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Avery Dennison Product Compliance Specialist in Painesville, Ohio

Company Description

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing 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 approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2017 were $6.6 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

Avery Dennison is currently seeking a Product Compliance Specialist for our Reflective and Digital Ink Solutions (DIS) businesses, with diverse activities to support operations, customer support, sales, marketing, and product development functions with product-related compliance information, mentorship, and strategies to support customer needs and regulatory requirements. This position will also support the business through a focus on customer/external-facing communications and marketing related to compliance while supporting governance of the compliance-related business processes and data management systems.

Position duties include but are not limited to:

  • Partner with Marketing and Sales stakeholders on strategic initiatives in Reflective and DIS to leverage compliance to differentiate products and improve competitive edge.

  • Track new product compliance and safety developments and update business to identify new business opportunities.

  • Support and respond to customer inquiries regarding the compliance of Reflective and DIS products with various regulatory or customer product safety or environmental requirements.

  • Communicate with raw material or component suppliers to obtain current compliance data related to Reflective and DIS products.

  • Partner with suppliers and other teammates to develop and maintain a database of compliance and safety information on Reflective and DIS products.

  • Coordinate product safety testing of products as needed to satisfy regulatory requirements or customer needs.

  • Build or update material safety data sheets as required for new and existing products.

  • Seek assistance as needed from corporate product compliance for complex product compliance requests or issues.

  • Participate in new product development processes and provide compliance mentorship to product development teams, while maintaining awareness of activities from project onset to product launch.

  • Maintain and update the new product/R&D dashboard.

  • Implement guidance for Reflective and DIS from corporate product compliance for new product regulatory requirements.

  • Participate on teams and initiatives in support of company goals and objectives.

  • Lead training of internal and external stakeholders on compliance topics as needed.

  • Provide guidance and technical assistance to cross-functional groups such as R&D, product development, marketing, customer service, and procurement regarding compliance issues and initiatives.

  • Exercise the highest degree of discretion when handling all confidential matters.

  • Build and develop processes to increase overall efficiency and ensure improvement in product compliance supporting the businesses.

  • Other duties as assigned to support the team.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in a technical or scientific field.

  • 3+ years of experience in compliance is preferred, which can include product compliance or stewardship or EHS or similar experience.

  • Ability to prioritize and complete projects and assignments, exercising frequent independent judgment, initiative, and tact.

  • Knowledge of GHS and hazard classifications

  • Experience in handling highly confidential matters.

  • Willingness to accept increased responsibilities and meet the demands of the business in a mature and professional manner, whether working independently or as part of a team.

  • Proficiency of applicable computer systems, such as Google, internet, and learning function-specific software (MFGPro, product integrity management system, etc.)

  • Proficient written and verbal communication.

  • Excellent customer service skills and able to work across different cultures.

  • Excellent time-management, organizational and project management skills.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Accurate typing, spelling and grammar skills.

  • Functional (“dotted line”) reporting to Director, Product Compliance

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

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