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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 is the global leader in color measurement and color management, offering hardware, software and services for measuring, formulating and matching color. The company serves a range of industries, including automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, and medical. X-Rite serves customers worldwide from its offices in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

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



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

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

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Textile QC Coordinator

Pantone LLC, a division of X-Rite, a Danaher Company, has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Quality Control Inspector 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 Textile QC Coordinator is expected to:

  • Manage Daily Workflow including individual assignments with completion times and expected output.
  • Review previous day performance and post on QDIP. Determine root cause and use problem solving when necessary.
  • Main liaison between other Pantone departments and Vendors
  • Arrange jobs for teams to inspect quality for various textile products
  • Create chipping work orders for regular orders as well as custom orders
  • Follow standard operating procedures as needed to ensure fabric rolls ship to vendor, making sure goes out without mistakes and inventory is accurate
  • Process swatch Cards transfer on time and resolve work order discrepancies.
  • Learn and be able to fill in for all TQC work areas as well as back-up to the Manager
  • Perform cycle count as needed
  • Have a strong attention to detail
  • Maintain accurate inventory with daily adjustments for fabric rolls
  • Receive and adjust Kanban quantities
  • Scrap and convert fabric rolls to publications
  • Perform heavy lifting; up to 50 lbs.
  • Maintain tracking metrics for QDIP
  • IP (Mgf issue) for all special projects such as FFN100, VCP, VHP
  • Process Daily Lab rejections and Approvals
  • Be flexible with new workflows and change management; live the concept of continuous improvement

Education and Experience Required

  • High School Diploma Required some college prefer
  • 2 to 4 years of QC experience
  • Must be detail oriented and organized
  • General Computer Skills: Excel / Microsoft office
  • Mapics +
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

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

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Business Development Manager

Position Overview:

Drives revenue growth by documenting best commercial practices, leading their adoption with existing channels, and expanding Pantone presence by helping sign up new channel partners. Reporting to VP of Marketing.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  1. Best Practice Development. Build and continuously refine playbooks and supporting tools with best commercial practices, reflecting the Pantone business model for graphics arts, textiles, and products, including:
    • How to commercialize the full Pantone offering with the right channel mix in a given country or region
    • How to effectively connect and leverage sales and marketing efforts, from demand generation to funnel management
    • How to manage key accounts, aiming at specifying Pantone solutions and driving adoption in the supply chain
  2. Channel Segmentation. Leads effort and analysis to size markets, map competitive set, and assess current Pantone presence, yielding the top priorities for channel optimization and expansion.
  3. Existing Channel Optimization. Drives revenue growth by leading deployment of commercial best practices in prioritized countries, including:
    • Drive deployment and adoption by prioritized channels, with training sales and channel partners, supported with action plans and review cadence to monitor adoption and effectiveness
    • Benchmark internal and external practitioners to learn and adopt relevant commercial approaches and tools
    • Set metrics in place to track results
  4. New Channel Development. Drives revenue growth by helping identify and on-board new partners on prioritized countries/regions, including:
    • Identify and rank partner options based on pre-defined relevant criteria
    • Negotiate commercial terms and facilitate set up
    • Helps onboarding by utilizing best practice playbooks and tools.

General Requirements/experience:

  1. 5+ years experience in business development and/or commercial roles with B2B and B2C experience in setting with complex sales channels (direct, distributors, eCom). Brand Licensing experience a plus
  2. Experience in process development and training materials, including productizing and disseminating best commercial practices as well as conducting high-impact training
  3. Experience and knowledge of economy and market for Latin America, EMEA and South East Asia, a plus
  4. Familiarity with demand generation processes, with hard metrics to track activity and results
  5. Comfortable and effective interacting with channel partners, customers and end-users, from small settings to large events, with global scale
  6. A proven track record of driving profitable revenue and market share growth, demonstrated over a sustained period of time.
  7. Strong communication skills; sense of urgency; customer focused; adaptive to change; strategic and tactical; continuous improvement mentality; self-starter
  8. Knowledge / experience with design market and color expertise, a plus
  9. MBA Graduate Degree preferred, with relevant undergraduate degree

Reporting Structure:

will report directly to the VP of Marketing


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

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Ink Technician

Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, a Danaher Company, has an excellent opportunity for an experienced, highly motivated Ink Technician 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.

