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Performance Improvement Lead

LOCATION: 

Bedford Heights, OH, US, 44146

REQ ID:  36915

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to make 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 www.sealedair.com.

Job Description

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

Principal Accountabilities:        

  • Implement Lean within the Manufacturing and Supply chain organizations
  • Provide intensive training for production teams and culture change within the organization
  • Teach, demonstrate and Coordinate Lean implementation and activities on the shop floor such as Kanban, Material Conveyance, Production flow, Super Market design and deployment, Value Stream Mapping, Takt time analysis, Problem-Solving, Standardized work, Set-up reduction, 5S, Visual Workplace, and Error-Proofing, 5S, TPM, SMED/QCO, Visual Factory, Kaizen, Scheduling, etc.
  • Ensure consistency of Lean methods
  • Assist plant Lean teams in sustaining gains achieved in Lean efforts. ----Support management team in implementing the best practices
  • Contact for overall Lean improvement plan development and implementation 
  • Lead Kaizen events as and where needed
  • Set Lean reporting (projects and financials) system, and report regularly to Line and functional management
  • Manage follow-up of multiple projects in different production Sites
  • Exchange experiences with Lean organizations in other area

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher required
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant manufacturing work experience

Preferred:

  • Degree in Chemical, Industrial, Mechanical, 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: 36915 

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.

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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.


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