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Plant Manager
Sealed Air Corporation | Olympia, Washington
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Job Description

Sealed Air Corporation creates a world that feels, tastes and works better. In 2016, the Company generated revenue of approximately $6.8 billion by helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions, Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning and Diversey® cleaning and hygiene solutions, enables a safer and less wasteful food supply chain, protects valuable goods shipped around the world, and improves health through clean environments. Sealed Air has approximately 23,000 employees who serve customers in 171 countries. To learn more, visit  www.sealedair.com.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Regional Plant Manager, the Renton Plant Manager is responsible and accountable for effectively planning, directing, and coordinating all activities of the plant operations, which include safety, environmental, quality, production, logistics and cost control.   This is a rotational position/assignment and will be used to develop talent within Sealed Air. Successful candidates will need to be flexible with relocation. After completion of this assignment (approx. 3-4 years), the successful candidate may be assigned to another position in another location based on availability of opportunities at the time.



  • Identifies and develops a plant operating plan that is consistent with and supports the business plan.
  • Determines what resources are required to successfully execute the plan.
  • Ensures standards for product quality, equipment and operator performance are maintained and that cost-effective technology is used to maximize production.
  • Develops, monitors, and reports on operating cost within functional areas.
  • Develops and initiates the direction and necessary resources to establish leading edge safety and environmental performance objectives.
  • Leads and directs the development and deployment of key operational initiatives for Lean Six Sigma (factory utilization improvement, process capability enhancement, customer satisfaction, employee involvement, etc.) in support of Supply Chain, vision and values.
  • Sets the standards, communicates and achieves clear and measurable expectations of performance for the operation as well as direct reports.
  • Takes the lead as agent for positive change, including raising the bar on objectives to attain and sustain Lean Six Sigma status
  • Develops a culture that leverages customer relationships/satisfaction, encourages active communication, employee engagement, and talent development.
  • Works with sales/marketing, engineering and customers to understand and meet their needs.
  • The Plant Manager will demonstrate commitment to excellence inspiring, supporting, facilitating and communicating to others the drive toward zero injuries, zero waste, growth with customer, and financial achievement through leading edge operational practice.



  • BS/BA degree required
  • Must have minimum 10 years industry related experience



  • 8 years in management role is desired
  • Excellent communication, organization and presentation skills
  • Manufacturing operations and factory management experience
  • Ability to develop, monitor, and report key performance metrics and recommend corrective action as appropriate
  • Must excel in planning and establishing priorities while demonstrating flexibility and the ability to multi-task
  • Must be adept at all phases of manufacturing processes:  Concept Refinement, Technology, Systems Development, Production and Deployment, Operations and Support
  • Experience with leading and managing a diverse workforce

 All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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