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Avery Dennison Firmware and Electronics Manager in Sayre, Pennsylvania

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

We are seeking a Firmware and Electronics Manager to join the Engineering team at our Sayre, PA location. Reporting to the Engineering Manager of the Sayre Engineering Team, this role will be accountable for the software and electronics maintenance, development and performance of all product lines within the Platform. Responsibilities include overseeing the product line life cycle from tactical activities through long term strategic planning of the platform. This includes increasing the adoption, performance and profitability of existing legacy products to developing new solutions for the company. The Firmware and Electronics Manager will have complete responsibility for the support of legacy solutions as well as the execution of any and all new solutions in development for the platform. This role requires a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, and the drive to execute that vision into reality. Currently, we have established platforms for the following solutions: TableTop Printers and Accessories.


  • Establish and effectively communicate the Platform Vision and solution roadmap.

  • Drive the implementation of the vision with all stakeholders.

  • Ensure the technical performance of all product solutions within the Platform.

  • Direct the strategy and implementation of all intellectual property (IP) needs with the platform.

  • Oversee the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities.

  • Work with PLM in developing product release requirements and implementing a company-wide go-to-market plan, working with all departments to execute.

  • Prioritize, schedule, communicate and execute all new product development projects within Platform.

  • Collaborate with functional Managers to resource projects, resolve conflicts, identify third-party support and provide feedback against performance metrics for the resources assigned to development projects.

  • Collaborate with Operations to identify, manage and improve any/all potential partner relationships for the product portfolio.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to prioritize and resolve Active Product Support issues.

  • Resolve priority and resource issues with stakeholders for development projects and Active Product Support.

  • Establish project budgets, monitor spending and communicate variances proactively throughout management.

  • Work with other Platform Managers to develop common architecture strategies and realize efficiencies and cost savings wherever possible.

  • Periodically communicate Platform health, technical developments, continuous improvement ideas, critical needs and potential threats to the realization of the vision.

  • Develop OGSM (Objective, Goals, Strategies and Measures) which are aligned to business strategies.

  • Accountable for platform budget and project deliverables of applicable NPD programs.

  • Responsible for delivery of short-term and-long term results in order to develop and maintain the organization’s credibility. Create opportunities for the function to add greater value to the business.

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

  • Support strategic development through the execution of business plans for product design and identification of trends.

  • Manages projects from concept design to testing, including new programs, enhancements and modifications.

  • Has overall responsibility for developing/administering performance standards for organizational units.

  • Provide subject matter guidance to employees as required.


  • 7+ years software or electrical engineering, or related experience, with supervisory or lead experience preferred.

  • Sound people-leading, supervision & team building skills; experience in effectively working with cross functional teams.

  • Excellent analytical capability with the expertise to research and apply logical and scientific thinking to a wide range of technical problems, including the ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

  • Demonstrated understanding and skills in project and program management, including 3rd parties such as engineering houses.

  • Knowledge of real time operating system environments.

  • Knowledge of bare metal programming.

  • Knowledge of electrical design, including the ability to read, interpret, and design schematics.

  • Knowledge of various motor types, including DC and Stepper Motors.

  • Experience in developing embedded RFID systems is a plus.

  • Experience with C, C# programming languages, assembly language a bonus.

  • Bill of material management for multiple product lines and accessories.

  • Understanding of applicable computer systems, such as Microsoft Office, Google Applications and function specific software.

  • Experience working in a global/international organization.

  • Project lead experience preferred.

  • Strong math and organizational skills.

  • Keen attention to detail.

  • Strong software and electrical engineering knowledge & skills.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to be an advisor to clients and build strong and sustainable relationships

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required from accredited university.

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.

We do not accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates using their personal email addresses.

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