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C4C Commodities Manager



Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Company Description

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.

Avery Dennison Retail Branding and Information Solutions (RBIS), a global leader in apparel and footwear industry solutions, is a $2.2 billion division of Avery Dennison. We provide intelligent creative and sustainable solutions that elevate brands and accelerate performance throughout the global retail supply chain. We elevate brands through graphic tickets, tags and labels, embellishments and packaging solutions that enhance consumer appeal. We accelerate performance through radio frequency identification (RFID)-enabled inventory, loss prevention solutions, price management, global compliance and brand security solutions. Based in Westborough, Massachusetts, Avery Dennison RBIS responsibly serves the global marketplace with operations in 115 locations and 50 countries, across six continents. For more information, visit www.rbis.averydennison.com.

Job Description


  • Develop World Class Purchasing processes (in harmony with Director of Global Procurement) and manage C4C suppliers and serve as back-up to Converting Materials Commodity Manager. From those processes, ensure adequate on time delivery and 100% lead time and forecast accuracy for your selected suppliers (approx. 7-10). Work with Corporate Quality to ensure that all requirements are communicated and met by suppliers of your responsibility. Negotiate annual pricing agreements and spot buy pricing and lead times to support production at lowest costs.


  • Ensure that C4C team is supported in parallel with Global Procurement processes
  • Source qualified suppliers and products within China to support China Commercial opportunities
  • Ensure all suppliers are in compliance with all applicable processes and procedures
  • Analyze inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste, or optimize customer service
  • Provide leadership and guidance to support factory KPI’s and develop annual budget and cost savings initiatives
  • Other task assigned by supervisor


  • Act as global representative of the corporate purchasing function
  • Interact with Sites and GSC on all order related inquiries
  • Provide dynamic balancing of order fulfillment, product development, machine maintenance, process improvement, and capital project tasks
  • Participate on the Department Leadership team to drive cross department improvements and policy decisions


  • Act as global representative with raw material suppliers, when required
  • Participate in supplier audits as laid out by corporate quality and purchasing
  • Interface with suppliers to optimize delivery times or costs to meet customer demand



  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, or experience and education combination
  • 5-10 years manufacturing experience with preferred experience in Purchasing/Materials Management
  • Preferred 3 years’ experience with Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma
  • Ability to solve practical problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to work in a team environment and lead new projects
  • High degree of organization and ability to manage multiple priorities based on business needs
  • Strong demonstrated critical thinking and logic skills, problem solving, attention to detail and a strong sense of urgency
  • Excellent situation analysis and negotiation skills
  • Strong organizational, time management skills
  • Ability to think outside the box, work under pressure and handle problems independently or as part of a team
  • Fluent in English including writing and speaking

Additional Information

AVERY DENNISON IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER. 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.