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Operations Manager



Mentor, OH, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 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.

At Avery Dennison, some of the great benefits we provide are:

  • Health & Wellness benefits starting on day 1 of employment
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401K eligibility
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program eligibility / Health Advocate
  • Paid vacation and Paid holidays

Job Description

  • Manage the coating department. Set clear expectations and hold front line leaders and operators accountable for results. Cultivate and reinforce appropriate group values, norms, and behaviors.

  • Develop and ensure best practices and standard operating procedures are implemented and followed.

  • Develop and implement operations improvement strategies for safety, cost, quality, training, inventory, and services.

  • Lead continuous improvement activities, 5S, housekeeping, and recycling programs.

  • Lead the efforts to create a safety conscious environment; be actively involved in safety initiatives.

  • Provide support for prompt problem solving of key issues, driving through from root cause identification to problem resolution.

  • Own and drive the department productivity and financial metrics (service, quality, productivity, cost, and safety).

  • Collaborate with other functional areas to resolve problems and develop improved manufacturing processes.

  • Understand and ensure compliance with cGMP, ISO 13485, ISO 9001 and FDA 21 CFR Part 820 regulations

  • Assist in the investigation of customer complaints and nonconformances as required.

  • Manage multiple projects, priorities, and people in fast-paced environment.

  • Perform general management duties, exercising authority concerning staffing needs, training needs, performance appraisals, skill development, and timekeeping, and consistent application of organizational policies, promotions,and terminations.

  • Participate in the establishment and execution of the site annual operations plan.

  • Provide off-hours support for operations as needed.

  • Perform other tasks as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, management, or related field or equivalent experience.

  • 7+ years Operations/Manufacturing experience with 4+ manufacturing leadership experience.

  • Demonstrated successful experience in leading and managing individuals and teams.

  • Strong leadership and people skills. Ability to lead, contribute, and influence others in a team-based organization.

  • Must be a change agent.

  • Knowledge of medical device manufacturing preferred; in absence of medical device manufacturing experience,

  • must have strong detail orientation and demonstrated ability to adhere to systems and procedures.

  • Working knowledge of modern manufacturing, material flow and improvement strategies, and the ability to integrate those into the operation.

  • Demonstrated understanding of financial systems and key drivers within the manufacturing environment.

  • Strong organizational skills in strategy, communication at all levels, and execution.

  • Understanding of applicable computer systems, such as Microsoft Office, MFG Pro, and function specific software.

  • Excellent organizational, communication, and project management skills with an ability to openly convey

  • information to team members in a timely, concise manner.

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.

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