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Process Excellence Manager



Hong Kong
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 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 34,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Our reported sales in 2023 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

Strategic purpose of the position:

  • The Procurement Excellence Manager is responsible for driving procurement strategic initiatives that deliver value across the organization supporting business objectives.
  • This role will play important role being Project Manager to drive procurement systems, processes, governance and policies, digital roadmap, best practices and continuous improvement across the function globally.
  • The Procurement Excellence Manager supports Sr Manager of CoE of Procurement Excellence in partnering with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for cost-to-serve optimization and improve functional ROI, mitigate risks, and optimize supplier relationships.

Job responsibilities:

  • Implement procurement functional strategies that align with business objectives and deliver value to the organization.
  • Responsible for procurement systems, processes, and policies, to drive best practices and continuous improvement.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for cost savings, mitigate risks, and optimize supplier relationships.
  • Manage procurement performance metrics and reporting to drive accountability and identify improvement opportunities.
  • Lead procurement digital programs with clear roadmap and implementation
  • Ensure compliance with procurement policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Provide thought leadership on emerging procurement trends, technologies, and best practices.
  • Develop and implement supplier relationship management (SRM) strategies to optimize supplier performance, mitigate risks, and drive innovation.
  • Lead sustainable sourcing initiatives to support social and environmental responsibility, including the development of supplier sustainability programs.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to support the project management office (PMO) in the implementation of procurement-related projects, including ERP rollouts and other procurement technology initiatives.
  • Support the development of procurement policies and procedures to ensure compliance with ethical and sustainable sourcing practices.
  • Manage procurement risk assessments and mitigation plans to ensure continuity of supply.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.


Personal qualifications / competencies:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment. Strong cross functional project leadership skills
  • Extensive stakeholder management experience
  • 360 degrees communication / co-ordination
  • Innovative and and able to think out of the box
  • Result and execution oriented
  • Open-minded
  • Ambitious with a strong drive

Functional skills:

  • Analytical drive and ability to independently perform market and industry analysis
  • Expert in conducting spend & demand analysis
  • Strong knowledge of procurement processes, systems, and best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement procurement strategies that drive value for the organization.
  • Thorough knowledge about governance/policies & procedures
  • Experience with procurement technology platforms, such as eSourcing, eProcurement, and contract management systems.
  • Expert in RFx development & execution and knowledge of e-procurement/e-auction development and execution
  • Solid experience in Supplier Relationship Management
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Experienced in managing risk
  • Understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility

Other skills:

  • Project manager skills both cross functional & cross culture
  • Thorough knowledge of financial instruments and analytical tools
  • Extensive usage of office softwares
  • Fluent in English language (spoken and written)
  • Other language skills (spoken) will be a plus


  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience within a strategic & tactical procurement organization at regional or global level
  • International work experience in related function a plus


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or related field.
  • Professional procurement certification, such as CPM, CPSM, or CSCP, is preferred.

Additional Information

AVERY DENNISON IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER. 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.