Avery Dennison Customer Product Development Generalist in New York, New York

Company Description

About Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global leader in pressure-sensitive and functional materials and labeling solutions for the retail apparel market. The company's applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major industry. With operations in more than 50 countries and more than 25,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers in the consumer packaging, graphical display, logistics, apparel, industrial and healthcare industries. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company reported sales of $6.1 billion in 2017. Learn more at www.averydennison.com

About Avery Dennison RBIS

Avery Dennison RBIS, a global leader in apparel and footwear industry solutions, is a $1.4 billion division of Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY). Avery Dennison RBIS provides intelligent creative and sustainable solutions that elevate brands and accelerate performance throughout the global retail supply chain. We elevate brands through graphic tickets, tags and labels, embellishments and packaging solutions that enhance consumer appeal. We accelerate performance through RFID enabled inventory and loss prevention solutions, price management, global compliance, and brand security solutions.

Based in Boston, Massachusetts Avery Dennison RBIS responsibly serves the global marketplace with operations in 115 locations, 50 countries, across 6 continents. For more information, visit www.rbis.averydennison.com.

Job Description

About Your Role

Customer Product Development (CPD) Generalists leads the product development process by defining new program requirements in collaboration with the sales teams, from point of initiation to customer approval. This position coordinates new developments across multiple customers and product lines. CPD Generalists provide product knowledge within our Heat Transfer, Woven, Printed Fabric, and Paper product lines by bringing insights, solutions, and options to the sales team and the customer. CPD Generalists partner closely with our Global Program Deployment (GPD) team to deploy new items into production.

Your Responsibilities

  • Partner with Commercial team on developing product opportunities to drive key initiatives and achieve sales objectives for assigned accounts.

  • Effectively manage product development process from customer briefing to artwork development, costing/pricing, sampling, and final approval.

  • Guide customers to the greatest value solution for their branding needs by gathering product specifications for new programs, or redesigns of existing programs, and re-engineering options to meet target prices.

  • Coordinate with GPD team and variable data end-to-end specialists to deploy new items to production.

  • Prepare global price proposals using established tools and guidelines and escalate price approval in competitive situations.

  • Participate in store audits, customer meetings and calls, and the creation of the selling narrative, as needed.

  • Remain current on industry trends and product innovations to effectively partner with customers in leveraging Avery Dennison solutions.



  • Technical knowledge of printing, weaving, heat transfer, variable data, and manufacturing strongly preferred.

  • 2+ years of experience in new product development.

  • Knowledge of the retail, apparel or label industries.

  • Passion for products, trends, insights, possibilities, and development.

  • Ability to establish and maintain strong customer relationships.

  • Demonstrated ability to be highly organized while managing multiple projects to completion against tight deadlines.

  • Highly effective oral and written communication and presentation skills. Thrive in a collaborative, matrixed environment, coordinating with multiple people and global functions.

  • High level of PC skills, including use of Word, Excel, ERP (Oracle preferred), pricing tools, product/customer databases.

  • Solid mathematical skills for pricing.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent knowledge gained through training and experience.

Additional Information

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.

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