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Avery Dennison Quality Manager in Mount Prospect, Illinois

Company Description

Avery Dennison (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 32,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2020 were $7.0 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

The Quality Manager, a member of the Plant Leadership Team, will lead the planning and directing of quality activities of the Reflective Business, in North America. The Quality manager will partner with the technical teams to formulate, recommend and direct research and development programs to meet organization needs for the quality improvement and cost reduction of both existing and new products and processes. This person will facilitate the transfer of technologies throughout various areas of the organization, evaluate new products, review and analyze technical literature and stay current on related issues and technical data. We are a dynamic environment focused on serving our customers and communities where we operate. The Quality Manager will train and lead the quality team, manage workflow schedules to predict service and is a subject matter expert with demonstrated hands-on skills and experience in quality.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead cross-functional project teams & collaborate with all functions, levels of the organization, customers and suppliers.

  • Ensures that performance and quality products conform to established company and regulatory standards.

  • Interact regularly with engineering, manufacturing and commercial functions to establish quality standards for raw material, work in process and finished products and ensure sufficient process capability to consistently meet those standards.

  • Investigates problems and develops disposition and corrective actions for recurring discrepancies. Recommends corrective actions, dispositions and modifications.

  • Develop and implement program quality plans, programs, and procedures using statistical quality control statistics, lean manufacturing concepts, and ELS tools and analyses. Lead and/or participate in quality process improvement projects.

  • Deliver short-term and-long term results in order to develop and maintain the organization's credibility with the business and build opportunities for the function to add greater value to the business.

  • Use business trends and customer needs to develop and lead a divisional strategy, while crafting a team operating plan with actionable goals to accelerate competitive advantage.

  • Ensures that performance and quality products conform to established company and regulatory standards.

  • Oversee the document control system by processing document change requests and working with the divisional team to develop new documents.

  • Create, review, and approve changes to the quality system process to devise best practices and reduce process variation.

  • Develop, maintain, and ensure compliance with quality assurance programs, policies, processes, and procedures under ISO 9001.

  • Report on quality system metrics and present to site and division leadership and audit team.

  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks and goals.



  • Bachelor’s degree required: Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Polymer/Materials Science or related technical field.

Skills & Experience:

  • 5 + years related experience needed.

  • Demonstrated experience crafting policies, procedures, process, programs, and practices under ISO 9001 (or a similar quality system) to ensure continuous improvement, conformance and effectiveness of Quality System.

  • Demonstrated experience with effective Corrective and Preventive Action processes to ensure process improvement and auditing results.

  • Able to quickly acclimate to complex organization: build and develop functional relationships, gain knowledge of products, develop analytical and reporting skills, learn multiple computer-based quality, inventory, and internet/ intranet applications.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent auditing and statistical skills

  • Understanding of applicable computer systems, such as Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes, and function specific software.

  • Excellent attention to detail & organizational skills.

  • Excellent technical aptitude.

  • Strong ability to lead, train and coach a diverse team of individuals performing a variety of tasks.

  • Strong customer focus necessary.

  • Familiarity with ELS Operating Principles.

  • Ability to think ahead, anticipate problems, make decisions and take appropriate action.

  • Good coordination, planning, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Operational knowledge of applicable systems.

Additional Information

Who we are!

  • Our Story:

Avery dennison is everywhere you look:

  • We not only embrace change… we drive it.

  • Our culture is innovative and collaborative - where bold ideas turn into action.

  • We are committed to workplace diversity, both for employees and for the business.

  • We are a force for good, embedded in industries and communities worldwide.

  • We are challenging ourselves and others to reach higher and think bigger to improve the quality of all life.

Avery Dennison is a great place to work for everyone.

We offer:

  • Structured learning and development

  • Mentoring program

  • Competitive total rewards

  • Commitment to Sustainability

At Avery Dennison we do what we love and we love what we do.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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