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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



Strategic/Tactical Buyer

We are seeking a Strategic Buyer who will support our Purchasing Manager and Tactical Buying Team.

Responsibilities:

  1. Deliver the best total cost of acquisition for the business through sound procurement strategy
  2. Support supply chain objectives of PPV, VAVE, DPO, OTD
  3. Manage all aspects of our supply chain strategy and procurement decision-making in terms of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory and Cost.
  4. Support the global commodity strategy for supplier selection, working capital turns, supplier quality, direct material productivity and on-time delivery.
  5. Lead cross-department daily management to ensure full alignment between our functional Operating areas.
  6. Own and manage the sourcing of purchased components supporting New Product Launches, Strategic purchasing product work, Special Projects etc within our Purchasing Team.
  7. Work closely with our VSM’s and Planners to facilitate smooth transitions from concepts to full production
  8. Support the documentation and validation of all purchased parts from concept, quote through production approval (PPAP- Production Part Approval Process) and hand-off to Buyer or potentially place purchase yourself.
  9. Drive on-time-delivery for all actions and participate in risk mitigation/problem-solving activities when schedule changes occur
  10. Support the review and action planning process associated with end-of-life (EOL) and/or obsolete component management.
  11. Lead and manage cost improvement projects requiring significant engagement from marketing and operations Teams.
  12. Develop new supplier relationships and procurement channels necessary to support business and supply chain objectives
  13. Job Functions not limited to those listed above.

Qualifications Include:

  1. Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution, preferably in the area of Operations, Supply Chain Management or Business.
  2. 3-5 years of experience in a strategic sourcing role managing supplier relationships, facilitating supplier selection and sourcing new components, assemblies and systems
  3. Working knowledge of Material Requirements Planning
  4. Basic understanding of PPAP requirements (Production Part Approval Process)
  5. Basic understand of regulatory compliance and the impact to supply chain (REACH, RoHS)
  6. Understanding of inventory management principals and methods
  7. Experience in working with global suppliers
  8. ISM or APICS certification preferred
  9. Open, proactive, energetic and transparent verbal and written communication style
  10. Customer-focused attitude with a strong desire to work both independently but also as part of cross-functional teams
  11. Strong experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) required; Strong experience with Excel also required.
  12. Ability to travel 5% of time required, internationally if necessary.
  13. Ability to perform all essential job functions.

Requirements/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or related field
  • Results and process driven; possess excellent organization (written and oral), and presentation skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to negotiate, multi-task, and drive improvements
  • Strong computer skills, specifically with EXCEL, database analysis, and experience working with ERP/MRP systems
  • Strong Knowledge of supply chain principles and sourcing
  • SVHC compliance experience is preferred (Substance of very high concern)

Job Function: Supply Chain & Logistics
Primary Location: North America-North America-United States-NJ-Carlstadt
Schedule: Full-time

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Textile Machine Operator

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

Pantone has been the world leader in color communication and specification for over fifty years. Pantone’s products and services are used by designers and manufacturers in many industries – from graphic design and print to apparel and product design – to ensure accurate color from inspiration to realization.

The Machine Operator is expected to:

  • Loading and unloading of textile dyeing machines
  • Cut and sew fabric utilized for specific jobs.
  • Extraction of fabric, fabric drying and cutting samples of recently dyed colors.
  • Learn all aspects of the dyeing cycle from start to finish.
  • Weigh dyes and Chemicals for dyeing of colors.
  • Perform heavy lifting; up to 50 lbs.
  • Maintain a clean work area. Perform daily and weekly 5S tasks in all work areas.
  • Perform daily and weekly preventative maintenance on machines on platform.
  • Provide feedback on processes / standard work procedures that align with DBS best team wins.
  • Be flexible with new workflows and change management; live the concept of continuous improvement
  • Assist in cycle counting
  • Strong attention to detail

Education and Experience Required:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • At least one year of Machine Operator experience
  • General Computer Skills: Excel / Microsoft office
  • Mapics +
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus

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

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Vice President, Marketing

Position Overview:

Direct all marketing functions for Pantone business worldwide to drive profitable and sustainable growth in support of strategic business plan. The VP of Marketing will play an integral role in growing Pantone brand awareness, increasing B2B and B2C market penetration for all product and service categories in all regions of the world. Reporting to VP/GM.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  1. Work closely with General Manager in developing and executing the annual strategic plan, from the gathering of critical and relevant inputs (market and competitive analysis, key changes, voice of customer) to the synthesis into differentiated and defensible strategy that delivers value to target customers, including insightful market segmentation, positioning and targeting with clearly defined business priorities
  2. Responsible for the Pantone brand, shaping and refining its definition and expanding its equity. Involve in all decisions were brand equity is in play, setting boundaries and guidelines for use and safeguard
  3. Lead product management, (a) driving key decisions of the Pantone offering (products and services), including product development direction (refinement, derivatives and true innovations) based on an in-depth understanding of customer needs and competitive landscape; and (b) engaging with Sales channels to drive successful launches and ongoing profitable sales growth.
  4. Lead marketing communications, driving (a) brand awareness and primary demand creation (advertising, public relations, social media, search engine optimization, mass emails, trade shows, events and webinars, and telemarketing); and (b) creating and maintaining content and digital assets to use and leverage across all commercial functions.
  5. In conjunction and coordination with Sales, (a) create and execute demand generation plans, directing marketing communication activities and campaigns to secure an agreed % of incremental revenue; and (b) create and implement CRM-based best practices/standard of lead-to-order process to create, assign, track and measure resulting qualified leads to opportunities to revenue.
  6. Lead trade marketing, to drive dealer growth and support dealer network, based on (a) building and providing relevant assets and tools, (b) productizing and training winning commercial practices; and (c) in conjunction with Sales, drive channel expansion supporting identification and on-boarding of new partners.
  7. Own strategic pricing, by (a) leading the creation and execution of action plans to deliver 1.5% of annual price impact, based on price increases and discount management; and (b) defining and refining pricing for product and services, based on value proposition and competitive landscape
  8. Drive adoption and implementation of effective daily management tools and standard work in all marketing functions and activities, leveraging DBS tools set and benchmarking best practices in Danaher and external companies.

General Requirements/experience:

  1. 10+ years experience in senior marketing roles with B2B and B2C experience in setting with complex sales channels (direct, distributors, eCom). Sales, Services and/or Brand Licensing experience a plus
  2. Experience in product management, including product development of physical and digital products and services
  3. Experience in process development, including productizing and disseminating best commercial practices
  4. Proven expertise and success in traditional and non-traditional marketing communication elements (print and digital advertising, public relations, social media, search engine optimization, mass emails, trade shows, events and webinars, telemarketing, etc.)
  5. Experience in creating and implementing demand generation processes and plans, with hard metrics to track activity and results
  6. Experience building, nurturing and retaining productive and engaged teams, including direct reports, matrix-based adjacent associates, and external partners, in global settings
  7. Comfortable and effective interacting with senior management, partners, customers and end-users, from small settings to large events, including public speaking
  8. A proven track record of driving profitable revenue and market share growth, demonstrated over a sustained period of time.
  9. Strong communication skills; sense of urgency; customer focused; adaptive to change; strategic and tactical; continuous improvement engine
  10. Knowledge / experience with design market and color expertise, a plus
  11. Experience in commercial and foundational DBS toolset a plus
  12. MBA Graduate Degree preferred, with relevant undergraduate degree

Reporting Structure:

The VP of Marketing will report directly to the VP/GM of Pantone and will manage 4-6 (direct and indirect) associates.


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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