Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison Technical Leader, Graphics 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

Avery Dennison is seeking a Technical Leader to join the North America Graphics Solutions team. This role will be responsible for developing and managing custom solutions, as well a generating customer and technology insights through dedicated end-user engagement, benchmarking and product re-design efforts. You will have a deep understanding of materials technology and strong business insight. They will be able to structure complex problems and navigate organizational structures internally and externally to meet customer needs, while managing complexity and overall business profitability.

Key responsibilities:

  • Field inbound customer requests for new or custom products and develop unique material solutions as supported by the opportunity.

  • Assess individual project opportunity as well as broader market potential of new solutions to make go / no-go decisions on development.

  • Plan and lead projects to a successful conclusion. Collaborate cross-functionally with product management, sales, customer service and technical service, as well as with outside parties as required (i.e.: material suppliers, development partners, etc.).

  • Manage product benchmarking projects and help connect materials science to product performance and customer value propositions.

  • Collect intelligence of customer trends, competitive technology, and new product applications.

  • Actively demonstrate insights to develop new business and generate new product ideas.


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required

  • Technical degree (chemistry, material or polymer science, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering) and/or MBA is preferred

  • 5+ Years engineering or technical sales and marketing experience

  • Strong project management skills and attention to detail are required

  • Industry experience in pressure-sensitive graphics, wrapping, paint protection and window films is helpful.

  • Proven ability to collaborate cross-functionally and lead projects

  • 20%-30% travel

Additional Information

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

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