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Avery Dennison Director of Finance, - Apparel Solutions Aftermarket, Americas in Dallas, Texas

Company Description

About Avery Dennison Corporation:

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling 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. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 36,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2022 were $9.0 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

As the Finance Director, you will be responsible for all finance and accounting responsibilities for our apparel sourcing locations in North America and Canada.  You will be the finance business partner to the General manager covering the same countries and provide proactive leadership and support from a finance perspective. In this role, you will be a key member to the Embelex Finance Leadership Team. Some key responsibilities include:


Finance Operations

  • lead financial role for the region in support of the monthly/quarterly business review cycles.

  • Conduct regular site business reviews, working with business and financial management to develop, evaluate and monitor action plans that lead to profitable growth.

  • Own, drive and continuously improve the forecasting process for the region including the management of financial planning, reporting and analysis, including interpretation of results with the appropriate analysis and recommendations to improve business performance.

  • In coordination with the central FP&A team, own and drive the annual operating plan process (AOP) in the region.

  • Coordinate and align the region’s strategic plan and annual operating plan process – establish and manage targets for key financial metrics.

  • Ensure the strategic plan is realistic but also a stretch for the organization. Review the plan for any potential issues.

  • Manage the regional capital budget. Review AFEs for risk and return.

  • May support global processes, align expectations, conduct reviews, participate and challenge strategic discussion, provide guidance and present and support financial presentation.

  • Develop and maintain an excellent financial-control environment, including compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements as required.

  • Work closely with the Regional Controller to ensure all controllership deliverables are met including but not limited to quarterly attestations, balance sheet review programs, internal and external audits and statutory compliance.

  • Ensure results are in compliance with GAAP (General Accepted Accounting Principles). Inform senior management of any concerns/issues.

  • Ensure the region/sites understand the importance of controllership issues, within the finance teams and the wider organization.

  • Establish strong cost, capital and working capital controls. Manage and improve all aspects of the balance sheet, including, but not limited to, cash, receivables, inventory, fixed assets, payables and accruals.

  • Direct financial assessment and the management of the growth portfolio and key business initiatives, with involvement in acquisition scouting, assessment, negotiation and integration.

  • Understand impact of foreign currency rules and transactions. Develop strategies and plans to minimize risk.


Employee Development & Management

  • Continually assess both functional structure and staff, upgrading the talent base of the cross country finance organization as required. Mentor and support controllers and oversee the development of others to ensure a pipeline of “ready now” successors.  

  • Train and provide development opportunities for staff. Ensure annual goals are complete and communicated. Ensure Global Performance Management System is up to date and regular feedback is provided to staff members.

  • Monitor and evaluate team members, and adjust training where needed.

  • Attract, retain and develop high potential talent.

  • Model and promote the Corporation’s Code of Business Ethics and Values.

  • Perform general management duties, exercising usual authority concerning staff, performance appraisals, promotions and terminations. Responsible for training and development of subordinate staff, estimating personnel needs, assigning work, meeting completion dates, interpreting and ensuring consistent application of organizational policies.

  • Act as a team role model and change-agent.

  • Positively lead and influence team members to partner together to achieve individual and business goals.

  • Coordinate team efforts, create and manage a regional strategy and team operating plan.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferable in Finance, Accounting or related field or equivalent education and years of experience required.

  • Over 15 years finance or accounting with P&L or related experience with 5 years prior supervisory or management experience.

  • Excellent analytical skills and knowledge of U.S. GAAP.

  • Experience in specialty finance functions such as reporting, compliance and procurement.

  • Understanding of applicable computer systems, such as Google suite and Oracle

  • Has well-developed leadership and project management skills.

  • Excellent oral, presentation and written communication skills.


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.

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