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Career Opportunities

Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite Incorporated, is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries. The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.

X-Rite Company Description X-Rite, an Operating Company of Danaher Corporation, is the global leader in color science and technology. X-Rite develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite’s expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical.

Danaher Corporation Overview Danaher is a Fortune 200, NYSE-listed, science and technology leader that designs, manufactures and markets innovative products and services to professional, medical, industrial and commercial customers. The Danaher Business System provides a foundation to our 63,000 associates around the world, serving customers in more than 125 countries. In 2012, we generated $18.3 billion of revenue from five reporting segments: Test & Measurement, Environmental, Dental, Life Sciences & Diagnostics, and Industrial Technologies.

To apply for jobs within the X-Rite/Pantone company, you will need to submit your application through the applicant tracking tool of our parent company, Danaher.


Available Positions



Value Stream Manager - Graphics

Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary or X-Rite Incorporated, a Danaher Company, is seeking an experience Value Stream Manager for our Graphics Division location in Carlstadt, NJ. The objective of this role will be to set and lead the achievement of Graphics operational and supply chain objectives for the PANTONE site. Responsible for managing and driving results for Graphics operations, including manufacturing, production planning and scheduling, quality control, and supply chain in support of safety, quality, delivery, inventory and cost / productivity targets (SQDIP). This specifically includes the implementation of Lean Manufacturing processes and the development of a Lean organization.

I. SCOPE AND IMPACT OF POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position significantly impacts the Company’s ability to be globally competitive in the areas of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Growth. This position is also instrumental in the development of a base of Company associates with a solid understanding of our operating philosophy. This position is a key leadership position within the Company, with high visibility, ideally suited to candidates with long-term promotability to a Director of Operations or General Manager position after achieving sustainable results at Pantone.

II. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for all areas of Graphics operations (manufacturing, supply chain, quality control, and production scheduling/planning). Communicate progress through focused meetings with staff and Director of Operations.
  • Achieve Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, and Cost/Productivity targets through use of Danaher Business System (DBS) methods including active problem solving and Kaizen.
  • Lead improvements in inventory and Purchase Price Variance (PPV) initiatives resulting in positive improvements in working capital and margins.
  • Work with suppliers to ensure inventory and PPV goals are met.
  • Build and develop a World Class Operations team capable of meeting current and future business objectives, to include providing mentoring, career development planning and succession planning for the operations organization.
  • Use human resource processes/sytems for employee performance, development, etc..
  • Understand critical details and drive systemic, prioritized activities for goal achievement.
  • Execute strategic plan and policy deployment through the proper tactical processes, employee engagement and hands-on leadership.
  • Professionally represent Pantone operations in customer-facing interactions.
  • Maintain area, equipment, and facilities to provide and sustain a safe and quality-working environment supportive of maximum efficiency, productivity, and return on investment.
  • Job duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to those listed.

III. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Undergraduate degree in Operations/Supply Chain Management or Engineering, is desired. MBA is desired.
  • At least 5 years of manufacturing management experience within a high mix and metric driven environment, required. Plant/Operations daily management, process development and organizational development experience in a Lean/Pull operations environment, required.
  • Experience with utilizing lean methodology and tools to improve operations, required.
  • Experience in directly managing multiple functions (supply chain, operations, facilities, quality), required.
  • Experience setting and managing to budgets, required.
  • Demonstrated success in a Supply Chain management role to include yearly material savings and inventory goals, required.
  • Experience in a textile dyeing and/or printing operation, desirable.

IV. QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty exceptionally. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • A demonstrated track record of success in manufacturing management within metric driven, stretch goal environment with yearly improvement goals.
  • Demonstrated success in using metric / Key Performance Indicator (KPI) review forums/meetings to drive accountability and execution through the team.
  • Detailed understanding of Lean manufacturing tools and concepts with the leadership ability to drive their execution and sustainment.
  • Success in managing through influence, persuasion, coaching and counseling and working effectively in as a team.
  • Demonstrated ability as a change agent.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly in a variety of settings and styles.
  • Excellent leadership gravitas and followership.
  • Demonstrated aptitude in organization development through a combination of effective talent planning, associate development, and “top grading,” when necessary.
  • Familiarity with various technical manufacturing processes. Comfortable in a highly complexity manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management.

Job Function:Manufacturing & Operations
Primary Location: North America-North America-United States-NJ-Carlstadt
Schedule: Full-time

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Process Engineer

Pantone LLC, a division of X-Rite, a Danaher Company, has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Process Engineer in our Carlstadt, New Jersey facility.

Develop and improve processes & test methods. Work with VSM and key personnel to assure smooth production of products with highest obtainable quality and productivity. Maintain product integrity throughout the product life cycle.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop, implement and maintain methods, operation sequences, and processes with Pantone operations, with emphasis in Textile Value Stream.
  • Analyze and trouble shoot product yield and quality issues. Interface with multiple disciplines to resolve problems.
  • Work on problems of diverse scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors leading to root cause and development of permanent corrective action. Exercise judgment within defined practices and procedures to determine appropriate action.
  • Make recommendations for equipment, tools and process requirements of new or existing product lines.
  • Maintain records and reporting systems for coordination of manufacturing operations.
  • Create, review and approve Manufacturing Operations Sheets (MOS) to ensure Quality and manufacturability of products are maintained.
  • Review productivity and determine time standards with production/operations as well as design engineering to improve efficiency.
  • Assist Manufacturing, Quality, and allied functions during product development, creating labor and material standards and work instructions to better understand the new product requirements from an operations perspective.
  • Ensure the departments maintains compliance for all operations, methods, tooling, processes, work instructions, test equipment and training.
  • Job functions include, but are not limited to those listed above.

