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Manufacturing Automation Technology Manager



Oegstgeest, Netherlands
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2024

Company Description

About Avery Dennison
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 34,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Our reported sales in 2023 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.


Avery Dennison Apparel Solutions, a global leader in apparel and footwear industry solutions, is a $1.6 billion division of Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY). Avery Dennison Apparel Solutions provides intelligent, creative and sustainable solutions that elevate brands and accelerate performance throughout the global retail supply chain. We elevate brands through graphic tickets, tags and labels, embellishments and packaging solutions that enhance consumer appeal. We accelerate performance through RFID enabled inventory and loss prevention solutions, price management, global compliance, and brand security solutions.

Based in Mentor, Ohio, Avery Dennison Solutions Group responsibly serves the global marketplace with operations in 115 locations, 50 countries, across 6 continents. For more information, visit https://www.averydennison.com/en/home.html

Job Description

The Manufacturing Automation Technology Manager is an expert-level technical role that leads and supports step-change technology and process improvements in manufacturing operations to drive improved speed to market, productivity, quality, and cost. All work is accomplished with focus on promoting EHS and sustainability.

Responsibilities are associated with the improvement driver areas of:

  • Process standardization
  • ELS fundamentals
  • Data enablement
  • Automation technology
  • Analog to digital technology
  • Manufacturing innovation

You will lead and support strategies, initiatives and ongoing technology scouting associated with manufacturing automation and digitalization at Avery Dennison manufacturing sites and outsource partners. This position is responsible for development, management and implementation of the manufacturing 4.0 plans to achieve business goals for our global sites, with priority emphasis on the Aftermarket operations. Also collaborates with other technical, operations, supply chain and business colleagues across all functions.

What knowledge and experience will you bring?

  • Lean principles and application in manufacturing
  • Expertise for manufacturing processes, technologies, process automation and innovation
  • Engineering fundamentals
  • Basic business acumen
  • Technology suppliers and markets
  • Project management skills
  • People leadership and interpersonal skills

What will be your tasks?

  • Driving improvements and building operations capability for using effective problem solving and lean principles, proposing and implementing changes to work processes and new technologies
  • Identification and development of technologies and process changes to reduce time and manual effort.
  • Identification and development of next generation manufacturing platforms and processes, accelerating conversion to digital workflow
  • Supporting technology and product roadmaps for near and long term strategy - recommending and advising on capital investments, equipment modifications, and technology improvements
  • Ongoing collaboration and communication with colleagues and stakeholders across all functions to understand priority needs and opportunities and to share ideas and proposals
  • Technology scouting and innovation - engage in processes to proactively identify potential solutions and partners, establish and engage in ongoing practices to build a culture that encourages trying new things and failing fast to drive rapid learning
  • Project management – effectively leading project teams and proactively managing execution of priority initiatives to deliver improved processes and results
  • Coaching, training, and development of required skills and capabilities in others



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or commensurate training and work experience with demonstrated technical expertise across a range of products and technologies
  • Minimum 5 years related work experience with demonstrated success - manufacturing technologies, operations, process improvements, and problem solving
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities with limited supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills across all levels of the organization
  • Ability to coach, train, and develop others
  • Ability to effectively work, positively influence and collaborate with others
  • Ability to travel when required to support business

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, embedded 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:

  • Work hours flexibility
  • International environment
  • A growing team with good spirit
  • Competitive total rewards

Avery Dennison is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in knowing more about our Diversity & Inclusion approach, please go to www.averydennison.com

Please let us know if we can support you with reasonable accommodations throughout the application process by contacting our Talent Acquisition team via [email protected]