Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison - Category Manager

Senior Level
Hong Kong
Category Manager
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About Us

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labelling 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.

Who we're looking for

Avery Dennison is looking for a Category Manager to join the team!

What you will be doing
  • Oversee the global raw material sourcing team and category team in HK and S. China
  • Conduct strategic sourcing initiatives, including fact based negotiations (supplier and industry analysis, benchmarks, cost structure analysis) for the categories
  • Rationalize the supply base by analyzing data or insights to understand industry trends and consumer trends
  • Devise long-term development strategies for categories, coordinate with related functions both locally and globally for alignment and implementation
  • Lead category projects to optimize ranges and related merchandising (e.g. hub and spoke, low cost / value material introduction)
  • Management suppliers’ performance
  • Foster trust relationships with vendors to achieve better pricing and quality of services
  • Identify supplier risk areas and execute risk mitigation actions
  • Handle / negotiate suppliers’ contracts  
  • Carry out other duties as required by global and regional leadership team
Who you are
  • 8 to 10 years of relevant experience in category management
  • Willing to collaborate with global teams in US & EU or regional offices in China or Southeast Asia. Global calls at Hong Kong night time are expected.
  • Proactive and take initiative with demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Desire to take ownership in project design and delivery
  • Strong leadership skills on change management and business transformation
  • Business travel required
  • Global vision and mindset preferable
  • People management experience preferable
  • Profound verbal and written communication skills in English and Mandarin
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to deal with massive data
  • Background in supply chain / chemistry / project management is a plus

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