General Requirements::

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical/Industrial Engineering or other related Engineering discipline.
  • Manufacturing/Process Engineer 5+ years’ experience in continuous improvement environment. Dyeing or Printing Facility experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures, test processes and cost reduction techniques. Lean Manufacturing is a plus.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and analytical thinking.
  • Ability to use software applications to problem solve & communicate results. Proficiency in statistical applications (JMP, Minitab) is plus
  • Demonstrated ability to understand technical drawings and Geometric Dimensional and Tolerance (GD&T)
  • Demonstrated understanding and implementing Statistical Process Control (SPC) and similar controls.
  • Demonstrated analytical problem solving and process improvement using Design of Experiments and Six Sigma methods a plus. Certified Black Belt desirable.
  • Work under minimal supervision with ability to Multi-Task and handle several concurrent projects in a deadline, KPI driven environment
  • Team-Oriented – Good Team Leadership/Facilitation Skills

Job Function:Engineering
Primary Location: North America-North America-United States-NJ-Carlstadt
Schedule: Full-time

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Digital Product Manager

The Digital Product Manager is responsible to drive profitable growth based on crafting and executing the Pantone digital asset strategy within the Pantone’s overarching brand positioning as the universal language of color. The candidate will use a start-up mindset and digital product management skillset to drive development and launch of breakthrough Pantone digital libraries, ancillary functionality, and ecosystem interfaces to expand the use of the Pantone color systems. This position is for a multi-dimensional person who is passionate about technology, creativity and innovation, as well as grounded in business, strategy and product management in the dynamic world of color and appearance.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Direction
Define a defensible and differentiated positioning and overall framework that provides meaningful value for the customer base and technology partners, based on:

  • Mapping customer base and identifying most attractive customer segments and applications
  • Understanding the relevant competitive landscape for different verticals and applications
  • Leveraging existing physical and digital color assets and solutions using those assets
  • Flagging ecosystem partners that can expand or reinforce its adoption

Product Roadmap
Create and drive prioritized development of the digital library and functionality roadmaps by

  • Securing an in-depth understanding of customer needs and usage cases
  • Studying Pantone current offering and delivery mechanisms (e.g. own solution, plug-in, API, etc.)
  • Understanding offering and functionality of relevant competitors and close substitutes
  • Understanding of market and technology trends

Product Development Process Leadership
Lead/coordinate the development of new features and products following stage-gate standard processes, including::

  • Steward projects though Accelerated Product Development standard processes
  • Coordinate cross-functional teams to achieve objectives and timelines with visual action plans, daily management principles, and kaizen events
  • Validate customer workflows, needs, and barriers through development phases
  • Align project timelines with marketing and sales via launch excellence processes

Revenue Generation
Establish commercial elements to drive revenue generation by providing access to digital libraries and ancillary functionality

  • Define pricing structures, licensing and distribution mechanisms
  • Establish value propositions with monetization models for technology partners and end users
  • Establish business models to enable selling and delivery of products through channels
  • Work with Marketing in creating relevant content to articulate concepts, value props for typical use cases, and distribute for use on applicable channels and verticals

Digital Asset Management
In close partnership with Technical functions, establish guidelines to manage digital colors across verticals and applications, including:

  • Define parameters for color records (master and dependent) and overall architecture
  • Establish process to create, maintain and expand color libraries, both public and private access and usage
  • Build and/or secure relevant intellectual property to manage libraries appropriately
  • Set up permission and licensing mechanisms to enable controlled monetizing of the libraries

Ecosystem Partnerships
Work with Business Development functions, to identify, prioritize, set up and maintain sustainable technology partnerships to drive adoption of digital libraries

  • Within all solutions within Pantone, X-Rite, Esko, MediaBeacon and AVT
  • By systematically reaching to prioritized ecosystem technology leaders
  • By opportunistically working with interested parties

Other Activities

  • Contribute to annual strategic plan process

General Requirements/ Experience:

  • 5+ years experience in product management, product marketing, or product development for digital products
  • Experience in building partnerships and connectivity with technology providers
  • Comfortable and effective interacting with channel partners, customers and end-users, from small settings to large events, with global scale
  • A proven track record of driving profitable revenue and market share growth, demonstrated over a sustained period of time
  • Strong communication skills; sense of urgency; customer focused; adaptive to change; strategic and tactical; continuous improvement mentality; self-starter
  • Knowledge / experience with design market and color expertise, a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Engineering, or related degree. Advanced degree and/or MBA is preferred.

Reporting Structure: will report directly to the VP Product Management


Job Function:Marketing
Primary Location: North America-North America-United States-NJ-Carlstadt
Schedule: Full-time

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Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including health care, environment and industrial. With more than 20 operating companies, Danaher’s globally diverse team of over 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 2,000% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team!


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