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Avery Dennison Director, Internal Communications, LGM NA in Mentor, Ohio

Company Description

Avery Dennison was built to make a difference. Our founder, Stan Avery, believed that a purposeful company could be both a profitable enterprise and a force for good. In 1935, Stan invented the world’s first self-adhesive label as a way to merchandise objects. What he invented is what we know today as stickers! 

Since then, Avery Dennison has grown to a Fortune 500 global company that continues to develop innovative materials. Our labels and packaging business creates materials that you see everyday from wine and spirits, online shopping packages, pharmaceuticals and home care products. On any given day, hundreds of millions of people are touched by a product, process, or experience made possible by the things we make. We’re making a difference by delivering innovations that advance the circular economy, reducing our environmental impact, and being a force for good, making valuable contributions for all our collaborators.

Apply to be part of our talented team and build your future with us. 

Job Description

We are seeking a highly skilled Director of Communications for Avery Dennison’s Label and Graphic Materials North America (LGM-NA) business. Reporting to the Senior Director of Global Communications, Avery Dennison, the person in this role will lead internal communications that support the business strategy, culture and employee engagement. This person will partner closely and have dotted line relationships with HR and Marketing Communications with the goal to develop a cohesive communications strategy for LGM-NA. This senior leadership role collaborates across all internal functions to develop and drive multifaceted communications strategies and tactics that enable LGM-NA to achieve its business objectives while advancing its culture and way of working. The Director will serve as a member of the Global Internal Communications Leadership Team, as well as the LGM NA Human Resources LT and LGM-NA Marketing Leadership Team. This high-visibility role engages directly with stakeholders across the business and around the company, providing strategic communications partnership, counsel, and support.

 

Primary Responsibilities

 

  • Provide senior-level communications counsel to business leaders regarding employee strategies related to business change, evolution, and performance, crisis communications, M&A, DE&I, employee engagement and other critical business topics.

  • Using sharp strategic thinking and planning skills, design and deploy internal communications strategies for the LGM-NA workforce that drive employee engagement and action around identified initiatives. Focus areas include high-value segment growth; innovation; sustainability; health and well-being; and diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Leverage deep change management experience in support of business change activities. 

  • Serve as the regional crisis communications expert for the business, providing real-time strategic counsel and support, including developing internal communications plans and materials that effectively inform and engage key stakeholder groups, often as events unfold rapidly. 

  • Partner with Marketing Communications to develop a cohesive communications strategy for the business, aligning internal and external communication plans and messages, and engaging in Marketing Communications Leadership Team meetings. 

  • Serve as the communications partner to various stakeholder groups and leadership, developing and executing strategic communication plans and campaigns (identify key messages, produce materials that effectively deliver relevant information to diverse audiences).

  • Lead communications efforts for M&A activity, creating and deploying end-to-end communications strategies, from signing through integration, and driving alignment across stakeholder groups.

  • Lead the production of special events, including Town Hall meetings, Extended Leadership Team Meetings and more. 

  • Leverage writing and design acumen to create compelling content, drive design improvements and lead adoption efforts for internal communications channels (primarily the company intranet and virtual communities). 

  • Partner with Human Resources to develop initiatives that promote a learning culture, enhance employee retention, and attract top talent.

  • Collaborate as a key member of the broader Global Communications community to effectively leverage key strategies and initiatives companywide.  

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience as an internal communications professional, experience in senior roles working across business and geographical boundaries for a publicly-traded company.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing or related field required; Master’s degree a plus

  • Willingness to travel (10-20%).

  • Strong background and experience in crisis communications, business transformation communications, and change management.

  • Superb executive-level writing and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with diverse audiences.

  • Results-oriented, ensuring a strong connection between communication actions and business objectives and outcomes.

  • Experience utilizing a broad mix of communication methods, delivery mechanisms and channels with the ability to build innovative, world-class strategies and tactical solutions.

  • Ability to manage multiple highly complex projects simultaneously, accounting for diverse stakeholder groups (levels, roles, functions).

  • Establish clear priorities quickly and consistently meet deadlines. Effectively manage and deliver on multiple priorities.

     

Avery Dennison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

 

Additional Information

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

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