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Avery Dennison Finance Manager, Operations in Mentor, Ohio

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (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 2018 were $7.2 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

As a key member of the LGM-NA Operations Finance Team, the Operations Financial Manager provides key analytical and financial analysis, planning and reporting services and support to the LGM-NA Operations and Supply Chain Organization.

Lead the strategy and execution of operations finance projects and the modeling and deployment of the Annual Operating Plan and Quarterly Forecasts. Lead the development of a new AOP business process and consolidation tool. Be responsible for the portfolio of operations & finance projects pre and post Symphony. Responsible for coordination of day-to-day activities in regard to the reporting, planning and analysis activities for LGM-NA Total Manufacturing Expense. Prepare financial and business-related analyses, forecasts and research, and ensure accurate and timely reporting and analysis of financial data. Work closely with key Operations and Supply Chain Stakeholders to help establish site and divisional performance targets, identify productivity projects and other continuous improvement opportunities and eliminate inefficiencies in financial processes.

In this role as the Division Consolidation Manager, delivering on these responsibilities is critical to success:

  • Business Partnership

  • Provide Finance and Operations & Supply Chain Management with interpretive and predictive financial information, related primarily to Corporate Total Manufacturing Expense

  • Provide general support and assistance to Operations Finance Director and other members of LGM-NA Operations & Supply Chain Leadership Team on a variety of topics/duties/tasks.

  • Prepare and/or oversee the preparation of the business case(s) and associated financial justification(s) for certain capital expenditure requests that involve multiple manufacturing locations and/or divisional-based, larger capital projects

  • Lead the preparation and review of the Divisional Consolidated AOP and Quarterly Forecast in collaboration with site and divisional operations leadership

  • Support various finance and operations stakeholders in the development and use of Oracle BI tools.

  • Lead development of finance training for finance and operations teams

  • Planning/Reporting/Analysis

  • Provide leadership and guidance for annual budgeting and monthly reporting to the site regional controllers, financial analysts, and plant leadership teams.

  • Proficient in advanced financial modeling for consolidations, streamlining AOP process and providing key analysis to assist Stakeholders in running the business.

  • Manage the Operations Finance project portfolio and resource allocation and deliver top Finance projects

  • Establish project structure and reporting relationships, ensure that everybody understands the project goals and his/her role and responsibilities, encourage good working relationships among all project team members, motivate and resolve conflicts between individual members of the team, documents key project staff.

  • Maintain project documentation and recording systems, ensure that mandatory documents depending on the project type are created and updated during the project life-cycle.

  • Perform hands-on Business Analysis related to the projects you are running (depending on scope, portfolio size and specifics required by the region) using standard requirements gathering and design templates

  • Work to automate the reporting capabilities where possible, leading to reduced time required to complete reports

  • Administer Quarterly AIP Payout Process by validating performance measures, consolidating exceptions and management signoff on calculated/determined payouts

  • Organize and maintain effective communication, both internal (within the project team) and external (with project stakeholders).

  • Generate visible added value that company delivers to the stakeholders by suggestion of innovative solutions to problems/processes that leverage technology to provide differentiation, efficiency improvements, and better user experiences.

  • Controllership/Compliance

  • Coordinate follow-up actions identified during month-end LGM-NA Finance Close Meeting with LGM Locations and ensure these are completed timely

  • Perform and/or review and approve journal entries and/or standard reserves/accruals/allocations

  • Approve all required balance sheet reconciliations in Blackline timely, accurately and in accordance with company policy

  • Support internal & external audits & perform required SOX audit activities to ensure compliance certification for the distribution centers


Avery Dennison has a long history of being a market leader. Your history is important to us. It should include the following:

Education/ Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting or Financial Systems

  • 5-7 years of experience in performing financial analysis, planning and modeling within a matrix based organization

  • 2-5 years of experience working with financial reporting tools and/or Business Intelligence reporting tools with preferences given to Oracle Business Intelligence and/or Cognos


  • Ability to build strong relationships and rapport with Operations leadership teams.

  • Strong demonstrated analytical skills including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into both system and operational requirements enabling identification of both issues and untapped opportunities for improvement.

  • Advance user of database management systems (DBMS) physical implementation, including tables, joins and SQL querying

  • Advanced use of structured data, such as entities, classes, hierarchies, relationships and metadata

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize workload to meet deadlines due to fluid business conditions and requests

  • Ability to work with and synthesize large & complex datasets to prepare comprehensive analyses/reports in a clear and succinct manner

  • Solid working knowledge of ERP, financial & accounting reporting systems, and related interfaces, particularly shop floor systems

  • Advanced practitioner of project management and business analysis methodology and lifecycle.

  • Preferred hands-on experience and knowledge with reporting and BI tools, especially Oracle OBIEE or Cognos platform

  • Preferred lead role in planning, coordinating, and architecting the roadmap and strategy for future operational reporting

  • Approximately 15% travel requirement to U.S. manufacturing sites.

WHERE YOU’LL WORK: Mentor, Ohio (30 Minutes East of Cleveland)

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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