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Production Supervisor



Product, People & HR, Operations
Longford, Ireland
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2024

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides a wide range of branding and information solutions that optimize labor and supply chain efficiency, reduce waste, advance sustainability, circularity and transparency, and better connect brands and consumers. Our products and solutions include labeling and functional materials, radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, software applications that connect the physical and digital, and a variety of products and solutions that enhance branded packaging and carry or display information that improves the customer experience. Serving an array of industries worldwide — including home and personal care, apparel, general retail, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive — we employ approximately 35,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Our reported sales in 2023 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Avery Dennison is an equal opportunity employer.
Please let us know if we can support you with reasonable accommodations throughout the application process by contacting our team via [email protected].

Job Description

Supervision of all functions and staff on shift to ensure that all plant Safety, Quality/GMP, Productivity, and Waste management objectives, policies, and procedures are met.

  • Managing team performance, conducting Technician and Operator appraisals, and developing training plans for individuals
  • Driving the Quality culture by ensuring the work processes and procedures are adhered to, through Production pack review and approval as well as continuous evaluation and maintenance through the document control system as appropriate.
  • Ensuring that the necessary training and up-skilling activities are carried out, evaluated and documented to optimize production operator versatility.
  • Ensuring that production efficiencies and targets are continuously met and reviewed with support from the Process Engineering & Maintenance teams.
  • Ensuring Continuous Improvements are implemented and lean manufacturing activities are coordinated, implemented and evaluated.
  • Supporting new product introductions and change controls are effectively managed and introduced. Liaison with engineering and management for scheduling and supervision of product trials, validation runs.
  • Production pack review and approval
  • Resource optimization/planning in accordance with order requirements
  • Recruitment of production employees in conjunction with HR
  • Liaison with Warehouse Supervisor regarding stock maintenance and control
  • Administration duties will include Time and Attendance System, Holiday planning etc.
  • Routine participation in Quality initiatives, trouble-shooting, internal audit programme/CAPA programme.

Reporting to: Operations Manager
Shift Position


  • Degree in Engineering/Science/Business/Supply Chain Discipline
  • Previous experience in a Supervisory role
  • Experience working in the Medical Device Industry is desirable
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in the development and installation of an ERP package or similar project experience desirable
  • Excellent PC system skills and experience of integrated systems essential

Additional Information

We not only embrace change… we drive it. We work hard, push hard, and take brave risks. Our culture is innovative and collaborative - where bold ideas turn into action. We grow strong talent through stretch opportunities only restricted by your interests. We are committed to workplace diversity, both for employees and for the business. We are a force for good, imbedded 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:

  • Workplace Flexibility
  • Structured learning and development
  • Mentoring program
  • Competitive total rewards

We look forward to receiving your application.

We do not accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates.