Avery Dennison Product Segment Specialist in Greensboro, North Carolina
Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical, and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs more than 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2020 were $7.0 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
ABOUT AVERY DENNISON SMARTRAC:
Built on a legacy of innovation and materials science, Avery Dennison has embarked on a new era of opportunity. This is an opportunity to take the functional and traditional label and enable it with digital technologies that can give every item a unique digital identity and digital life.
This “intelligence applied” technology has the capability to enable a world of connected everything. A world where the 'who, what and where' of every physical, become points of irrefutable fact and absolute visibility. Provenance, authenticity, sourcing, history, real-time location; guaranteed for businesses and consumers throughout the entire supply chain and all the way to the home. At its most simple, a company with a legacy in “making labels” becomes a category-leading technology company making the Internet of Things a positive, transformative, world-wide reality for all of us. The label has always told us something about the product. Now it can tell us everything.
In February 2020, Avery Dennison acquired Smartrac, a leading manufacturer of RFID products. Combined with the Intelligent Labels business, we will leverage our deep industry knowledge and know-how in technology and innovation, R&D, quality and service to drive RFID and technology adoption across multiple industries. And we want you to be part of our journey!
Avery Dennison (AD) is seeking a Product Segment Specialist (PSS) to join the Avery Dennison Smartrac (ADSMT) Product Management team. The Product Segment Specialist will support our RFID product portfolio for key segments of the apparel industry. Specifically, an ADSMT PSS is responsible for supporting the development of the portfolio of products necessary to meet the needs across a range of strategic customers within the apparel industry. This portfolio is comprised of products across relevant RFID product lines (UHF tags, HF/NFC tags, sensors tags, etc.). This position reports to the Product Segment Manager of Apparel.
The candidate for this role will:
Support the market development managers and strategy teams to assess market dynamics and requirements, internal capabilities, and technology trends to proactively define innovative and disruptive RFID products that resonate across a broad range of strategic customers,
Support the Market Development managers, Strategy, Product line managers and other cross functional teams in defining and managing RFID portfolio and product roadmaps and requirements informed by business needs across key customers, as well as market and technology trends, internal expertise/capabilities/innovations, and competitive product intelligence,
Support and maintain the existing product portfolio in terms of documenting new RFID products, rejuvenating high-runner RFID products and replacing obsolete RFID products
Responsible for supporting the process of gathering and synthesizing ideas/concepts for new products and evaluating their potential to create competitive advantage.
3-5 years of professional experience within the apparel or related industry within a product portfolio or lifecycle management function. Will take into consideration prior experience within strategic, commercial, product/process development, service bureau, and/or functions,
Demonstrate success in product lifecycle management from concept to customer, especially as it relates to product roadmap and business case development, product innovation and requirements definition, new product development prioritization, product go-to-market, product end-of-life/transitions, and product portfolio optimization,
Excellent organizational, project management skills, with an ability to openly convey information to team members and cross-functional stakeholders in a timely, concise manner,
Ability to solve problems through effective communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills (Google Slides, PowerPoint, etc.),
Command of qualitative market research skills and industry knowledge and use of related tools and databases,
Strong business and financial acumen needed with demonstrated skills and knowledge of qualitative and quantitative problem-solving techniques including effective use of business analytics and related tools (Google Sheets, Excel, BI tools, etc.),
Innovative, creative, and intuitive with courage to lean forward (willing to think “outside the box” and take calculated risks exploring new ideas and domains,
Able to travel requirements up to 25% of time both domestic and international,
Flexible, assertive, persuasive, persistent within in a global, matrixed, fast paced organization,
Self-disciplined, agile, timely and results-driven, able to thrive in dynamic work environments,
BS in technical or engineering field with relevant business and customer-facing experience.
RFID and technical solutions experience strongly preferred.
Previous experience working as part of an international team preferred.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled