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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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E-Commerce Manager

The E-Commerce Manager is responsible for managing revenue targets and unit sales performance of the e-commerce business, specifically focusing on Pantone.com and other relevant country or regional e-commerce platforms.

The E-Commerce Manager will be responsible for managing and optimizing key revenue driving activities, and providing input for digital advertising, search engine marketing, web optimization, and retargeting programs. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in e-commerce, digital marketing, and data analytics and thrives in measurement-driven environments.

This role reports to the Americas Sales Director with a dotted line to the EMEA Sales Director and Global E-commerce Lead, and strong working relationships with the marketing, sales operations, and web teams.

Responsibilities

On a daily basis:

  • Update spreadsheets according to company practices, reporting on e-commerce KPIs: revenue, orders, average order value, conversion, traffic (North America websites and 6 websites serving EMEA)
  • Forecast upcoming business by day, month, quarter, and report to Global E-commerce Lead and Regional Sales Directors

On a weekly basis and as needed, perform sales optimization tasks:

  • Spot trends and gaps in KPIs
  • Analyze Google Analytics data and identify opportunities for optimization
  • Work with internal stakeholders to plan, execute, and track promotions to uplift revenue
  • Make recommendations on digital marketing (SEO, Paid Search, CRO, Email Marketing) and site optimization (user experience)
  • Work with web team/search marketing agency to plan and implement site improvements and overall e-commerce enhancements

Requirement/Skills:

  • 5+ years of e-commerce experience in roles with advancing responsibility from companies with similar or higher level of volume and complexity
  • Advanced knowledge of Google Analytics, search engine marketing & retargeting, and e-commerce best practices – including merchandising, funnel analysis, and related disciplines
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel; the ability to quickly master Excel-based business and reporting tools
  • Strong track record of managing and meeting sales forecasting expectations
  • Demonstrated ability to examine, understand, and report on patterns in data
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business or related field
  • Relevant experience in brand, fashion, graphic art, or design related industries
  • Successful working experience in team setting, matrix-based organizations, complemented by agencies
  • Experience with A/B testing tools, DOMO, and other digital analysis tools, strong plusses
  • Focus, passion, and the ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, data-driven environment
  • Location: Carlstadt, New Jersey

Reporting Structure: will report directly to the VP Product Management


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

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Shipping and Receiving Coordinator

Pantone LLC, a division of X-Rite, a Danaher Company, has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Shipping and Receiving Coordinator 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 Shipping and Receiving Coordinator is expected to:

  • Physically pick/pack/process all customer orders in a fast paced environment, meeting or exceeding customer expectations – if sales gets the order, we ship it on-time!
  • Process shipments via UPS Worldship, FedEx Ship Manager, DHL and USPS systems – we are a systems driven business
  • Prepare import/export documentation in accordance with custom rules/regulations – over 50% of our shipments are international
  • Process all incoming shipments/materials – can’t make it if you don’t bring it in!
  • Assist in cycle counting – gotta know how many we have at all times
  • Move materials using pallet jacks and by hand, up to 50 lbs

The Ideal Candidate Will:

  • Have a strong attention to detail
  • Have good computer skills and be open to learning new systems – did I mention we are a systems driven company?
  • Be a vocal leader, not afraid to make suggestions for improvement – we believe that the best team wins…the best ideas come from the team doing the work
  • Work well in a professional, service driven department – Other than safety, the customer is our top priority!
  • Be flexible with new workflows and change management; live the concept of continuous improvement – Come be a part of making our company better!
  • Be able to take instruction in written and spoken English; bilingual English/Spanish is a plus
  • Be comfortable operating light equipment for material movement – We will train you how to do it, don’t worry!

Other Reasons to Join Our Team?

  • Great opportunities for growth – promotions and added responsibility are possible within 12 months for the right candidate.
  • Highly profitable and stable company
  • Holiday & Overtime pay
  • Bi-Weekly pay schedule
  • Great benefits
  • On-the-job training and skill development
  • Employee Assistance Program

Education and Experience Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1-5 years of warehousing experience

Reporting Structure: will report directly to the VP Product Management


Job Function:Supply Chain & Logistics
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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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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