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Performance Improvement Lead


Simpsonville, SC, US, 29681

REQ ID:  39068

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 Description

The Performance Improvement Leader is responsible for continuous improvement efforts for the site and ensuring business objectives are in alignment with KPI’s, department KPI goals, and improvement initiatives.  Responsible for implementation and success of the Performance Management System across the site.  Ensures the Performance Management System is functioning in accordance with established terms of reference.  Responsibilities include:

  • Leads continuous improvement initiatives focused on improving performance.  This will include routine status reviews of the Focused Improvement Registries across the site for effectiveness and impact to goals.
  • Develop and propose goals which support strategic business objectives for the site.  Ensure these goals are cascaded throughout the site and also ensure improvement initiatives are in place to reach these goals.
  • Ensure the Performance Management System is implemented and sustained through verification at all levels of the organization.  This includes having an effective system in place that ensures audits are taking place at all levels of responsibility.    
  • The Performance Improvement Leader will coach all levels of the site on the Performance Management System with a focus on 3 principles of lean leadership; Go See, Ask Why, and Always Show Respect.
  • Track performance to planned levels/targets and make sure the PCDA cycle is functioning in a manner that addresses gaps. 
  • Synchronize the site with global improvement activities and initiatives.  Ensure best practices from site are shared with others.
  • Assist in policy deployment for the site including goal setting and tracking of execution.




  • Bachelor’s degree or higher required
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant manufacturing work experience in a LEAN environment


Additional Qualifications:

  • Degree in Chemical, Industrial or Electrical Engineering is highly preferred
  • Black Belt is highly preferred
  • Hands-on and has strong experience in production management with Lean implementation
  • Strong leader with a strong personality, who is able to convince the organization to do the move toward Lean
  • Advanced Training in Lean methodologies, 5s, SMED, VSM, Kaizen and other continuous improvement methodologies
  • Good understanding of financial measurements and goals in the Lean/Flow through-put world
  • Solid project management skills, team leadership skills, and excellent communication skills
  • Process improvement experience with demonstrated successful results driven application of the concept
  • Demonstrated success in leading and driving sustained change on the shop floor
  • Experienced in training, facilitating, and coaching of Lean concepts to all levels of an organization
  • Has led/participated/directed 50+ kaizen events on the shop floor and the ability to regularly work on the manufacturing floor and outside

Requisition id: 39068 

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.



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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