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Government Affairs Manager

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Mentor, OH, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 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
  • Annual uniform allotment
  • Safety shoe reimbursement program
  • Prescription safety eyeglass program

Job Description

Avery Dennison was built to make a difference. Our founder, Stan Avery, believed that a purposeful company could be both a profitable enterprise and a force for good.

We lead in serving an array of industries worldwide — including home and personal care, apparel, general retail, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals, and automotive.

We also continue to advance toward the sustainability goals we set for 2025 and 2030. This includes actions to reduce the environmental footprint of our operations, substantially expand our portfolio of sustainability-oriented products, contribute to the circular economy and reduce material usage through product innovations and digitization, support communities where our employees live and work, and increase diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Government Affairs Manager, North America

  • Location: Mentor, Washington DC, Hybrid, Remote

  • Salary range for posting: $125,000 - $200,000

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Government Affairs Manager for North America, to be based, ideally, in either Mentor, OH (near Cleveland) or the Washington, DC, area, and reporting to the Vice-President & Associate General Counsel, Americas. This person will be a trusted advisor for providing and executing some of the most critical strategic initiatives for Avery Dennison and its businesses in North America (the United States and Canada). The person in this role will help drive agendas for engagement with government stakeholders and be a vital advocate in the ecosystem for Avery Dennison’s role in sustainability and the digital transformation of products and solutions, supply chains, and labeling.

Importantly, this role will partner broadly with Avery Dennison leadership, the company’s government affairs functions in Europe and Asia, and other key internal stakeholders. They will cultivate key relationships and partnerships with federal and state legislative bodies and agencies to represent and protect the company’s business priorities and interests.

This role is a great opportunity for a candidate to help build a government affairs function and have a pivotal influence that ensures Avery Dennison is at the forefront of the ESG and climate-related legislative agendas at the federal and state levels.

We seek a teammate who is equally driven by their own growth and development as a professional as they are about how they can collaboratively contribute with innovation and ingenuity. Additionally, we are looking for someone who will challenge the status quo and explore new ways of doing things with a focus on continuous improvement and always complying with Avery Dennison’s Values and Code of Conduct.

In This Role, You Will

  • Develop, in partnership with company leadership and business unit stakeholders, the company's North America government relations and public policy strategy and agenda as it relates to the company’s strategy and help prioritize actions and resources.

  • Collaborate with EU and Asia government affairs leaders to develop and ensure a consistent global strategy

  • Develop, maintain, and communicate a deep and practical understanding of federal and state legislation and regulations internally and connect these to key business and commercial strategies, with a focus on ESG and the company’s digital transformation.

  • Develop, maintain, and leverage relationships with Members of Congress and their key staff, the Administration, industry peers, and trade associations to build trust, mitigate potential obstacles, convey the company's priorities, and impact key public policy objectives.

  • Position Avery Dennison as a thought leader in key national and state debates to support our business growth and stability

  • Support the development of policy positions, strategies, and execution of tactics to influence state and federal legislative activity that are strategic to Avery Dennison.

  • Develop ideas for regulatory or legislative initiatives that may benefit the company.

  • Represent Avery Dennison in organizations and events, identifying suitable opportunities for the leadership team to participate

  • Develop and maintain relationships with outside government relations consultants and advisors and manage those relationships.

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree (or equivalent practical experience) in political science, law, business, economics, or a field related to our issues (e.g., environmental science or chemistry). A J.D. from an accredited law school and admission to a state bar/license to practice law is strongly preferred.

  • Thorough and demonstrable knowledge of the federal and state decision-making processes and ability to identify key stakeholders for Avery Dennison. You ideally have an existing network of decision-makers or are able to develop and leverage such a network effectively in the short to medium term.

  • Demonstrable experience (at least 5 years) building and executing advocacy and engagement strategies, ideally on sustainability or ESG-related themes.

  • Knowledge of existing legislation in the fields of ESG, circular economy, plastics, C02 emissions regulations, apparel, and textiles.

  • Highly customer-focused in approach to teamwork and collaboration, with a great sense of urgency and drive toward achieving goals

  • Excellent in strategic writing and in drafting texts such as position papers and guidance notes

  • High commitment to values, ethics, and integrity, including sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion

Additional Information

The salary range for this position is $125,000 - $200,000 / year.


The hiring base salary range above represents what Avery Dennison reasonably expects to pay for this position as of the date of this posting. Actual salaries will vary within the range, and in some circumstances may be above or below the range, based on various factors including but not limited to a candidate’s relevant skills, experience, education and training, and location, as well as the job scope and complexity, responsibilities, and regular and/or necessary travel required for the position, which may change depending on the candidate pool. Avery Dennison reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

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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