Education and Experience Required

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Willingness to work and be trained
  • Ink Technician experience or press-side color approvals helpful
  • Good communication skills
  • Some computer skills
  • Quality oriented with good color aptitude
  • Working knowledge of ink mixing and color approvals - will train

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

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Value Stream & Logistics Manager

Set and lead the achievements of Textile Operations and Logistics Operations objectives for the PANTONE site.

Textile Operations - responsible for managing and driving results for Textiles operations, including manufacturing, production planning and scheduling, quality control, and supply chain in support of safety, quality, delivery, inventory and cost / productivity targets (SQDIP).

Logistics Operations – responsible for managing inventory, receiving, pick, pack, ship and quality.

Both specifically include the implementation of Lean Manufacturing processes and the development of a Lean organization.

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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all areas of Textile and Logistics Operations (manufacturing, supply chain, quality control, and production scheduling/planning, inventory, receiving, pick, pack and ship). 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/systems 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.

Education and Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree in Operations/Supply Chain Management or Engineering, 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, logistics, 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.

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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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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Senior Manager, Global Websites

Pantone, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, offers customers products and services through 3 unique business divisions: Pantone Color Systems, digital and physical color management tools for designers and their production partners; the Pantone Color Institute, which provides color consulting services; and Pantone Lifestyle, the consumer products division that brings color and design together across apparel, home, and accessories.

As a partner for color in design, Pantone enable color-critical decisions, from inspiration to realization, for brands and manufacturers. Over 10 million designers and producers around the world employ Pantone products and services to communicate through color and control consistency across various materials and finishes.

In 1963, Pantone revolutionized the printing industry with the colorful PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®, an innovative tool allowing for the faithful selection, articulation and reproduction of consistent, accurate color anywhere in the world. The tool organizes color standards through a proprietary numbering system and chip format, which have since become iconic to the Pantone brand.

Today, Pantone’s color language supports all color conscious industries; textiles, apparel, beauty, interiors, architectural and industrial design, encompassing over 10,000 color standards across printing, textiles and plastics. Pantone colors are available both digitally and physically, and integrated workflow tools such as PantoneLIVE and Pantone Studio, ensure market-relevancy and color achievability as technology continues to transform the design process.

About Pantone Web Team

Operating in seven countries, Pantone websites act as the retail face of our brand, communicating on our varied business units, selling products through an e-commerce platform, generating leads for our sales teams, and delivering content that engages and educates.

The Pantone web team is responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of Pantone’s presence on our global websites throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. In addition to daily management, including ongoing website monitoring, development and code reviews, and UI/UX design, the web team leads key strategic projects, from design to go-live, to improve user experience on the site and improve key performance metrics.

Additionally, the web team is responsible for executing digital marketing updates and campaigns that drive traffic to the site and conversion to sales, including digital marketing, email marketing, and website promotions.

The web team works closely with Pantone’s Communication Team, responsible for building the marketing calendar and delivering content for the site, as well as the E-Commerce team, responsible for delivering website sales and conducting data analytics to improve key performance metrics.

The web team is responsible to implement and sustain the Danaher’s security guidelines for websites. It works in full coordination and alignment with X-Rite IT direction and guidelines on security and web support.

About the Role

  • Lead a team of four people, including 2 developers, 1 designer, and 1 digital marketer to design, develop, promote, and maintain Pantone’s websites across US, Europe, and Asia.
  • Operate as the project manager for all site development phases from concept to launch including business requirements, user flows & wireframes, functional requirements, QA, and post-launch optimization.
  • Own, manage, and execute all web related activities including site management, UX/UI development, brand design & aesthetics, content creation, navigation, digital marketing, and performance improvement.
  • Collaborate with the e-commerce team to implement projects that drive key performance indicators (traffic, average sales price, conversion to sales), with a focus on conversion optimization.
  • Partner with the communications team to execute the global communications calendar. Develop efficient and effective ways-of-working to manage work between the teams.
  • Ensure security and compliance of the website and customer data. Follow Danaher standard business practices, monitoring the site and conducting quality assurance checks.
  • Bring a relentless focus on customer experience, product education, and design aesthetic to the Pantone web team to drive consumer engagement, product understanding, and loyalty.
  • Be comfortable with A/B and multi-variant testing optimization to create test cases and apply learning for improved business performance.
  • Attract new visitors to the Pantone sites via existing customer acquisition methodologies including SEO and email marketing. Work with the communications and ecommerce teams to recommend and execute new forms of marketing that drive site traffics including affiliate, display, social media, and growth/performance based approaches as needed.
  • Lead daily management activities for the web team in line with Danaher Business Systems. Create reports and present to senior management on website performance as required.

