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Avery Dennison Buyer/Planner in Painesville, Ohio

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 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2020 were $7.0 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

Avery Dennison Performance Tapes has an immediate opening for an experienced Supply Chain professional to fulfill the role of Buyer/ Planner. This role will report into the Materials Manager and prepare business related analyses and research for Supply Chain, Materials Management, and/or Logistics (SML). The individual will focus on activities related to Buying, Planning, Scheduling, and Inventory / Material Control. The role will also focus on improvements to processes and prepare reports, graphs and charts of data and/or ensure efficiency.

General Operations Responsibilities

  • Health & Safety: Consistently work in a safe manner with regard to self, co-workers, and manufacturing systems.

  • Enterprise Lean Sigma (ELS): Continuously review current processes and search out improvement methods to improve product/process quality and reduce waste, rework, and unnecessary work that adds no value to the work or process. Support safety, quality, and continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Teamwork: Assist and support other team members in meeting department and site goals. Participate and share in performing all tasks vital to run the facility. Contribute and participate in team decision-making. Provide support in project work and other special requests.

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing, maintaining, and reporting production and financial information to improve productivity and efficiency.

  • Assist with the planning of shipping from the manufacturing location.

  • Prepare operational schedules and coordinate manufacturing activities to ensure production and quality of products meet specifications. May develop the master schedule for production or manufacturing.

  • Analyze and plan material requirements by figuring out quantity and date materials are needed to ensure optimal inventory levels.

  • Plan sequence of fabrication, assembly, installation, and other manufacturing operations relating to specific portions of the product for production workers.

  • Plan detail operations from engineering orders, change notices, and other engineering releases.

  • Prepare shop work orders for materials and product processing and coordinate with schedulers to ensure that items are being processed according to specifications and time requirements.

  • Make comparative cost analyses to settle most effective and efficient options for scheduling, inventory, production, distribution, and transportation.

  • Audit invoices to ensure that correct charges have been applied.

  • Develop and implement plans that may affect the production, distribution, and inventory of finished products in order to improve product flow.

  • Assist in the development of policies, guidelines, and procedures to ensure quality and cost control.

  • Conduct distribution and network studies, supervise inventory and analyze requirements to develop strategies to achieve delivery times and order fill rates.

  • Maintain appropriate records and prepare reports.

  • Coordinate supply chain activities with internal/external customers.

  • Prepare forecasts and analyze trends in manufacturing, sales, distribution, general business conditions and other related areas.

  • Participate or lead process effectiveness and continuous improvement projects.

  • Collaborate with manufacturing, engineering, customer, vendor, and subcontractor representatives to ensure requirements are met.

  • Implement lean concepts and continuous improvements.

  • Responsible for project management and administration, including guiding the direction and implementation of the project. For assigned projects; prepare detail of work plan and schedule, complete detailed analysis and research, identify options, prepare reports for management and recommend action or change.

  • Serve as primary liaison to a business unit to ensure their supply chain needs are met. Act as a focal point for interpretation of related policies and procedures.

  • Prepare supply chain, material management, and logistics research and analysis for use in the development of business strategies and tactics.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Bachelors degree in supply chain management, logistics, or other related degree preferred.

  • 3-5 years supply chain/logistics or related experience in a manufacturing environment required.

  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills and demonstrated ability to conduct research, prepare comprehensive reports and present sophisticated statistical information in a clear and succinct fashion.

  • Validated experience for driving action and execution against daily run-the-business tasks and project responsibilities. Requires strong attention to detail and extraordinary communication skills.


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