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Project Manager - Finance - Temporary



Accounting & Finance, Operations
Cork, Ireland
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 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 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

Job Purpose:

The purpose of this role is to partner with Avery Dennison stakeholders to lead Finance transformation programs and continuous improvement, working closely and collaboratively to deliver the required program outcomes.

A key requirement of this position is the ability to leverage experience and build relationships within the Avery Dennison Global Finance organisation, including key project stakeholders and senior leadership to drive change required by the program.

Superior organisational and project management skills coupled with an attention to detail are a must. Experience working with external vendor teams, consultants, and outsourcers will be beneficial. Experience with problem solving frameworks; e.g. Design Thinking.

Job Description:

  • Join the Finance Continuous Improvement team of experienced Program Managers to deliver Transformation and Continuous Improvement priorities for Avery Dennison.

  • Partner with the Continuous Improvement team and other key stakeholders to identify, initiate, plan, execute, control and close Finance initiatives across all Avery Dennison businesses and regions.

  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders on approach to solutioning problem statements to define initiation and planning activities.

  • Engage with Avery Dennison businesses and stakeholders across all regions to drive change, manage risks and issues, and communicate program updates through formal and informal governance mechanisms.

  • Be responsible for timely/accurate completion of tasks, as per the mutually aligned project schedule, dependencies, and deliverables following escalation mechanism, at appropriate level, as/if required.

  • Adopt relevant Change Management methods/tools required for success of programs. Plan and execute all Change Management elements per plan.

  • Open communication lines: engage stakeholders through each phase and guide through the change curve.

  • Engage Technology team, when applicable for key project requirements; e.g. voice and data connectivity, application, network, infrastructure and system access etc.

  • Consider lead-time of technology solutions and competing priorities

  • Proactively identify, raise and address risks/mitigations, actions, issues and decisions in an accurate and timely manner. Articulate to stakeholders including, where necessary, the steering committee (SteerCo) and/or executive sponsors.

  • Participate in status meetings and steering committee (SteerCo) preparation/meetings to share progress and adjust based on strategic inputs.




  • Bachelors degree with relevant experience in Finance/Project Management

  • Project Management certification


  • Change Management certification


  • Strong experiential evidence of driving transformation/change activities within a global organisation - prior program management experience from initiation, to planning through execution and closure phases, including creating/reviewing project plans and scheduling all activities.

  • Strategic thinker with proven experience driving daily concepts to deliver longer term vision.

  • Excellent understanding of Program Management methodology, language and techniques.

  • Awareness of ERP, EPM, Business Intelligence and automation at the strategic and implementation levels.

  • Natural change agent - relationship builder, ability to gain respect and confidence of key stakeholders across: Finance, IT, HR and other business functions.

  • Can do mentality - ability to demonstrate partnership, resilience, transparency, control and collaboration are key requirements of this role.

  • Collaborative approach. Strong communication skills - ability to clearly articulate project level priorities and expectations as it relates to the program scope.

  • Ability to identify, document and manage risks and issues and define and execute successful mitigation strategies.

Additional Information

Project Management staff will be required to adopt a flexible working pattern to meet the changing operational requirements of the cross-European customer base.

This role may be based out of our EMEA or NAM locations.

All your information will be kept confidential according to relevant guidelines.