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Associate Product Manager, Paper/VI

Company: Avery Dennison
Location: Mentor
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Company Description

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

Job Description

Avery Dennison is seeking an Associate Product Manager to join the Label and Graphic Materials Group organization. This role is aligned to the Label and Packaging Materials business and is responsible for planning and managing the P&L and commercial strategy for the Prime Paper and Variable Information portfolios. The successful candidate will provide vision and direction to the organization and drive execution to achieve the strategic and P&L goals for these product portfolios. This position will be based in Mentor, Ohio.

Key Responsibilities Support and/or lead the development of segment insights and corresponding innovations, technology trends and new products to meet the needs of the customers and end users.
Provide input to the strategic and annual operating plans; collaborate with a cross-functional team to meet evolving market needs.
Utilize the A3/Strategy deployment process to communicate key strategies and tactics in addition to executing against them.
Provide daily pricing guidance/approval to the sales team.
Execute a portfolio management approach to optimize growth and profitability; drive and influence strategies where logical.
Support and/or lead execution of multi-generation product plans including collaboration with:
Marcom and Sales on product promotions, training, sell sheets, data sheets and other sales tools and communication of product and service program changes
R&D, Supply Chain and Sales in the development/implementation of service and product strategies.
Manage critical value chain relationships with key customers, end users and third party influencers.
Develop & implement pricing guidelines to maximize product line growth & profitability.

Bachelor's degree within a business discipline Min 2 years product management, product development or product commercialization experience
Hands-on experience with product, customer and/or competitor analytics
Ability to influence & execute among an informal, cross-functional team in a matrixed organization
Interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with various stakeholders who may have competing interests
Proven project leadership and critical thinking skills; ability to manage time effectively on several simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to "think out of the box" and develop creative solutions

Marketing degree
2 years of prior technical or commercial experience in pressure sensitive label materials/market or comparable manufacturing industry preferred
Sales experience

Travel 25%

Avery Dennison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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.

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Keywords: Avery Dennison, Mentor , Associate Product Manager, Paper/VI, Executive , Mentor, Ohio

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