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Group Performance Lead/Production Manager


Bedford Heights, OH, US, 44146

REQ ID:  32079

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 $4.8 billion in sales in 2019 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 124 countries. To learn more, visit

Job Description


This position provides leadership, guidance and direction for the entire extrusion, printing, and converting departments. The production manager leads employees to meet operational goals in safety, quality, yield productivity and is responsible for driving Operational Excellence initiatives for the Bedford facility. Imperative the person continues to create a positive work environment where employees: can perform, learn and excel; are recognized for accomplishments, strive to meet customers’ needs and are involved in continuous improvement. They must manage inventory and costs/budgets to plan. Ensure plans are in place and being executed to hire, train and develop people to ensure KPIs are achieved. 



  • Create and implement annual plan, aligned with business plan, in the areas of machinery, people and plant requirements in order to meet/exceed plant goals within budgetary and capital plans.
  • Engage employees in continual improvement through using Lean Manufacturing tools and other problem-solving methodology. Focus on improving processes, safety, quality, productivity, yield, service, costs, inventory control and the work environment. Promote and facilitate employee involvement. Embrace and drive positive change through employee involvement.
  • Provides mentoring and guidance to direct reports on each shift – Goals, performance reviews, development plans.  Provides guidance in the analysis and scheduling of work and deployment of resources.  Oversees and ensures standards for product quality, equipment and operator performance are maintained and equipment and technology are utilized in the most cost-efficient manner.  Promotes safety, quality, scrap reduction and production efficiency initiatives throughout production process.  Promotes employee adherence to standard operating procedures through the process of both accountability and recognition.
  • Work with plant manager to develop plant budget. Monitor and control the department’s spending levels and implement cost reduction programs to assist in meeting the budgetary, as well as, capital goals.  Manage ongoing costs and inventories within budget. Create and implement staffing and training plan to ensure production goals can be met.
  • Ensure proper procedures and processes are followed consistently to standards: GMP’s, ISO, AIB, OSHA and others as required.
  • Foster teamwork between all departments and other functions in the business to meet individual plant goals and corporate business goals. Take leadership role in resolving issues in a data rationale and solution focused manner.  Use problem solving tools, data analysis and teamwork to resolve problems constructively. Work with supervision to build high performance teams on each shift.
  • Develop and implement plant communication plans with plant manager and HR. to focus on effective daily communication with direct reports and all in conversion/shipping to ensure all employees are informed of goals, progress/shortfalls, key business information and issues/resolution. Ensure follow-up on employee requests.  Utilize tools such as electronic boards, bulletin boards, plant meetings and small group meetings to communicate.


  • Minimum 7 – 10 years manufacturing managerial experience (minimum of 2 years in a leadership role).
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, management, or related fields
  • Experience with ISO or similar quality system
  • Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement methodology experience – Green Belt Certification preferred.
  • Problem solving skills. TOC experience a plus and preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills: inter-personal, written, presentation and facilitation.
  • Understanding of budgets, capital, and expense control.
  • Lead in a positive and engaging manner. Develop others.
  • Systems acumen.  Knowledge of ERP system.  Proficient at Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute plans.  Project management skills.
  • Team player.  Dependable.  Honest and trustworthy. Takes initiative.
  • Willingness to relocate domestically for future promotion opportunities preferred


Requisition id: 32079 

Relocation: No  

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: Cleveland

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