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Brand Manager



Marketing & Communications
Downers Grove, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides a wide range of branding and information solutions that optimize labor and supply chain efficiency, reduce waste, advance sustainability, circularity and transparency, and better connect brands and consumers. Our products and solutions include labeling and functional materials, radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, software applications that connect the physical and digital, and a variety of products and solutions that enhance branded packaging and carry or display information that improves the customer experience. Serving an array of industries worldwide — including home and personal care, apparel, general retail, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive — we employ approximately 35,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Our reported sales in 2023 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

We are seeking a dynamic, self-driven, and detail-oriented Brand Manager to play a crucial role in enhancing our brand's impact in the apparel industry. As a Brand Manager, you will leverage your knowledge, creativity, and strategic mindset to drive business growth and customer satisfaction. This role requires an individual capable of leading complex project management, defining new program requirements, managing end-to-end sales processes, and maintaining customer relationships.

Your Responsibilities:

  1. Understand and influence customer's business model and objectives to ensure their success.

  2. Oversee and manage the product development process from customer briefing to final approval, deployment, and order acceptance.

  3. Oversee the end-to-end sales process, including inventory reports, customer sales reports, and product development trackers using digital systems and processes (Oracle SalesCloud, Oracle Commerce Cloud, Eloqua, pricing, and product specification tooling).

  4. Develop and present global price proposals and escalate price approval in competitive bidding processes.

  5. Resolve complex order, quality, or deployment issues to ensure high levels of client satisfaction.

  6. Maintain and strengthen customer relationships by answering questions and providing detailed information about our services.

  7. Strong experience and proficiency in prospecting, social selling, and customer outreach.

  8. Participate in store audits, lead customer meetings, and maintain account planners.

  9. Stay up-to-date on industry trends and product innovations.

  10. Collaborate across different teams to support sales growth and product development initiatives.

  11. Mentor and guide Associate Brand Managers, acting as a point of escalation and source of guidance.


1. Bachelor’s degree in business management, sales, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

2. Minimum 3 years of experience in the apparel industry, product management, or related roles.

3. Proven customer service, communication, and presentation skills.

4. Demonstrated ability to lead multiple projects and meet tight deadlines.

5. Proficiency in technical and digital skills, including use of Google Suite, ERP (Oracle preferred), pricing tools, product/customer databases.

6. Strong data analytics skillset to drive decision-making; comfortable with quantitative analysis and storytelling using data.

7. Adept at building and maintaining strong relationships with clients and partners.

8. Flexible attitude with an eagerness to learn, grow, and take on new responsibilities within a global Fortune 500 organization.

This role offers the opportunity to apply your leadership skills, blend sales support, client relationship management, and product development into one impactful role. If you're excited about driving growth and establishing strategic partnerships, we strongly encourage you to apply. Your journey with us will be rewarding, both personally and professionally.

Additional Information

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.