Avery Dennison Divisional Quality Leader 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

We are looking for a Divisional Quality Leader to join our team in Mentor, OH.

In this role, primary responsibilities are in two areas: division-level project leadership to eliminate defects, and supervision of regional quality consultants.

  • Develop and implement cross-division projects to improve quality, reduce defects. Work includes data collection and analysis, development of processes, training, best practice translation across sites, monitoring/audits, and the development of new test methods.

  • Supervise the West region quality consultants to improve customer complaint satisfaction through more effective and efficient solutions to claims. Lead “complex claim” resolution and develop quality consultant’s skill-set.

  • This role will interface with all levels and functions of the organization from Procurement, to Operations, to Sales.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Divisional quality liaise with Research and Development, including project team support.

  • Lead and facilitate problem solving activities, including customer, supplier, and Avery Dennison personnel as participants.

  • Participate and/or lead Enterprise Lean Sigma and Six Sigma activities.

  • Identify and analyze problems using DMAIC and other structured methodology.

  • Develop subject matter expertise in given area of focus.

  • Provide technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions to be imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organizational objectives.

  • Develop and implement technical training.

  • Develop control methods for sustaining process improvement projects.

  • Provide ongoing process evaluation, including trials and capability studies. Approve manufacturing site specification changes.

  • Implement new equipment and operating procedures as needed.

Qualifications

  • 2-5+ years experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering

  • Supervisory experience a plus but not required.

  • Knowledgeable and passionate about defect reduction and is a change agent with solid influencing skills to drive the needed improvements.

  • Experience with statistical analysis, SPC, DoE, FMEA, and MSE

  • Able to develop, implement, monitor, and control functional improvement plans

  • Problem solving, decision analysis, situation appraisal skills

  • Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple priorities

  • Superior communications skills (written, oral and presentation) and facilitation skills

  • Ability to influence others. Approachable, effective in giving and receiving feedback

  • Problem solver with Six Sigma/ELS experience

  • Strong PC skills Ð MS Office, Lotus notes, Minitab, AS400, QSI and QIS experience

  • Previous ISO 9001 implementation, improvement and sustainment experience a plus.

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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.

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