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Avery Dennison Sr. DE&I Communications Manager (Contract Role) 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 and solutions, 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. The company employs approximately 36,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2021 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

At Avery Dennison, some of the great benefits we provide are:

  • Health & Wellness benefits starting on day 1 of employment

  • Paid parental leave

  • 401K eligibility

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Employee Assistance Program eligibility / Health Advocate

  • Paid vacation and Paid holidays

Job Description

Avery Dennison is built on diverse ideas. We are known for innovative solutions that help our customers lead their markets. As a materials science and manufacturing company, bringing together differing viewpoints and ways of working is central to our success.

We know that a mix of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences delivers the best ideas. Diversity and inclusion, as connected catalysts, drive innovation, transforming and enhancing our culture and our business. Not only does it enrich outcomes for our business, it’s just the right thing to do. We believe in inclusivity and a workforce that mirrors that of our customer base and the communities in which we operate.

Job Description

Location of the role is flexible, remote is possible, but you must reside near a key Avery Dennison site around the globe. As a DE&I communications manager, you will provide direct communications support to our director, Diversity & Inclusion. In this role, you will develop and execute an internal and external DE&I employee engagement strategy to build community, inspire and share our progress as we develop our reputation as a diversity, equity and inclusion employer of choice. You will own and execute key initiatives relevant to all Avery Dennison businesses -- serving as the central enterprise (corporate) resource to deliver a global vision that can be tailored by region and function, including change management activities.

To be successful in your role, you will do the following:

  • Support the director, Diversity & Inclusion, in developing, refreshing as needed, and executing the company-wide DE&I strategy and plan

  • Partner with a range of internal stakeholders including managers and leaders

  • Coordinate communications between the “corporate center” and regional DE&I Councils and communicators

  • Quickly develop a good understanding of how the company is structured, by business, regionally, and by job role (professional or shop floor), as well as take initiative to learn about the different internal cultures

  • Primary responsibility will be to directly engage and participate in all DE&I Action Office meetings/discussions

  • In partnership with our Employee Resource Groups and their communications partners, build an enterprise calendar of ERG events and activities

  • Assume ownership of the DE&I OurWorld (intranet) page, identifying and flagging content needs or opportunities, drafting certain content yourself, and engaging communications partners as needed

  • Proactively seek opportunities to bring along our internal communities using the full range of AD comms resources and channels tailoring messages and approaches to different audiences.

  • Support building our external reputation efforts through storytelling and thought leadership.

  • Manage other activities as identified by the director



  • 7-10 years of experience in a business function (HR other) within a corporate environment

  • Experience with corporate Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (D&I) programs, change management, and project management

  • Proven track record of project/task execution

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

  • Comfortable working and building relationships with people at all levels of the organization; able to influence leaders and others

  • Prefers working independently and owning your projects


  • Global perspective with an inclusive approach

  • Ability to think strategically (high-level) and also deliver on tactics (basics)

  • Willingness to embrace ambiguity in a dynamic environment

  • Strength in successfully navigating a global matrixed organization

  • Time zone flexibility, given the global nature of this role

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