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Avery Dennison R&D Project Leader, Specialty & Durables 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 32,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2020 were $7.0 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

Avery Dennison is seeking a Project Leader to join the Label and Graphics Materials Group North America team in Mentor, Ohio supporting the R&D Specialty and Durables product development team. In this role, the successful candidate will bring passion and determination to product development and complete work with perseverance and a sense of urgency leading cross-functional project teams to meet business needs for incremental revenue, cost reduction, business continuity, and quality in a leading company where individual and team success are recognized and rewarded.

Crucial duties and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all aspects of the execution of assigned projects including developing detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, budget and status reports

  • Lead the rapid and detailed execution of high-profile cross-functional projects

  • Conduct project meetings to ensure cross-functional teams meet or exceed anticipated project benefits timely, within budget, and with a high level of quality

  • Identify and resolve issues proactively and balancing schedule, scope, and cost constraints creatively

  • Handle interpersonal dynamics within project teams to build consensus, determine changes to project plans, and hold team members accountable for delivery on commitments

  • Work effectively with internal and external clients, third party vendors, and senior management in accomplishing project objectives

  • Work with management teams to translate strategic objectives into executable projects, and to develop plans for achieving stated objectives. Provide executives with project risk assessments and summary level project status reports.

  • Build institutional knowledge by systematically collecting, detailing, and disseminating lessons learned from previous projects and initiatives

  • Integrate “standard methodology” tools, techniques, and frameworks from recognized industry leaders and Avery Dennison Corporate into a unified project management methodology that is custom-tailored to business needs

  • Transfer capability by: serving as role models on the projects they lead, delivering focused training as necessary, and mentoring other project leaders

  • Help infuse process focus, systems thinking, and critical tools deep into the organization thereby improving company’s capacity for effective and efficient project management. Identify and share innovative ways to reduce project implementation timeline and cost of project development.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Material Science, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering subject area is required. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferred

  • 4-5 years project management experience.

  • Experience leading projects in packaging industry preferred

  • Good facilitation, relationship building, communication and problem solving skills

  • Good project management skills with knowledge of Project Management tracking software

  • Detail oriented; strong analytical and organizational skills

  • Comfort and confidence in interacting with / presenting to all levels in an organization

  • Good eye for business

  • Ability to influence effectively without authority

  • Propensity for identifying issues proactively, making decisions with incomplete information, and driving action

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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.

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.

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.

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

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