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Avery Dennison Legal Operations Director in Mentor, Ohio

Company Description

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.

Job Description

Primary Function:

This person is responsible for delivery of the strategy and the day-to-day operations of the global Law Department, reporting to the Chief Legal Officer. The person in this role provides critical infrastructure, enabling the department to achieve its objectives. This person is responsible for various aspects of Technology, Finance, Communications and Administration for the global law department.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Develops the strategy for the delivery of global IT solutions to the department; works with IT to select and implement applications; ensures systems are used consistently and operating successfully

• Leads department intranet strategy and knowledge management platform, including the reuse of data, proper document management and creation of self-help tools

• Develops and implements the department’s global communications plan; ensures communications support department’s objectives; measures effectiveness and relevance

• Identifies, drives and tracks department metrics, as well as cross-functional initiatives

• Responsible for legal operations benchmarking initiatives, including spend analysis and third party surveys

• Leads key department initiatives for the law department including the areas of risk management and compliance.

• Plans and facilitates staff meetings (developing agenda with CLO); documents and follows up on action items between meetings; proactively looks for opportunities to eliminate duplication and share best practices

• Manages department’s linkages with other corporate functions, helping to implement corporate initiatives

• Establish the vendor strategy with law firms and other third party vendors, including executing or facilitating efficient use and evaluation of firms and alternative Legal Service Providers

• Liaises with Finance and Accounting functions to establish budgets and complete forecasts, reporting on spending to CLO and Staff

• Manages office administration and the support infrastructure for department

Other Responsibilities:

• Establishes or modifies department policies

• Manages relationships with recruiters and placement agencies, including contract negotiations and renewals

• Acts as liaison with Facilities and performs space management

• Defines and leads complex global projects and other responsibilities as assigned by the CLO and Law leadership team

• Responsible for developing staff, estimating personnel needs, assigning work, and meeting completion dates


Skills / Experience required:

• Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Business or related. MBA preferred

• 10+ years of relevant experience with progressively increasing responsibilities and accomplishments

• Strong business acumen, strategic thinking and decision-making skills

• Expertise with process design, project management and leading change

• Experience working in a fast paced, complex organization

• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication and facilitation skills

• Proven track record of working effectively with executives and employees at all levels of the organization

• Capacity to think strategically, proactively identify issues and develop sustainable solutions

• Ability to handle multiple assignments and manage major projects to successful completion

• Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative to be a self-starter

• Demonstrated planning and organizational skills

• Exceptional customer-focused orientation


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