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Avery Dennison Finance Manager, Operations in Mentor, Ohio

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides branding and information labeling solutions, including pressure-sensitive materials, radio-frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, and a variety of converted products and solutions. The company designs and manufactures a wide range of labeling and functional materials that enhance branded packaging, carry or display information that connects the physical and the digital, and improve customers’ product performance. The company serves an array of industries worldwide, including home and personal care, apparel, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive. The company employs approximately 36,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2022 were $9.0 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

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Employee Assistance Program eligibility / Health Advocate

  • Paid vacation and Paid holidays

Job Description

As a key member of the Materials Group North America (MGNA) Operations Finance Team, the Finance Manager, Operations provides key analytical and financial analysis, process improvement, and planning/forecasting/reporting support to the MGNA Operations and Supply Chain Organization. In this role, you will be responsible for managing and driving the day-to-day financial processes and activities related to forecasting and planning of Total Manufacturing Expense, Inventory and Capital. This includes preparing financial and business-related analyses, ensuring timely and accurate reporting. You will also work closely with key Operations and Supply Chain Stakeholders to help establish site and divisional performance targets, be an active and engaged participant in driving performance, identify productivity projects and other continuous improvement opportunities (through process and/or enhanced tools) to eliminate inefficiencies in financial processes.

Key Responsibilities:

Business Partnership:

  • Provide interpretive and predictive financial support and business partnership to Ops Finance Director and Ops/Supply Chain Leadership Team

  • Partner with sites, central Ops/Supply Chain stakeholders, Operations Finance team, and broader Finance and Accounting teams to drive greater collaboration and efficiencies

  • Active participant and thought partner on Ops Finance Leadership team as we collaborate and drive the team and business forward


  • Lead the Annual Operating Plan, monthly/rolling Forecast, weekly R&O, and bridging processes

  • Evaluate key drivers and root cause(s) and provide meaningful analysis to explain Divisional TME performance and variances to target/commitments

  • Provide full transparency by tracking and communicating Operations Bonus Plan performance

  • Prepare and/or handle the preparation of the business case(s) and associated financial justification(s) for certain capital expenditure requests that involve multiple manufacturing locations and/or divisional-based, larger capital projects

  • Fulfill various ad-hoc reporting and analysis requirements, including developing, analyzing and presenting

Team Management:

  • Lead, manage and develop 1-2 analysts

  • Effectively leverage team members to complete all job and functional assignments and requirements


  • Ensure all site and divisional entries and checklist items are completed so that results are accurate and timely

  • Provide additional oversight and thought partnership to ensure sites are maintaining a strong controllership environment


Educational/Work Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting

  • 5+ years of financial and/or accounting experience with experience in a manufacturing environment

  • 3 years prior supervisory or management experience preferred

  • Experience with process improvement, driving back office efficiency

  • Mainstream (common) ERP and/or financial system(s) experience preferred


  • Attention to detail

  • Organizational skills

  • Ability to multitask yet prioritize effectively to meet deadlines

  • Ability to work with and synthesize large & complex datasets to prepare comprehensive analyses/reports in a clear and succinct manner

  • Strong mathematical, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Proficient in financial modeling, budgeting/forecasting, financial analysis

  • Ability to assess existing processes and implement/drive process improvement to drive efficiency

  • Build strong & successful relationships with partners

  • Exercise insightful discernment and drive action and execution which lead to results

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal & written communication

  • Promote collaboration, desire to learn continuously and takes initiative to act on data and intuition

  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office suite, Google Sheets and other related software

  • Solid understanding of ERP (Oracle EBS) and BI platform (Oracle BI)

  • Adept at effectively communicating ideas and making presentations

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.

If you require accommodations to view or apply for a job, alternative methods are available to submit an application. Please contact (440)534-6000 or NA.TA.Operations@averydennison.com to discuss reasonable accommodations.

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