Avery Dennison Business Analyst - Supply Chain & Ops in Mentor, Ohio

Company Description

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global leader in pressure-sensitive and functional materials and labeling solutions for the retail apparel market. The company’s applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major industry. With operations in more than 50 countries and more than 25,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers in the consumer packaging, graphical display, logistics, apparel, industrial and healthcare industries. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company reported sales of $6.1 billion in 2016. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

As a member of an international IT Organization the successful candidate will be a key link between IT and the supply chain group of the business. He (or she) will understand the business strategy and play a key role in bridging any gaps between IT and the line of business.


  • Establish and maintain a strong working relationship with our key business leaders to support them leverage their business performance

  • Clearly understand business needs, complexities and impact

  • Drive continuous improvement of our IT practices, procedures and supporting tools

  • Conduct detailed analyses to identify gaps with business operations and support design and implementation of IT system changes in line with the overall IT strategy of Materials Group

  • Support implementation of ERP systems

  • Support implementing MES systems, working directly in manufacturing environments with operations and engineering processes and people

  • Identify and present opportunities for technical solutions and process improvement.


  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally with a major in IT, Business Administration or Computer Science, or relevant Engineering discipline

  • A Masters degree would be an advantage but not a must

  • At least 3 years+ of fundamental experience as a Business Analyst, ideally within a manufacturing industry around projects in supply chain or operation processes.

  • Strong understanding of manufacturing operations; routings, BOMs, production, quality, etc.

  • Knowledge in ERP and MES systems and implementations. Preferable Oracle EBS

  • APICS certification is an advantage

  • CBAP certification is an advantage

  • Experience in (Lean) Six Sigma and / or Project Management is strongly desirable

  • Sound knowledge of process mapping and process optimization

  • Ability to plan strategically, as well as translate into implementation plan for organization

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills, ability to create sophisticated solutions to complex requirements

  • Ability of seeing the whole picture and delivering results in a partnering and collaborative style

  • Capability and desire to lead mid term a team

  • Apply best practices for effective communication and problem solving

  • Master strategic business process modeling, traceability and quality management techniques

  • Strong communication skills

  • Capable to travel (30 % max)


Additional Information

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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