Avery Dennison Innovation Director, External Embellishments in Painesville, Ohio
Avery Dennison is Everywhere You Look!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 2019 were $7.1 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:
The Innovation Director for External Embellishment is a senior leadership position that is focused on leading a technical team (chemists, material scientists and engineers) to deliver new solutions to enable the growth of the Avery Dennison External Embellishments business, one of the fastest-growing solutions in the company’s portfolio. Working closely with the Product Line Director for External Embellishments, you will identify future solution needs and develop specific - short-term and long-term - innovation projects to meet those needs.
The leader will have full responsibility for Research and Development for External Embellishments, and provide Technical Quality support across all product lines. Working closely with our Operations team, you will have accountability for successfully validating and deploying new products/solutions. And you will work cross-functionally with the Product Line Management, Sustainability, Costing and Operations to ensure successful, on-time execution of innovation projects.
As a people leader you will be responsible for developing talent, enhancing employee engagement, and fostering a work environment that is inclusive, diverse, and high performing. You will build capability throughout the organization that aligns with our key strategies and business opportunities. As a member of our global functional leadership team you will have opportunities to shape the team’s short-term goals and long-term business strategies as a whole.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, chemistry or material sciences or related preferred. Master’s degree preferred.
10+ years technical management experience in product development and innovation
Previous experience leading people and teams strongly preferred
Heat Transfer, Inks/Coatings manufacturing knowledge preferred
Strong innovation execution experience, including management of stage gate processes
Demonstrated business acumen, particularly in justifying innovation efforts and investments
Proven success in working cross-functionally with multiple stakeholders, including manufacturing and commercial/sales
Demonstrated technical problem-solving acumen
Excellent contextual communication skills
Experience working with Operations and Supply Chain organizations to scale new solutions
Proven experience leading and communicating priority in a matrix organization
Foundational understanding of sustainability principles
Ability to effectively influence across the leadership team and with senior leadership regarding strategy, solutions, priorities, and resource allocation
Market knowledge and network within the External Embellishment industry ( screenprinting, coating, …) preferred
Experience managing an open innovation/partnership framework a bonus
Advanced degree preferred
International travel - 30%
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.
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