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Avery Dennison Digital Solutions Product Manager in Dedham, Massachusetts

Company Description

ABOUT AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION:

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 INTELLIGENT LABELS:

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!

Job Description

As a Digital Solutions Product Manager you are responsible for vision, strategy, and delivering to market of new innovative digital solutions targeted for RBIS’s customers in the apparel industry. You will blend business and technical acumen in developing a digital product portfolio that creates value for Avery Dennison and it’s customers. You will develop new solution concepts and evolve existing solutions to meet market requirements, and you will own solution definition and roadmaps.

You will work in collaboration with sales/commercial and business development teams in support of sales and marketing efforts and to assess market and customer requirements, priorities, and competitive positioning. You will work with program management and software development teams to manage cost, complexity and schedule tradeoffs, and ensure development teams understand product vision and use cases in delivering solutions that meet market and customer requirements.

Activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Understanding apparel market trends with particular focus on digital transformation, including customers’ digital initiatives and competitive landscape

  • Defining and managing solutions roadmaps encompassing user experience, software, and services in positioning AD as market leaders

  • Working with software development teams to communicate the product vision, clarify use cases and requirements, and resolve questions and issues that arise during development

  • Developing and delivering presentations for internal and external audiences, including education and training of sales staff, training of support teams, and presentations with customer accounts

  • Engaging with customers for business opportunities, to present product vision and roadmap, understand customer requirements, and to provide support for commercial/sales teams

Qualifications

  • BS/MS Electrical Engineering or Computer Science degree

  • 7+ years of product management experience for digital and/or software solutions

  • Demonstrated success in owning and delivering SaaS and other digital solutions to market, with responsibility for managing multiple products/solutions simultaneously

  • Well versed in Agile development methodologies

  • Ability to make quick assessments and decision making to balance competing priorities in face of constraints and ambiguity

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) skills

  • Ability to collaborate effectively and work across a matrixed organization

  • Self-motivated and driven

  • Ability to be effective in working remotely and engaging with stakeholders via virtual meetings

  • Ability to travel 25%

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

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