect leadership of the site Quality managers.
o    Ensure Quality is prioritized within the Regional Supply Chain team by aligning Customer Requirements with existing business objectives and capability
o    Participate in identifying Internal Quality talent for developing with Senior Quality leaders and give direct feedback to the sites when necessary.
o    Teach and mentor Quality improvement projects using 6S DMAIC principles (ie 8D, ANOVA, Process Mapping, etc)
o    Partner with and drive relationship with the Commercial functions – Sales, Portfolio Management


•    Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other technical discipline required
•    Minimum of 15 years of professional experience, preferably in manufacturing
•    Advanced Change Agent skills and excellence in global implementation of process and process change.
•    Proven track record in leading a regional team of professionals to achieve significant step change improvements against predefined goals.
•    Expertise in Lean Six Sigma techniques (Black Belt preferred) and CI methodologies 
•    Strong problem-solving skills and ability to organize ‘activities” into actions, projects, or larger-scale initiatives 
•    Strong leadership skills with proven ability to motivate, develop, and support a broad team with varied priorities
•    Ability to influence others without formal authority
•    Ability to work well cross-functionally with groups in all areas of the business 
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) required
•    Experience with plastics manufacturing, extrusion, printing, or converting preferred
•    In-depth knowledge of Quality Systems and its implementation in a multi-site global network 
•    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. 


•    Simpsonville, SC, or other major SEE location


Travel Expectations: 
•    Moderate travel will be required for this position within the U.S. and possibly internationally.
•    Travel requirements up to 50-75% 


Requisition id: 46772 

Relocation: No  

SEE is committed to attracting, selecting, and developing talent that reflects the diversity of the communities and customers we serve. We take pride in our selection process to identify,  infuse, and grow talent to align with our culture, values, and norms. SEE prioritizes talent development, fostering a culture of continuous growth and career progression. 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 identity or expression, national origin, age, protected disability, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. 

*Please be cautious of fraudulent recruiting efforts using the SEE name or logo. SEE will never request private information during the application process, such as a Driver's License or Social Security Number. If you have any concerns about information received from SEE during the application process, please reach out to us directly at [email protected]




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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