Avery Dennison Director, Marketing Communications, North America in Mentor, Ohio

Company Description

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing 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 2017 were $6.6 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

Avery Dennison Label and Graphic Materials is the largest division of Avery Dennison Corporation - and has a reported sales of $4.5 billion for 2017. Our business is split into three key areas - Label and Packaging Materials, Graphics Solutions and Reflectives Solutions. The largest piece of the business is Label and Packaging Materials (LPM) - which is an industry that our founder Stan Avery invented and that we continue to lead today. LPM creates materials for the labelling and packaging industry - which means that we work with some of the largest print converters and brand owners in the world - and as a consumer you will see our product everywhere you look - for example in the beauty, food and drink products that you buy. What you will not see, as a consumer, is the science that is behind our products, which is innovative and market leading. Our graphics solutions business focusses on materials for the automotive and architecture markets - they are full of colour and design. You may have seen them and not known it - they cover cars and buildings all around the world - changing visual perceptions. Both our Graphics and Reflectives businesses cover the signage industry - and our reflectives industry is focussed on safety. Avery Dennison has a world-class safety record for our employees and we are proud that the reflectives solutions business enables us to also keep our communities safe.

About your role:

Communications is a key strategic function at Avery Dennison, and as the Director Marketing Communications, North America, you will be responsible for crafting a communications strategy for the region - for our product portfolios and key market segments.

Working within the Marketing team - and with a functional reporting line to Global Communications - you will craft a strategy that augments brand awareness, protects brand reputation and builds opportunities for our portfolio of solutions. As an experienced Communications Manager we look for you to bring new ideas, energy and further experience to the team.

Your responsibilities will include:

Craft a 3 year North American Communications Strategy - which will include:

Augment our brand awareness through executive profiling, thought leadership and product positioning.

Lead the development, planning and execution of product and services integrated communications strategy - building a clear content strategy, effective communication tools and supporting communications plan.

Work with the communications team to lead the design and execution of our North American event calendar.

Work the global digital team to craft a North American Digital communications strategy.

As part of the overall, global communications team you will influence our global communications strategy, reflecting one of our largest regions.


Above all else we are looking for energy, creativity and commitment - Someone that embraces challenges with enthusiasm.

You need to be a self starter and be able to take advantage of the regional and global influence of this role.

You should have a consistent record in communications - with at least 10 years business or related experience.

Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred, preferably in Advertising, Journalism, Marketing or related field.

Experience within a global corporation would be an advantage - English language skills are important (written and spoken)

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