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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 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

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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Director, Brand Management and Marketing Communications

Pantone provides a universal language of color that enables color-critical decisions through every stage of the workflow for brands and manufacturers. More than 10 million designers and producers around the world rely on Pantone products and services to help define, communicate and control color from inspiration to realization – leveraging advanced X-Rite technology to achieve color consistency across various materials and finishes for graphics, fashion and product design. Pantone Standards feature digital and physical color specification and workflow tools.

The Director, Brand Management and Marketing Communications at Pantone is responsible for leading all global user-facing brand positioning and communications, media outreach, crisis management, brand partnerships, and social media. This position will also lead Transformative Marketing within Pantone’s marketing organization, including effective integrated marketing campaigns across PR, social media, creative development, partnership marketing, channel distribution, and tradeshows.

In this role, the Director, Brand Management and Marketing Communications will lead the communications strategy and execution of key brand programs, including Color of the Year, partnership support (B2B and B2C licensing), and New Product Development (NPD) support. This role will be the main liaison leading Pantone’s global agency relationship, press releases, media activations, partnership support and social media strategy and execution.

The Director, Brand Management and Marketing Communications is expected to:


  • Support the Vice President of 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, create definitive global brand strategy and provide deployment kits to regional commercial teams and their channel partners
  • Lead the development of integrated marketing campaigns across public relations, social media, creative development, partnership marketing, channel distribution and tradeshows
  • Example projects include developing brand style guidelines, leading the launch strategy for new products, and Color of the Year
  • Set and manage project timelines and action plans to execute programs on-time
  • Responsible for media relations and contacts
  • Manage Global Communications and COY budget

People Management

  • Able to lead a cross-functional, matrixed team and strive for collaboration, structure, and process
  • Develop direct reports through development plans and steady cadence of 1:1 meetings
  • Lead weekly staff meeting to ensure project deadlines are met and resources are addressed in a timely manner
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams across Sales, E-Com and Web, Licensing, and the Pantone Color Institute teams

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 (DBS) tools to track, reports results, and optimize performance across marketing initiatives
  • Present to the leadership team at Pantone and Danaher, as required

Education and Experience Required

  • 5+ years of brand management and marketing experience in roles with advancing responsibility
  • 3+ years of experience in design related industries and B2B companies
  • Subject matter expertise in color management and trends in graphic arts, fashion and home interiors, and product design, a plus
  • Experience connecting business strategy and communication strategy
  • Strong communication skills - written and verbal
  • Strong presentation skills - creative concepts and ideas
  • Must also possess strong leadership skills, the ability to effectively manage conflict and problem solve in a highly-collaborative environment
  • Comfortable working in a results-driven, revenue focused, metrics-based organization
  • Ability to balance multiple projects, priorities and deadlines
  • Driven, analytical nature, with entrepreneurial spirit that excels in lean organizations
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Creative, assertive and solution-oriented when faced with obstacles
  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, business or related field required, MBA preferred
  • Comfortable traveling domestically and internationally (35-40% of time travel required)

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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