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Sr. Director, Hardware, Solutions Group



Other Engineering
Miamisburg, OH, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 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.

Job Description

The Senior Director, Hardware is accountable for the growth, profitability, and product roadmaps of the hardware solutions for the global Solutions Group business. Our market-leading solutions include tabletop and mobile printers, handhelds, overhead RFID readers, and other technologies that connect the physical and digital world. Working in collaboration with sales, market development, and functional leaders, this senior leadership role develops and executes our hardware strategy to differentiate Solutions Group within the market, including intelligent label and RFID solutions that connect supply chains across the food, logistics, and retail segments. This position is part of the global Solutions Group leadership team and plays a key role in crafting our annual operating plans and our long-term strategic plans. The Senior Director, Hardware has direct oversight for teams in our engineering, product management, design and deployment, and testing organizations.

This position plays a key leadership role within our high-growth Solutions Group business unit, a growth business within the Avery Dennison portfolio that provides identification, supply chain, and labeling solutions within the food, logistics, and retail industries.

You can also experience Solutions Group's market-leading hardware, software, and labeling solutions by visiting AD https://supplychain.averydennison.com/retail/manufacturing

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Developing and executing a multi-year hardware strategies that enable Solutions Group to deliver on our ambitious strategic plan

  • Leading efforts to develop sound multigenerational product roadmaps

  • Conducting regular business reviews to ensure that short-term targets are delivered and long-term strategic projects remain on track.

  • Collaborating with and influencing senior Avery Dennison leadership and other key stakeholders in delivering hardware strategies and key initiatives.

  • Working across our solutions to expand the scope of hardware, where applicable, to incorporate new technologies, processes, and supply chains. .

  • Developing and maintaining strategic working relationships with business partners within customers’ organizations and co-development and OEM partners

  • Acting as a broader leader within the PLM, Innovation and Sustainability organization to promote a culture of curiosity, execution, inclusion and diversity.

  • Accelerate and elevate the innovation capabilities and portfolio of hardware products to a differentiated solutions (hardware+software+sensors) set that drives exceptional value for clients in our target segments.


  • Bachelor's degree required with a major in Marketing, Business, Engineering or related feel strongly preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in leadership roles in the hardware industry; deep wiring within the hardware industry.

  • Knowledge of the food, logistics, and/or retail industries strongly preferred

  • History of identifying hardware trends and market needs, developing innovative solutions, and successful commercialization.

  • Demonstrated track record of delivering commercial business results.

  • Previous experience leading a large, cross-functional team required

  • Strong financial acumen, including P&L management, ROI analysis and development of business plans.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute “go to market” strategies.

  • Previous experience in driving change in an organization.

  • Understanding of commercial models for digital solutions (e.g. SaaS).

  • Curiosity and the willingness to challenge norms.

  • Strong influencing skills and the ability to champion projects both cross functionally and vertically within the organization.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written communications, and organizational skills.

  • Ability to travel on a regular basis.

  • Desired location is the greater Miamisburg, Ohio area. Remote work is acceptable.

Supervisory Responsibilities

If applicable, carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

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.

Management reserves the right to revise, change or modify the duties and responsibilities of this position at any time to meet business and organizational needs. This position description may not list all duties for this position. The incumbent in the position may be asked to perform other duties. This position description is not a contract for employment and either the incumbent or Avery Dennison may terminate employment at any time, for any reason