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Avery Dennison Senior Operations Financial Analyst in Mentor, Ohio

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (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 2018 were $7.2 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

The Senior Operations Financial Analyst provides key analytical and financial analysis, planning and reporting services and support to the Operations and Supply Chain Organization. Lead the day-to-day activities in regard to the reporting, planning and analysis activities for Corporate Total Manufacturing Expense. Prepare financial models and business-related analyses, forecasts and research, and ensure accurate and timely reporting and analysis of financial data. Work closely with key Operations and Supply Chain Stakeholders to help establish site and divisional performance targets, be an active and engaged participant in the Weekly R&O Process, identify productivity projects and other continuous improvement opportunities and eliminate inefficiencies in financial processes. Key Responsibilities:Business Partnership:

  • Provide Finance and Operations & Supply Chain Management with interpretive and predictive financial information, related primarily to Corporate Total Manufacturing Expense

  • Provide general support and assistance to Operations Finance Director and other members of Operations & Supply Chain Leadership Team on a variety of topics/duties/tasks

  • Provide leadership and guidance for annual budgeting and monthly reporting to the site regional controllers, financial analysts, and plant leadership teams.


  • Lead the preparation and review of the Divisional Annual Operating Plan, Quarterly Forecast & Weekly R&O Process for Manufacturing Expenses & Losses, including the completion of required schedules/templates

  • Develop predictive financial models of operations to report and forecast financial performance.

  • Evaluate key drivers and root cause(s) and provide meaningful analysis to explain Divisional Operating Expense performance and variances to target/commitments

  • Administer Quarterly Incentive Plan Payout Process by validating financial performance measures and obtaining management signoff on calculated/determined payouts (quarterly and annual)

  • Fulfill various ad-hoc reporting and analysis requirements, including developing, analyzing and presenting

  • Support various finance and operations stakeholders in the development and use of Oracle BI tools

  • Prepare and/or oversee the preparation of the business case(s) and associated financial justification(s) for certain capital expenditure requests that involve multiple manufacturing locations and/or divisional-based, larger capital projects

Continuous Improvement:

  • Participate in continuously improving financial and operational business processes.

  • Lead local and division-wide improvement initiatives.

  • Provide subject matter expertise and training to the operations


  • Perform and/or review and approve divisional financial analysis and journal entries and/or standard reserves/accruals/allocations related to monthly financial closing process.

  • Support internal & external audits & perform required SOX audit activities to ensure compliance certification for the division/site.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting.


  • 5+ years of financial and/or accounting experience with experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Proficient in financial modeling for consolidations, streamlining AOP process and providing key analysis to assist Stakeholders in running the business

Skills Competencies:

  • Ability to work with and synthesize large & complex data sets to prepare comprehensive analyses/reports in a clear and succinct manner

  • Strong mathematical, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Build strong & successful relationships with site management and site finance, HQ operations and supply chain personnel and Finance Team Members

  • Proficient in budgeting/forecasting, financial analysis and cost-control principles

  • Exercise insightful judgment and drive action and execution which lead to results

  • Excellent organizational skills, including verbal & written communication

  • Promote collaboration, desire to learn continuously and takes initiative to act on data and intuition

  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office suite of products (including relational databases) and other related software

  • Solid working knowledge of ERP & financial & accounting reporting systems

  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize/re-prioritize workload of self and direct report to meet deadlines, due to fluid business conditions

  • Adept at effectively communicating ideas and making presentations

WHERE YOU’LL WORK: Mentor, Ohio (30 Minutes East of Cleveland)


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