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Avery Dennison Director, Information Technology, IDS/Vestcom in Miamisburg, Ohio

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides branding and information labeling solutions, including pressure-sensitive materials, radio-frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, and a variety of converted products and solutions. The company designs and manufactures a wide range of labeling and functional materials that enhance branded packaging, carry or display information that connects the physical and the digital, and improve customers’ product performance. The company serves an array of industries worldwide, including home and personal care, apparel, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive. The company employs approximately 36,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2022 were $9.0 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

The Director of Information Technology (IT) combines their knowledge of desired business outcomes with functional expertise to develop technology plans and roadmaps to drive competitive advantage for the IDS business unit (including Vestcom).

The Director of IT fully understands the breadth of IT services available within the existing organization and combines this with knowledge of emerging technologies to share options and recommend and deliver solutions. The Director of IT shares accountability with its business partners for meeting the desired business outcomes.

The Director of IT will be an active member of the IDS & Vestcom business unit and will be responsible for driving the IT strategy for the business unit and collaborating with other IT functions to support initiatives across the business unit to meet agreed-upon business outcomes.

Key priorities for the role include:

Developing an IT Strategy and Roadmap. Technology strategy and investments will need to be aligned with business strategy. The IT Director will then lead the development and implementation of a prioritization process to enable IDS to make investment decisions that drive growth and profitability and work with the business leaders to integrate IT solutions into the business and customer strategy.

The Director of IT will collaborate with other functions (inside and outside of IT) to formulate a long-term IT strategy and recommendations for technology investments to improve current IT capabilities and advance the business. They will assess the potential and business applications of existing and emerging technologies.

Ensuring Execution of Current and Planned Programs. The Director of IT will actively partner with other IT functions (PMO, Applications, Sourcing, Infrastructure, Information Security, etc.) to drive the execution of current and planned programs to deliver positive business outcomes. The incumbent will ensure that the programs meet expected benefits and hold people accountable for results (within IT and in other functions).

Role Location

Cincinnati, OH preferred, but open to remote

Reporting Relationship

This role reports to the Senior Vice President and CIO with a dotted line to the Vice President and General Manager, Identification Solutions and Vestcom.


Minimum Requirements:

  • 12+ years of strong business experience and significant experience in leading IT for a region in a manufacturing organization, preferably a director of IT for a complex region of a business unit or a global business unit.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Computer Science (or equivalent). A Master’s Degree is a plus.

  • Strong business experience, as well as experience in IT, with proven experience leading organizations in a matrixed organization

  • Experience in defining, developing, and implementing IT strategies and major systems; a broad-based business person capable of applying current and future technology and competencies to meet overall business strategies and priorities. Must have experience with ERP implementations and strong overall supply chain knowledge in manufacturing companies.

  • Oracle EBS or Fusion experience preferred.

  • Strong leadership and proven collaboration and communication skills – ability to navigate global, business, and regional structures across IT and the business to influence andimplemente effectively.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, performance-driven.

  • Ability to see “the bigger picture” and focus on and work in the details, this is a ‘hands-on’ role.

  • Proven track record to act as a change agent for the organization (beyond the IT organization)

  • Ability to travel regionally and globally.

Core Capabilities

The Director of IT should be highly proficient in ten core capabilities:

  • AGILITY: Readily accepts change. Recognizes when changing customer or organizational priorities and needs requires a different approach and can meet the new standard. Effectively and independently leads competing priorities and demands.

  • BROAD THINKING: Approaches problems from a range of perspectives. Considers the impact their decisions have over the short and long term. Sees and considers cause-effect relationships within basic systems. Develops a compelling vision and strategies that achieve critical outcomes. Provides options and recommendations to achieve success.

  • BUSINESS ACUMEN: Solid understanding of financial drivers of the business and how the direct work in their area of responsibility contributes to the profitability of Avery Dennison. Prioritizes their work in a way that adds maximum value to the organization.

  • CURIOSITY: Consistently takes inquisitive risks in trying new and different ways to get the job done. Effectively applies existing practices or processes to new tasks and situations. Highlights inefficiencies in work processes and practices within the department.

  • DECISION MAKING: Analyzes problems effectively and makes appropriate decisions without missing deadlines or causing service delays. Able to cope with reasonable levels of uncertainty and incomplete sets of facts to develop solutions. Uses established standards/methods to solve common problems. Able to predict the consequences of decisions made with some level of consistency.

  • EXCELLENCE: Expects the best from ourselves and each other. Deliver on Avery Dennison’s commitments. Always look for ways to improve continually. Act decisively, with speed and agility. Consults with functional and IT owners to help drive success. Tracks and measures benefit realization from IT-enabled products and services and influence corrective action where needed.

  • INFLUENCING OTHERS: Involves key partners in developing messages, actions, and plans to ensure the final approach reflects their insights and has their commitment. Effectively articulates their position and helps others understand the underlying issues and concerns. Is a strong ambassador for the technical solutions that enable and drive business success.

  • INNOVATION: Uses imagination and insightfulness to create new possibilities. Challenges the status quo. Uses failure as an opportunity to learn and improve. Identifies new technologies and approaches to improve business outcomes (e.g., optimizing current business or new revenue streams).

  • LISTENING & COMMUNICATION: Demonstrates flexibility in communication style to adjust to most audiences and situations. Puts self in others' position to better understand their point of view. Obtains consensus from those affected by decisions made. Shares own ideas, feelings, and information openly and directly. Conveys information to diverse audiences, orally and in writing, in a way that is easily understood and practical. Ensures consistent and timely communications with partners and ITLT to share accomplishments, challenges, and learning with key programs

  • SELF-AWARENESS & IMPROVEMENT: Explores formal and informal opportunities to enhance own skills and strengths and applies new findings to daily work. Open to constructive feedback and uses this feedback to enhance their performance. Solid awareness of own strengths and development needs.

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)534-6000 or NA.TA.Operations@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