Avery Dennison Leadership Development Program - Operations 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

What we are looking forAvery Dennison’s North America Operations Leadership Development Program (OLDP) has a single business focus to build talent for our rapidly growing organization. With a concentrated blend of experiential on-the-job learning and classroom and virtual training, the OLDP serves as the talent pipeline for leadership roles throughout the organization.

We are looking for agile problem solvers who enjoy working in a dynamic and collaborative environment to be our next Operations Associate. OLDP Associates receive in-depth exposure to multiple areas/divisions of our business by rotating through two different assignments over the course of 30 months. We are only considering individuals who are excited about relocating multiple times between OH, IN, PA, and GA during and after graduating from the program.

The OLDP Associate will typically rotate through some of the following roles/functions:

  • Process and Quality Engineering

  • Operations Team Leadership

  • Enterprise Lean Sigma

What you will be doingThe primary roles and responsibilities of this LDP position will be:Lean and Six Sigma: Lead and conduct problem solving efforts and propose resolutions utilizing these toolsProduct Development: Continually improve and optimize current products through variability reduction. Provide support for new products as they arise by interacting with marketing business teamsProcess Improvement: Initiate and support new equipment and process upgrades to minimize scrap, increase productivity and improve quality. Assure improvements are sustainedEnsure Quality: Plan, develop, enhance and implement control systems to ensure product, material, process and procedural compliance with quality standardsMaintain Performance Standards: Provide on-machine expertise to operators and other staff personnel to ensure manufacturing capability and capacity are meeting delivery and performance targetsProject Management: Develop project timelines, assign responsibilities, and drive execution of tasks to deliver goalsWhat sets us apartAvery Dennison’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) 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 LDP associates from the various tracks, you quickly develop a community with new, current, and recently graduated LDPs all willing to go the extra mile to make sure you have what it takes to succeed.

In addition, a core component of the curriculum is the mentoring program. Paired with another leader within the organization, the program focuses on the transition from college to corporate, leveraging strengths and defining your career path.

Qualifications

What you will need to bring to the programAvery Dennison has a long history of being an industry leader. Your history is important to us. It should include the following:Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with a focus on Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical, Computer or Automation. Expected graduation date should be December 2018 (to start in January 2019) or May 2019 (to start in June 2019)

Skills

  • Previous internship or co-op experience required

  • Leadership experience via student organizations, athletics, intramural sports, volunteerism or similar activities

Travel

  • Flexibility and willingness to relocate multiple times between OH, IL IN, PA, and GA during and after graduating from the program

  • Ability to travel up to 20 percent of the time

Additional Information

Equal Opportunity StatementAll 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. 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