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Avery Dennison Quality Manager in Mentor, Ohio

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (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 35,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2021 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com

Job Description


The Quality Manager is a member of the Plant Leadership Team reporting directly to the Plant Manager.   This position is responsible for planning and directing the activities of the Quality Team and executing on key initiatives for the  facility.  The Quality Manager will partner with functional department leaders and technical teams to formulate, recommend and direct programs to meet organization needs for the quality improvement and cost reduction of both existing and new products and processes.  


Quality Leadership

  • Develop and execute a cross functional plan to achieve site quality objectives (claim rate, claim credits, complaint responsiveness, customer satisfaction rate, process capability, ISO compliance, etc.).

  • Support development and management of a divisional strategy including the creation of a team operating plan with actionable goals to create competitive advantage.

  • Instill an employee quality culture that aggressively identifies and solves quality-related issues.

  • Interact regularly with engineering, manufacturing and commercial functions to establish quality standards for raw material, work in process, and finished products and ensure sufficient process capability to consistently meet those standards.

  • Recommend and lead cross-functional project teams and collaborate with all functions, levels of the organization, customers, and suppliers. 

  • Travel (10%) to Customers, suppliers, other LGM locations to achieve objectives.

Personnel Development

  • Lead, coach and develop quality team members to achieve peak performance.

QMS Compliance

  • Develop, maintain, and ensure compliance with quality assurance programs, policies, processes, and procedures under ISO 9001. 

  • Lead the site (internal) Corrective Action process.

  • Develop and improve the off machine inspection and testing plan, and manage inspections, lab testing and calibrations.

  • Lead  ISO and FSC audits of cross-division LGM-NA sites (lead 2 audits per year).

  • Manage Internal and external audit follow up to gain and maintain ISO and FSC certifications.

  • Manage the site’s document control system. Comply with divisional document requirements.

  • Provide training on quality system requirements and manage the site’s document training process.

  • Lead site Management of Change and Temporary Operating Deviation processes for the site.

Quality System Performance and Continuous Improvement

  • Deploy and maintain a quality improvement strategy, including regular, documented team reviews of progress.

  • Actively participate in cross-division quality meetings to share and optimize best practices.

  • Provide on-call quality support; process watching production runs 

Customer Claims

  • Lead calls with internal and external Customers.

  • Lead claim investigations including containment, cause analysis, corrective action, and risk mitigation. 

  • Complete corrective action reports to Customers.

Supplier Quality

  • Lead calls with suppliers.

  • Enter claims to suppliers, request corrective actions and audit the effectiveness of resultant corrective actions.

  • Conduct supplier audits.

New Product Qualification

  • Work with  product design teams to ensure new products meet quality expectations.

  • Review and approve commercialization of products into the site.

  • Work with process engineers to enable targeted process capability.


B.S. in chemical, mechanical, industrial engineering or sciences preferred.

•Experience in a people leadership role and within a quality or operations function preferred.

• Demonstrated experience managing policies, procedures, process, programs, and practices under ISO 9001 (or a similar quality system) to ensure continuous improvement, conformance and effectiveness of Quality System. Statistical analysis and problem solving skills (Six Sigma). 

• Demonstrated experience with effective Corrective and Preventive Action processes to ensure process improvement and auditing results.

• Experience with automotive industry certifications preferred.

Additional Information

Who we are!

  • Our Story:

Avery dennison is everywhere you look:

  • We not only embrace change… we drive it.

  • Our culture is innovative and collaborative - where bold ideas turn into action.

  • We are committed to workplace diversity, both for employees and for the business.

  • We are a force for good, embedded in industries and communities worldwide.

  • We are challenging ourselves and others to reach higher and think bigger to improve the quality of all life.

Avery Dennison is a great place to work for everyone.

We offer:

  • Structured learning and development

  • Mentoring program

  • Competitive total rewards

  • Commitment to Sustainability

At Avery Dennison we do what we love and we love what we do.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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.

If you require accommodations to view or apply for a job, alternative methods are available to submit an application. Please contact 440.534.6080 or jacqueline.williams@averydennison.com to discuss reasonable accommodations.

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