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Performance Improvement Leader


Simpsonville, SC, US, 29681

REQ ID:  36470

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to leave our world better than we found it. Our portfolio of leading packaging solutions includes CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging and BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging, which collectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.9 billion in sales in 2020 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 115 countries. To learn more, visit

Job Summary


The Performance Improvement Leader is responsible for applying continuous improvement and lean manufacturing methodologies throughout the organization/ value streams and acts as a lean champion, driving Lean culture throughout the organization. 




  • Implement Lean within the manufacturing production and supporting supply chain operations
  • Provide intensive training for production teams and culture change within the organization
  • Teach, demonstrate, and coordinate Lean activities and implementation on the shop floor such as Kaizen, SMED, Kanban, Material Conveyance, Production flow, Value Stream Mapping, Takt time analysis, Problem-Solving, Standardized work, 5S, Visual Management, Error-Proofing, 5S, TPM, Scheduling, etc.
  • Assist value streams in sustaining gains achieved in Lean efforts, ensuring consistent application of Lean methods, and supporting the creation and implementation of best practices 
  • Lead value streams in Lean improvement and Hoshin plan development, ensuring alignment in all KPI
  • Manage follow-up of multiple projects using project management software and A3 (8D) problem solving
  • Lead Kaizen events as and where needed
  • Set Lean reporting (projects and financials) system, and report regularly to direct and functional management
  • Exchange experiences with Lean organizations in other areas


Required Qualifications


  • Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor Degree or higher required
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant manufacturing work experience 


Additional Qualifications


  • Degree in Chemical, Industrial or Electrical Engineering is highly preferred
  • Black Belt is preferred
  • Hands-on and has strong experience in production management with Lean implementation
  • Strong leader who has proven experience convincing an 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 throughput 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: 36470 

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.



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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