Avery Dennison Open Innovation Engineer in Dedham, Massachusetts
About Avery Dennison
Avery Dennison (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 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2018 were $7.2 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
The Open Innovation Engineer role is focused on supporting the external scouting and market analysis of current and external industries to assess trends and market strategies. This keeps in pace with leading innovations across multiple markets and understanding how they can inform and influence our business model. Additionally, this role aids in the established framework for innovation partnership development by which we engage with critical, external innovation collaborators - universities, start-ups, suppliers, etc - and developing key projects associated with our innovation priorities.
This role will work cross-functionally within the Product Line Management, Innovation, and Sustainability team, Marketing, Communications, Operations, and other internal groups. In this role, you will lead and facilitate projects with little direction by taking initiative, staying curious, and solving problems creatively.
In your role as Open Innovation Engineer, delivering on these responsibilities is critical to success:
Overall Innovation metrics tracking and reporting
Capture market intel and trends analysis.
Create and own the process to capture intelligence within and outside the company.
Technology and critical business scouting
Project management and support for major initiatives with external partnership projects
Support various internal employee communications and scheduling
- At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Materials and Logistics or related preferred.
Establish, lead, and update innovation metrics from analytics and insights gained from current/adjacent industries
Ability to distill complex data into actions
Self-starter, takes initiative, and has an entrepreneurial spirit that is able to work independently and collaboratively
Ability to drive projects forward with organization of clear targets and concise requirements for success
Ability to understand and create value; demonstrated track record developing and executing new business ventures
2+ years related business experience, emphasizing sales, business development and marketing desired
Demonstrated success in cross-regional and vertical projects/initiatives
Strong ability to explore and network in current and adjacent industries
Advanced business and financial acumen needed
Experience in planning and forecasting, with practical experience in researching new opportunities and implementing successful account penetration
Excellent organizational and people skills, project management skills, with an ability to openly convey information to team members in a timely, concise manner
Understanding of applicable computer systems, such as Microsoft Office, Google Suite tools and function specific software.
Excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills
Advanced skills taking large amount of data and distilling into meaningful solutions
Able to conduct research, prepare comprehensive reports and present complex statistical information in a clear and succinct fashion
Can evaluate multiple variables to arrive at the optimum solution
Competency in objective setting and providing appropriate situational leadership to execute these strategies
Ability to take on increased responsibility, special initiatives, and leadership role
Agile team environment
Travel expected at 20-30%
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