Avery Dennison R&D Project Leader 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.
The R&D Project Leader will work across the Label and Graphics Materials Group businesses and functional teams (Marketing, Commercial, R&D, Procurement, Finance, and Operations) to support the R&D Graphics Product Development team to deliver the Innovation objectives in order to enable growth. The R&D Project Leader will drive successful execution of Product Development projects that will deliver a net benefit to the business by being responsible for all aspects of the execution of assigned projects including developing detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, budget, communication and status reports
Lead the rapid and magnificent 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 the desired 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, negotiate 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 prior projects and initiatives
Integrate “best practice” 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 vital, and mentoring other project leaders
Help infuse process discipline, 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.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business or Scientific subject area is required. Master’s degree preferred.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferred.
Experience with applying ELS / DfLS (six sigma and lean manufacturing) methods & tools preferred.
Experience in the packaging, chemical, pressure-sensitive or automotive industry preferred.
4 years project leadership experience.
Excellent facilitation, relationship building, communication and problem solving skills.
Excellent project management skills with knowledge of Excel or Project Management tracking software (e.g., Microsoft Project, Smartsheet).
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.
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.
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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