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Avery Dennison Hardware Program Development Manager in Miamisburg, Ohio

Company Description


At Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY), innovation is in our DNA. From creating the world’s first self-adhesive label in 1935 to developing ground-breaking RFID item-level tagging in 2010, we have a rich history of industry "firsts" and an entrepreneurial spirit that is second to none. Powered by a team of 30,000 employees in nearly 60 countries around the globe, we provide innovative identification and decorative solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. Our cutting-edge solutions reach almost every industry imaginable – from the fast-paced medical field to the chic fashion and apparel business. Anchored by a strong values system and core leadership principles, Avery Dennison takes pride in making brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent.

Job Description


The Hardware Program Development Manager (PDM) is responsible for leading cross-functional teams toward the implementation of Avery Dennison hardware development projects, which include thermal barcode printers, RFID encoding devices, data gathering devices, and other identification solutions.  The PDM will work closely with internal stakeholders such as Device Engineering, Product Line Management, Market Development, Operations, Supply Chain, Test Lab, Service, and Sales.  Primary responsibilities include project planning and documentation, meeting facilitation, follow up and communication of project plans and status.  The Program Development Manager is accountable for the overall delivery of the product plan and will work with various levels of the organization to ensure timelines are met, risks are mitigated, and the overall success and customer satisfaction of the project.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Responsible for managing new product development projects utilizing a stage gate process for Avery Dennison Identification Solutions (IDS) hardware devices. Responsible for conducting stage gate reviews with stakeholders and receiving approval to proceed with the new development project.

  • Develops and delivers on project management plans by working globally and cross functionally to understand and document scope of work, schedule, project risks, and budget.  Activities include but are not limited to developing work breakdown structures, managing qualitative and quantitative risks & risk analysis, resource planning, managing project financials and communicating on project status.  

  • Understand the business’ strategic plans and AOP. Assuring new product development projects are aligned.   

  • Partner with other functions of the business such as product management, engineering, quality, purchasing, & operations to successfully deliver new products on time on budget, and on scope.  

  • Maintain open and honest communication amongst the team, form working relationships, and motivate those who may need it.

  • Oversee contracts with vendors and suppliers. Be the partner expert within the company and work with the procurement team in managing the partner relationship.

  • Solve issues that arise. Plan for changes in resource allocation, scope creep, schedule changes.

  • Leverage industry best practices to infuse process discipline, systems thinking, and use of tools such as Smartsheets to enhance the company’s capacity for effective project management.

  • Own the existing New Product Development Project Management processes, tools, and resources. Identify gaps and implement an improvement plan.

  • Manage multiple development projects and deal with changing priorities with a bias towards execution in a multicultural and virtual team environment.


Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Preferred in a relevant technical engineering discipline (Electrical, Mechanical, or Firmware/Software).

  • 5-10 years of relevant professional experience in project management, new product development and deployment. Preferred experience with electro-mechanical devices.

  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP)® is preferred.

  • Experience with project management tools, e.g. Smartsheets, and Google Workspace.

  • Excellent facilitation, customer service, relationship building and communication skills.

  • Strong leadership, analytical & organizational skills.

  • Confidence in interacting with / presenting to all levels in an organization.

  • Good business acumen.

  • Propensity for identifying risks and issues proactively, making decisions with incomplete information and acting expediently.

  • To be successful in this position you are a confident team player, highly self-driven, and equipped with good collaboration skills. The ability to work under pressure and a continuous improvement solution-oriented mindset is required.

Additional Information

The salary range for this position is $124,350-207,250/year.

The hiring [base salary / wage rate] range above represents what Avery Dennison reasonably expects to pay for this position as of the date of this posting. Actual salaries will vary within the range, and in some circumstances may be above or below the range, based on various factors including but not limited to a candidate’s relevant skills, experience, education and training, and location, as well as the job scope and complexity, responsibilities, and regular and/or necessary travel required for the position, which may change depending on the candidate pool. Avery Dennison reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

►   Additional Requirements

  • Compliance with Company policies concerning maintaining a drug free workplace is required

  • Compliance with all Company policies is required including all safety policies and procedures

►   Supervisory Responsibilities 

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

►Management Disclaimer

Management reserves the right to revise, change or modify the duties and responsibilities of this position at any time to meet business and organizational needs. This position description may not list all duties for this position. The incumbent in the position may be asked to perform other duties. This position description is not a contract for employment and either the incumbent or Avery Dennison may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.


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