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Manager Commercialization

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Location: Poway, CA, United States
Business Unit: Liberty Packaging
Remote Type: Hybrid Remote

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The Manager Commercialization, is accountable for leading and setting a standard of excellence for the team of Product Commercialization Managers across Liberty Packaging. This role will drive consistent processes and best practices throughout the PCM team, and will own training and development of the team to optimize Liberty’s commercialization of business and the customer experience. This role will also drive alignment within and across Liberty Packaging’s front-end and other business systems.    


This full-time position reports to the Director, Sales Operations and is located at any one of our Liberty Packaging facilities.   



  • Develop and deploy standardized commercialization process and effectively manage migration to new operating model (process, tools, training, systems) to ensure new product development is effectively and efficiently managed from initial request to first order.
  • In partnership with IT, align WebCenter, Amtech, CRM, and other business systems, to facilitate efficient, adjusting system and process complexity based on project complexity.
  • Develop commercialization teams capabilities regarding processes, systems, and standard work, leaving targeted variability for process exceptions.
  • In partnership with subject matter experts, develop training programs for Commercialization roles, leverage systems and business intelligence to drive improvements in efficiency and accuracy.
  • Train PCMs to quickly and appropriately recognize desirable work and margin improvement opportunities that align to our production methods and equipment.
  • Develop team to understand equipment capabilities, improve communication during item development, and improve customer experience – serving the customer, protecting resources, and identifying the “right” work for Liberty.
  • Lead commercialization workstream regarding customer onboarding programs and processes, ensuring best practices facilitate efficient movement during the onboarding of new customers and products.
  • Other duties, as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Business Systems, Marketing, Communications, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5+ years people leadership experience.
  • 3+ years experience designing and configuring systems and processes to meet business needs.
  • 2+ years’ experience managing customer-facing projects.
  • Experience leading and collaborating in a matrixed organization. Strong ability to influence up, down, and across.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and relationship management skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 25%



  • Previous change management experience.
  • Previous experience with Webcenter and Amtech
  • Experience leading geographically distributed professional teams.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   

  • Regular sitting, standing, and walking throughout the day to accomplish tasks
  • Manual and finger dexterity used regularly with some repetitive finger motions
  • Ability to work in front of a computer screen for long periods of time
  • Specific vision abilities include close and distance vision; able to identify colors, small letters, and numbers; hand/eye coordination, depth perception and able to adjust focus
  • Hearing and speaking
  • Other conditions may include frequent reaching, stretching, pushing, pulling, pinching, grasping, and gripping.



Comprised of multiple companies with headquarters in New Hope, Minnesota, Liberty Diversified International (LDI) is a privately held company employing more than 1,900 individuals across our manufacturing facilities, production facilities and core business operations in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, California, and Mexico. With deep roots in the corrugated box manufacturing industry, we operate in the core markets of paper, packaging, workplace products, corrugated plastics and building products.   


Since 1918, our values – Caring, Innovation, Trust and Excellence – have guided our day-to-day activities. We believe that when our employees are aligned with these values, we create superior solutions and service for our customers. The LDI family of companies includes Liberty Packaging, Liberty Paper, Liberty Plastics (Custom Solutions and Quarrix Building Products) and Safco.   



Liberty Diversified International is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.