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Avery Dennison Global Supply Chain Sr. Manager/Director 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

The Global Supply Chain Sr. Manager/Director is responsible for daily execution and improvement of service, inventory, and cost for Avery Dennison's global Reflective Solutions Business while leading, coaching, and facilitating short term and long range objectives related to the overall supply chain function. This individual will lead activities of those engaged in the movement of raw and finished materials, storage, production scheduling, and inventory control activities, including transportation, distribution, and logistics.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the global supply chain for Reflective Solutions and provide leadership to select local and/or global Supply Chain initiatives. Lead the process to maximize service, reduce freight cost and optimize our supply chains in all regions.

  • Manage the global raw material supply base for Reflective. Lead all supplier relations, establish key contracts and supply agreements. Develop global supplier strategy to mitigate risk.

  • Lead cross-functional global teams on projects. Communicate and work with all levels of the organization. Manage a large multi-function program or a set of projects. Interact with colleagues, suppliers and customers.

  • Supervise and work in a hands-on role that will include daily planning/scheduling, procurement, and logistics management while providing daily, weekly, and monthly inventory & service reports.

  • Plan and forecast inventory to include managing inventory levels and inventory turns and minimizing obsolescence, scrap, aged inventories and inventory reserves.

  • Continuously improve strategic processes involving forecasting, demand management, and the development of effective internal tools to support the global business

  • Accountable for departmental budget and project deliverables. Secure and allocate appropriate resources and lead projects to meet Divisional goals and achieve financial objectives.

  • Lead the formulation and development of projects. Provide direction and guidance to project leader. Monitor progress on schedule, budget and technical output. Provide guidance to the team on Enterprise Lean Sigma (ELS) projects.

  • Use business trends and customer needs to create actionable goals that create competitive advantage.

Employee Development & Management:

  • Attract, retain and develop high potential talent.

  • Perform general management duties while training and providing development opportunities for staff. Ensure annual goals are complete and communicated through the Global Performance Management system and that regular feedback is provided to staff members.

  • Coordinate team efforts, create and lead a regional strategy and team operating plan by positively leading and influencing team members to partner together to achieve individual and business goals.

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

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

Strategic Transformation and Long-term Strategy Development:

  • Develop and execute appropriate business plans/multi-generation Supply Chain plans to identify trends, benchmarks, opportunities for marketplace advantage and new ideas for products, processes and services. Direct Supply Chain activities in support of divisional goals

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


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field required.

  • 7+ years Service, Materials, Logistics or related experience, with 5+ year’s supervisory or lead experience preferred.

  • Strong supplier management experience is preferred.

  • Working knowledge of modern manufacturing, material flow and improvement strategies (e.g. ELS, continuous flow, cellular etc.) and the ability to integrate those into the operation.

  • Demonstrated understanding of financial systems and the key drivers within the manufacturing environment.

  • Strong organizational skills in strategy, communication at all levels and execution.

  • Strong leadership skills. Ability to lead, contribute, and influence others in a team-based organization

  • Strong understanding of planning and ERP systems

  • Strong knowledge in ELS processes.

  • Understanding of applicable computer systems, such as Google, Microsoft Office, SQL.

  • 30% domestic and international travel


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