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

Job Description

Avery Dennison is seeking an Operations Manager to join the Performance tapes North America Operations Team. The Operations Manager reports to the Plant Manager and directs the finishing department in order to meet safety, quality, production, and cost objectives, balancing the day-to-day operations. In this role, you will figure out and handle requirements for equipment, materials, and human resources in order for successful operation of the department. Our culture is one that is highly collaborative, fast-paced, and focused on safety, diversity, sustainability, and operational excellence.

In your role as Operations Manager, delivering on these responsibilities is critical to success:

Employee Development & Management

  • Lead, train and develop staff. Ensure annual goals are complete and communicated. Ensure performance management system is up to date and regular feedback is provided to staff members.

  • Monitor and evaluate team members, and manage performance where needed.

  • Attract, retain and develop high potential talent.

  • Model and promote the Corporation’s Code of Business Ethics and Values.

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

  • Act as a team role model and change-agent.

  • Positively lead and influence team members to partner together to achieve individual and business goals.

  • Coordinate team efforts, build and lead a regional strategy and team operating plan.

Operations Management

  • Lead the adherence to all health, safety and environmental procedures ensuring that safety and environmental stewardship are employees’ top priorities.

  • Lead a safe operation of the business unit and align with legal, legislative and corporate safety requirements.

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

  • Analyze and draw information for long-term strategic change and improvement for multiple teams/shifts.

  • Lead significant projects and improvement initiatives, scheduling and planning, budgeting and control.

  • Focus on improving more complex performance through Enterprise Lean Sigma (ELS) efforts.

  • Design and implement operational improvement strategies for safety, quality cost, training, inventory and services.

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

  • Participate in the establishment of sites’ annual operating plans.

  • Plans, directs and coordinates the ordering and distribution of products, parts, and accessories. Ensures adequate and timely distribution of these elements to attain maximum sales potential consistent with good inventory control.

  • Understand and implement procedures related to the responsibilities of the department aligned with OSHA’s Process Safety Management and ISO 9001 requirements.

  • Ensure tracking and use of key performance indicators to promote improved operational and business results.

  • Other tasks as defined.



  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering or related field preferred. Demonstrated Operations Leadership experience and ability in lieu of degree may be considered.


  • 3-5 years experience in chemical or solvent-based manufacturing operations position and experience leading non-exempt employees is required.


  • Leadership experience and demonstrated ability to lead, coach and build relationships while effectively setting boundaries.

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and grow individuals within the organization and prepare for higher level or more challenging roles.

  • Ability and willingness to adjust schedule to support 24/7 operations.

  • Dedication to a collaborative organization

  • Results driven with a focus on consistent improvement. Organized and logical with ability to prioritize and sort complex problems moving to root cause and final resolution.

  • Knowledge of solvent Coating operations. Experience with continuous flow manufacturing preferred.

  • Blackbelt or Greenbelt Certification is highly preferred.

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