Avery Dennison Product Manager in Mentor, Ohio
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 32,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2020 were $7.0 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
Primary Responsibilities and Essential Job Functions:
Supports the sales team in the execution and implementation of agreed upon annual sales and marketing plans.
Develops and maintains knowledge of target markets in terms of technologies used and strategic positioning. Applies this knowledge to identify portfolio strategies to drive incremental growth. Handle product intelligence, research, forecasts of product volume, specs, features, and benefits.
In conjunction with strategic marketing, develops product life cycle plans with clearly defined product introductions and rationalizations to ensure a competitive product portfolio. Defines product positioning as well as product features, performance requirements, and required testing.
Works with strategic marketing and marketing communications to develop an effective mix of promotional materials. Provides leadership in the development of product literature and technical reports for new and existing products. Develops and presents training materials for both internal and external customers.
Active member of key account and developmental teams for Avery Dennison Medical.
Collaborate with R&D to provide solutions for customer’s product and application needs. Helps to drive projects to completion.
Overall objectives will be aligned with those of the business unit for meeting corporate revenue and profitability goals of the business unit. Handles key account product lines to ensure product and sales growth in their markets.
Drives global pricing plans for the portfolio. Understands costs, value, and regional pricing requirements. Establishes list pricing as well as reviews and provides input into special pricing requests.
Ensures delivery of products at risk in conjunction with Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement.
Identifies new procedures/processes, maintains stocking and inventory levels, supports promotional efforts, and resolves quality/delivery, etc. issues.
Interacts with Operations, Sales, R&D, Supply Chain, Procurement, Trade Compliance, and RA/QA to ensure sales goals are achieved.
Works closely with other Avery divisions to bring materials into the portfolio to support the business.
Understands and ensures compliance with cGMP, ISO 13485, and FDA 21 CFR Part 820 regulations.
Performs other tasks as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree required (preferably in science, engineering, marketing or business) or equivalent experience. MBA preferred.
2-5 years experience in marketing, sales, or technical service preferred. Experience working in matrixed global teams is preferred
Must possess product, application, and end user knowledge as well as an understanding of how decisions are made in the value chain. Medical device experience is preferred.
Able to champion new ideas, with excellent organizational, people, and project management skills, with an ability to openly convey information to team members in a timely, concise manner.
Understanding of business/portfolio planning, tactical implementation, as well as commercialization processes in both B2B and branded environments.
Self-starter and collaborative teammate. Self-motivated with a high level of energy and demonstrate eye for business in areas of decision-making and conflict resolution.
Ability to implement and effectively handle multiple projects during a given time frame.
Ability to advocate for a defined portfolio and communicate complex ideas effectively with customers, sales, marketing peers, and management.
Strong abilities to lead presentations or training.
Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills.
Consistent record of developing and maintaining relationships in teams with varied strengths and markets
Possess positive individual leadership qualities and assertiveness in influencing others.
Who we are!
- Our Story:
Avery dennison is everywhere you look:
We not only embrace change… we drive it.
Our culture is innovative and collaborative - where bold ideas turn into action.
We are committed to workplace diversity, both for employees and for the business.
We are a force for good, embedded in industries and communities worldwide.
We are challenging ourselves and others to reach higher and think bigger to improve the quality of all life.
Avery Dennison is a great place to work for everyone.
Structured learning and development
Competitive total rewards
Commitment to Sustainability
At Avery Dennison we do what we love and we love what we do.
We look forward to receiving your application.
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.
If you require accommodations to view or apply for a job, alternative methods are available to submit an application. Please contact 440.534.6080 or email@example.com to discuss reasonable accommodations.
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