Avery Dennison IT Project Management Intern in Mentor, Ohio
Avery Dennison (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 30,000 employees in over 50 countries. Reported sales in 2019 were $7.1 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
What we are looking for
We are seeking innovators, collaborators, and problem solvers. Our interns do not shy away from a challenge, and are looking for a chance to create a real impact with our company. Avery Dennison’s Internship Program has a single business focus to cultivate future talent for our rapidly growing organization. With a concentrated blend of experiential on-the-job learning, a dynamic environment, access to business leaders, and an encouraging team of co-workers, peers, and supervisors, the Internship Program will provide you the opportunity to sharpen your skills and collaborate on a number of strategic projects.
We’re seeking a IT Project Management Intern to be based in Mentor, Ohio to join our business in North America during the summer of 2021. You will provide Project Management support for North America operations. You will work on projects that support IT’s continuous efforts to standardize and streamline processes.
What you will be doing
In this role you will:
Work with Avery Dennison IT department and functional teams to initiate, plan, execute and close critical projects. Examples of projects our interns have worked on in the past include launching our Business to Business Customer Portal, Creating a how-to video library for our new global R&D innovation platform and helping to define our IT business analyst Community of Practice (CoP) Depending on the size and duration, your actual work may only cover one or two of the standard Project stages.
Work with the PMO (Project Management Office) to identify and drive needed process improvements to improve our portfolio management processes. A previous intern was the Project manager for our new PMO lessons learned process, leading the effort to create a new MVP tool and process end to end.
Learn basic project management skills, tools and methodology
** Intern will be provided a mentor to help navigate the assignments
We will provide you with the opportunities to:
Develop analytical capabilities by helping define, document and leverage IT business analysis
Use real world, hands on activities in a $4+billion dollar manufacturing company to see how IT project managers and business analysts define and deliver technical solutions to the business
Develop technical capabilities by learning how a specific technical solution meets the functional requirements of a project and how to test those requirements against system performance
Develop business skills: learn and use basic project management and business analysis skills through daily interactions with business and IT team members
Develop an understanding of business processes, professional conduct, collaboration, prioritization and delivering business value in a Fortune 500 company
What sets us apart
Avery Dennison’s Summer Internship Program is unlike any other with its emphasis on networking, community and support. From Day 1, networking is encouraged, promoted and expected within the program. As you are on-boarded with other summer interns and Early Careers Program associates from various tracks, you quickly develop a community of individuals all committed to make sure you have what it takes to succeed.
A core component of the curriculum is the peer mentoring program. Paired with an Early Careers Associate or program graduate within the organization, the program focuses on the transition from college to corporate, leveraging strengths and defining your early career path.
In addition, as an organization that values diversity and inclusion, we welcome our Summer Interns to take an active role in our Employee Resource Groups(ERG’s). ERG’s are a group of employees that help advance and promote diversity, cultural awareness and an inclusive work environment. Some of our ERG’s are Black Employee Resource Group (BERG), Elevate(Woman’s), NEO Chinese Association, Unite(LGBT+), Veteran Employee Resource Group (VERG).
What you will need to bring to the program
Avery Dennison has a long history of being an industry leader. Your history is important to us. It should include the following:
- Pursuing a BS in Information Technology or Business or related field required.
Previous internship/co op experience or relevant work experience (a plus)
Strong Microsoft Word and Excel or Google Sheets skills, (a plus)
Strong problem-solving skills with a wide degree of creativity and latitude.
Strong organizational skills
Experience via student organizations, such as Beta Alpha Psi, Association of Latino Professionals of America, Multicultural Business Association, Finance Association, Women in Finance, etc.
Volunteerism or similar activities
Equal Opportunity Statement
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.
Details about your recruiting/hiring process (check all that apply):
x Initial Phone Screen
x Site Interview
x Second Interview
x Drug Screen
x Criminal Background Check
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