Requirements/Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Computer Science, or related field required. MBA preferred, but not required.
  • 7-10 years of digital, web, and/or e-commerce experience in roles with increasing levels of responsibility, including managing teams and performance metrics.
  • Hands-on experience managing direct reports and working in matrix organization for decision making and execution
  • Background and interest in retailing and/or design-oriented industries preferred.
  • Entrepreneurial and action oriented, with an ability to think strategically, while also executing tactically. Comfortable developing, managing & tracking to KPIs, including revenue targets.
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.

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

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Brand & Communications Director

Pantone has been the world leader in color communication and specification for almost 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 Brand Communications Director at Pantone is responsible for leading all global consumer facing brand communications, including marketing campaigns, media outreach, crisis management, brand partnerships, and social media.

In this role, the Brand Communications Director will lead the communications strategy and execution of key brand programs, including Color of the Year, The Fashion Color Report, and new product launches. Additionally, this role will be responsible for leading all globally agency relationships that involve public relations, social media, creative media buying, and creative asset development.

The Brand & Communications Director is expected to:

Strategy

  • Support the Vice President of Global Marketing in building and executing global brand strategies that will generate revenue growth and meet business objectives
  • Drive purchase consideration among designers and other target customers across all marketing programs and materials through education on Pantone’s value proposition in color management
  • Develop programming and assets that will support Pantone’s dealer network and direct sales team
  • Elevate and standardize the brand’s aesthetic and voice across all channels

Project and Process Management

  • Lead all global brand communications efforts, including above-the-line and below-the-line activities
  • End user marketing activities include PR, social media, creative development, trade shows, and telemarketing campaigns
  • Detailed Knowledge of Global Shipping (Experience with all modes of transportation i.e. Ship, Air, LTL, FTL, Demonstrated expertise with Direct Import, Negotiation Skills, Understanding of NAFTA requirements, etc.)
  • For demand and lead generation activities, lead the set-up and execution of campaigns and support the lead-to-order process to ensure no leakage and continuous learnings
  • Example projects include developing brand style guidelines, leading the launch strategy for new products, building a train-the-trainer program, and Color of the Year
  • Set and manage project timelines and action plans to execute programs on-time and in-full

People Management

  • Act as a leader in the organization, bringing ideas, energy, and structure to the team
  • Manage a team of four, including a PR/SM manager, trade marketers and art directors
  • Develop and grow direct reports through stretch projects and regularly scheduled feedback
  • Determine the human resource needs of the communications team and recruit accordingly
  • Work with cross-functional leaders across Sales, ECom and Web, Licensing, and Color Institute to develop effective 360 communications programs

Metrics & Measurement

  • Measure, track, and optimize all communications programs to drive stronger revenue growth and continuous improvement within the organization
  • Lead the implementation of Danaher Business System tools including daily and visual management to promote a results driven, transparent culture within Pantone
  • Present to the senior leadership team at Pantone and Danaher, as required

Education and Experience Required

  • 5+ years of brand management experience in roles with advancing responsibility
  • 3+ years of experience design related industries and B2B companies preferred
  • Hands-on experience in marketing communications, leading organizations with similar type of go-to-market (direct, dealers, e-com) and marketing activities (advertising, PR, social media, trade shows, webinars, telemarketing, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business or related field required, MBA preferred
  • Comfortable traveling domestically and internationally (25% of time travel required)
  • Driven, analytical nature, with entrepreneurial spirit that excels in lean organizations
  • Looking to leverage past experience to bring vision, structure, and executional excellence to Pantone
  • Strong understanding of both above & below the line marketing channels
  • A demonstrated sense of design and an understanding of how to consistently convey brand image
  • Comfortable working in a results driven, revenue focused, metrics-based organization
  • Outstanding project and people management skills required with experience managing large projects and cross-functional teams
Location: North America-North America-United States-NJ-Carlstadt

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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.

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