Marketing Innovation Project Manager
Avery DennisonFull time Full day
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.
If you want to make a difference and help build the future, we are seeking a Marketing Innovation Manager to join our team. The primary objective of this newly created leadership role is to collaborate cross-functionally with product line teams, R&D, commercial finance, operations and procurement, leading the processes to develop Innovation (growth and cost out) annual targets, monitor progress, identify gaps and develop mitigation plans through pipeline and portfolio management.
This unique and critical role will also focus on developing and deploying programs and processes in the ideation and commercial management segments of the innovation system. We are seeking a continuous improvement enthusiast that has lean sigma experience to identify and innovate new ways of reducing waste and delivering more value to our customers.
Systematize the ideation process: launch and maintain the program and facilitate ideation sessions that will drive growth and cost out
Identify opportunities to improve and expand voice of the customer and sales engagement throughout the innovation system
Develop a sustainable process to evaluate and apply learnings of commercialized products
Identify and pilot new techniques and technologies to remove waste from our processes
Communicate to and influence all levels up, down, and across the organization as projects are cross-functional and highly visible
Assume leadership of the Innovation Council
Lead discussions with Product Line Teams, R&D, Commercial Finance, operations and procurement to monitor progress and identify & close gaps in achieving the innovation portfolio annual objectives in growth and cost out
Track and monitor innovation related metrics, collaborating with product line teams, R&D and commercial finance to deliver monthly innovation scorecards that include risk assessments, probability adjusted forecasting and executive summaries of business impact
Working in Google sheets and Excel, coordinate inputs from product line teams, R&D, and operations to update monthly growth and cost out forecasting, highlighting variances to plan
Participate in roadmapping and strategy deployment workshops
Help others embrace innovation and experimentation through rapid cycles of learning
Make decisions based on data and teach others to do the same
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Engineering or a related field. Advance degree, MBA with a concentration in innovation, project management or strategy preferred
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification required
Demonstrated ability to identify and eliminate waste, increasing value to internal and external customers
5 - 10 years of relevant job experience in the fields of lean, marketing or innovation processes with demonstrated project management skills
Be a strategic thinker, tactical executioner, and a role model for sustainable change with a penchant to go-figure-it-out
Strong analytical, data management and spreadsheet/Excel skills
Motivate others to accept process changes and encourage ownership and accountability
High energy, passion for excellence, bias for action. Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and sustain change, influence others
Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to effectively present complex topics in a concise manner across various audiences
Effective interpersonal skills dealing with people at various levels and in a variety of functions
Creativity, out of the norm thinking around what is possible
Self-driven and ability to rapidly adapt and respond to changes in environment and priorities
A passion for solving problems that get in the way of building the future
Travel - Up to ~25%
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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