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Avery Dennison Operations Manager in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania

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, 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 more than 35,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2021 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

The Operations Manager reports to the Plant Manager, and is responsible for the overall leadership of the production department’s operational performance as it relates to its financial, quality, service, safety, and employee relations success. The Operations Manager is also expected to be capable of interim leadership roles and assist with technical teams as needed.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Employee Development & Management

  • Ensure that operation team member goals are developed to allow team members to make a successful impact on the business goals and objectives and are clearly defined to drive individual and personal growth.

  • Attract, retain and develop high potential talent. Build a team capable of executing on organizational objectives.

  • Model and promote the Corporation's Code of Business Conduct, Ethics and Values.

  • Perform general management duties, exercising authority concerning staff, performance appraisals, promotions and terminations. Responsible for training and development of subordinate staff, estimating personnel needs, assigning work, meeting completion dates, interpreting and ensuring consistent application of organizational policies.

Operations Management Responsibilities

  • Analyze and draw information for long-term strategic change and improvement.

  • Drive execution of site improvement plans, help set operations improvement goals, ensure priorities and accountabilities are clear, provide resources and remove obstacles to ensure success.

  • Support Site and Divisional Continuous Improvement efforts, including day-to-day alignment, metric focus and strategic deployment.

  • Successfully implement annual and long-term financial and business plans (financial, safety, service, organization, and inventory).

  • Lead significant projects and improvement initiatives

  • Create a vision and operating strategy/plan for the production department; steer the business units toward that vision.

  • Leads collaboration with other functional areas to help resolve issues and improve manufacturing processes.

  • Ensure that manufacturing team members meet site goals and objectives.

  • Develop Objectives, Goals, Strategies and Measures (OGSM) for assigned area and confirm linkage to global business strategies.

  • Understand and implement ISO 9001 procedures related to the role and responsibilities of the Operations Manager position.

  • Proactively communicates with the Plant Leadership Team regarding employee and operational challenges/concerns.

  • Works collaboratively with the Plant Leadership Team to resolve challenges/concerns.

  • Foster a culture where safety is a core value in daily operation and strive towards an accident-free workplace.

  • Be a visible leader capable of engaging team members at all levels of the organization.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (preferred)

  • 7+ year’s solid business experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading and developing individuals and teams.

  • Must regard safety as a core value; must serve as role model for other employees and encourage adherence to safety practices, policies and procedures.

  • Strong knowledge and experience with ISO 9000 Quality System.

  • General business knowledge within the converting or pressure sensitive industries

  • Demonstrated success in operations leadership, improvement process and in having the ability to understand and integrate consumer needs, marketing strategies and broader business challenges.



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