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Avery Dennison Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leader, North America in Mentor, Ohio

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (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 32,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2020 were $7.0 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

Avery Dennison is built on diverse ideas. We know that a mix of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences delivers the best ideas. Diversity and inclusion, as connected catalysts, drive innovation, transforming and enhancing our culture and our business. Not only does it enrich outcomes for our business, it’s just the right thing to do. We believe in inclusivity and a workforce that mirrors that of our customer base and the communities in which we operate.

To be successful in your role, you will do the following:

  • Partner with leadership to align on North America Regional priorities, reflecting the collective view of our workforce

  • Collaborate with our businesses and functions to develop a cohesive DE&I strategy, with the entire HR organization being a key partner

  • Represent the North America region as the Action Office regional leader, responsible for the execution of the DE&I strategy and coordination actions within the region and ensure best practice sharing globally.

  • Deliver awareness programs (e.g. unconscious bias, courageous conversations, inclusive leadership) to foster a more inclusive culture across the region

  • Serve as a resource to the North America D&I Councils, supporting the growth and development of Employee Resource Groups

  • Develop, influence and support an internal network of D&I advocates

  • Partner with our Communications team to ensure connected and engaging messaging internally and externally

  • Develop and maintain dashboards and scorecards to drive accountability, measure progress and prioritize initiatives which support our strategy

  • Engage externally to ensure we are benchmarking best practice

  • Ensure a regional supplier diversity program, in partnership with sourcing teams

  • Partner with CSR to ensure our D&I initiatives are connected to our overall CSR strategy

*Location of the role is flexible, but you must work from a key Avery Dennison site in North America.

Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience in a business function (HR other) within a corporate environment

  • Experience leading a corporate Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) strategy, driving key D&I initiatives and/or facilitating D&I-related sessions, preferably in a manufacturing environment

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field

  • Proven track record in project management, change management and execution

  • Experience connecting with - and influencing - all levels of the organization: from plant level to C-suite

  • Track record of building relationships with strength in facilitating dialogue, listening and representing diverse perspectives

  • Proven analytical skills with ability to draw insights

  • Ability to articulate a business case with proof‐points of working cohesively

  • Persuasive communicator with a demonstrated ability to guide, mentor, encourage and inspire others

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

Expectations

  • North America region perspective with an inclusive approach

  • Courage to facilitate uncomfortable dialogue with the goal of listening and learning while also raising awareness across our organization

  • Willingness to embrace ambiguity in a dynamic environment

  • Strength in successfully navigating a global matrixed organization

  • Time zone flexibility, given the regional nature of this role

  • Continuous demonstration of leadership in line with Avery Dennison’s values

  • This role will report directly to the VP of HR for Label and Graphic Materials North America and dotted line to the DE&I Global Leader

Additional information

Internal candidates are encouraged to apply and will be considered if they meet the minimum job requirements. The role may be a Senior Manager or Director position, depending on the successful candidate's skills, abilities and experience.

*Location of the role is flexible, but you must work from a key Avery Dennison site in North America.

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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.

Reasonable Accommodation NoticeIf 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

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