Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison Sr. Product Manager, Specialty in Mentor, Ohio

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing 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 approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2018 were $7.2 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

Avery Dennison is seeking a Senior Product Manager to join the Label and Graphic Materials North America Marketing organization. This role is aligned to the Label and Packaging Materials business and is responsible for planning and running the P&L and commercial strategy for the Reclosure portfolio within the Specialty Product Line Team. You will provide vision and direction to the organization and drive action and execution to achieve the strategic and P&L goals for this product portfolio. You will personally handle strategy and execution of the Reclosure portfolio and lead the Reclosure Team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of people including a Business Development Manager and a Technical Leader.

  • Develop strategic and annual operating plans and lead efforts of a cross-functional team to meet evolving customer and market needs.

  • Lead the development of a 5-year technology and product roadmap that will deliver growth and profitability over the strategic plan period.

  • Execute a portfolio management approach to assigned products to optimize growth and profitability incorporating global approach where logical.

  • Lead customer and internal communication strategy and implementation including promotions, selling tools, e-marketing campaigns, and lead generation tools.

  • Lead execution of multi-generation product plans including: new product introductions and line extensions, product re-engineering and cost out, product promotions, training and other sales tools and communication of product and service program changes.

  • Develop & execute strategies to expand into new market segments using current and new product platforms.

  • Develop & implement pricing strategies to maximize product line growth & profitability.

  • Collaborate with sales force and market segment managers to support growth and/or product development initiatives.

  • Collaborate with Supply Chain and Sales in the development/implementation of service strategies & programs for assigned product line


  • Bachelor’s degree required (Marketing degree preferred).

  • MBA preferred.

  • 8+ years related business experience, including sales and marketing.

  • 5+ years product management experience

  • 3+ years people leadership experience

  • Prior expertise in the packaging industry is preferred

  • Ability to generate support and excitement among an informal, cross-functional team in a matrixed organization.

  • Strong financial and business insight with consistent record of results.

  • Experience with product development and product commercialization processes.

  • Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation abilities.

  • Strong teamwork and relationship building skills.

  • Possess leadership, mentoring, training and project management experience and skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal, people, and project management skills, with an ability to openly convey information to team members in a timely, concise manner.

  • Effective negotiation skills.

  • Strong customer focus and orientation.

  • 20% - 30% Travel

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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

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