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Avery Dennison Coating Business Unit Manager in Greenfield, Indiana

Company Description

very 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 more than 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2020 were $7.0 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

We are looking for a Coating Business Unit Manager to join our Label & Packaging Materials Group at our facility in Greenfield, IN. In this role you will report into the Site Operations Manager and direct multiple shifts in a 24/7 manufacturing environment. This role requires continuous coordination of production-related activities, workforce planning, employee relations, and effective communication in order to meet production, quality and cost objectives, leading the day-to-day Coating operations. As a member of the Plant Leadership Team, you will act as a mentor and coach for front line supervisors.

What you will be doing

Operations / Productivity Initiatives

  • Lead, coordinate and assist in day to day team operations ensuring effective communication.

  • Assist in establishing annual budgets for manufacturing, including overtime, supplies and equipment expenditures.

  • Review and correct cost variances researching issues and putting corrective action plans in place.

  • Manage Shift Managers (Coating and Material Handling) in the implementation and administration of company policies and procedures.

  • Participate in production and plant leadership team (PLT) meetings; communicating goals/objectives/priorities to the team.

  • Support the development and implementation of Safety, Quality, Service, Productivity, Cost and Continuous Improvement Programs.

Leadership / Development Initiatives

  • Mentor and coach all direct reports.

  • Lead Production teams in achievement of production requirements.

  • Promote and maintain a collaborative working relationship with workforce.

  • Support performance management activities – including performance evaluation, objective setting, and developmental planning for hourly manufacturing employees.

  • Establish performance and development plans for Shift Team Managers, establishing SMART performance objectives that can be measured.

  • Ensure effective training of new employees and continued cross-training and development of existing employees, including apprentice operators.

  • Assist Team Managers in the management of employee relations, including discipline, employee conduct, and performance.

Continuous Improvement / Enterprise Lean Sigma (ELS) Initiatives

  • Drive standard work and 5S Initiatives throughout the organization.

  • Support the implementation of ELS and Six Sigma initiatives, including employee training.

  • Manage Coating Loss Champion with emphasis on driving improvements in Coating Losses, Webstock Losses, C-Code Losses and Liquid Losses.

Safety Training Initiatives

  • Act as safety champion and provide safety leadership through modeling appropriate behavior and adherence to all safety policies and processes.

  • Provide training, quarterly reviews and support to safety team as needed.

  • Conduct accident investigations as needed.

  • Work with Occupational Health Nurse to manage return to work/workforce restrictions as appropriate.


Avery Dennison has a long history of being a market leader. Your history is important to us. It should include the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • 6+ years Operations/Manufacturing experience with 3+ manufacturing leadership experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated successful experience in leading and managing individuals and teams.

  • Working knowledge of modern manufacturing, material flow and improvement strategies (e.g. ELS, continuous flow, cellular etc.) and the ability to integrate those into the operation.

  • Demonstrated understanding of financial systems and the key drivers within the manufacturing environment.

  • Strong organizational skills in strategy, communication at all levels and execution.

  • Strong leadership skills. Ability to lead, contribute, and influence others in a team-based organization


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.

If you require accommodations to view or apply for a job, alternative methods are available to submit an application. Please contact 440 534-6080 or Jacqueline.williams@averydennison.com to discuss reasonable accommodations.

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