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Vice President Research And Development Label & Graphic Materials job

Avery DennisonMentor, OH
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Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global leader in pressure-sensitive and functional materials and labeling solutions for the retail apparel market. The company's applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major industry. With operations in more than 50 countries and more than 25,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers in the consumer packaging, graphical display, logistics, apparel, industrial and healthcare industries. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company reported sales of $6.1 billion in 2016. Learn more at www.averydennison.com

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Job Description
Scope:
The VP R&D will provide vision and innovation direction to the North American R&D organization in product development, adhesive development, pilot plant and analytical and test services for the North American Label & Graphic Materials (LGM-NA) business of Avery Dennison. The successful leader will contribute to the top line innovation sales and profit objectives for new product growth on the basis of innovative and competitive new value propositions and hold accountability to achieve cost-out and material re-engineering targets. The position reports solid line into the Global VP R&D of Label & Graphics Materials and with a strong dotted line to the VP/GM of North America.
Key Responsibilities
Develop both short term and long term strategy for R&D NA
Key member of the LGM-NA (LT) and WW R&D leadership teams (TILT)
Create an innovative, entrepreneurial, agile, accountable, customer-centric culture
Controls annual operating budget, trial budget, capital execution and has accountability for R&D          
Drive the Innovation Portfolio : Growth (24 months Horizon), Re-engineering/Cost-out ( 1 y horizon), and Business Continuity projects ( months horizon) 
Full responsibility for the portfolio and continue to optimize the management process; introduce growth portfolio leadership to provide insight into prioritization, risk, cost and value of each project in the portfolio; execute decisions with a strategic perspective. 
Ensure a robust idea and project pipeline both protecting the Core business and the High value segment ; in part by extending existing technology platforms and also transferring new products and technologies across regions (strong linkage to Marketing, Sustainability and Procurement roadmap)
Champion the stage gate process and provide direction during project reviews to ensure delivery to objectives 
Ensure a robust process and tools are in place to enable for cross functional project management and execution.
Drive Innovation Roadmap/Strategy
Provide Leadership to the development and execution of technology roadmaps with Marketing and work with global/regional R&D counterparts to ensure global alignment Identify and evaluate opportunities for growth in new or adjacent markets; evaluate technologies being considered for licensing and/or acquisition
Collaborate with Product Management and Sales to link commercial needs and customer opportunities with our project portfolio and technology roadmaps
Work with Operations and Engineering leadership to ensure alignment of goals and priorities and provide input to manufacturing capability needs vs new technology Continuously collaborate across functions in the preparation and execution of short /long term business strategies, through Annual Operating Plan (AOP), 5 year Strategy plan, and Strategy Plan deployment 
Build Organization Capabilities
Maintain a strong focus on the “people plan”. Continue to develop the team’s technical depth and customer knowledge; recruit, hire, coach and develop elite R&D talent
Foster an environment of Inclusions and drive high levels of  employee engagement within the R&D team 
Laser focus on succession planning, coaching and mentoring talent to build a robust internal pipeline 
Develop key relationships with stakeholders across Avery Dennison and within the industry to assist in setting strategy for R&D; drive outside partnerships and engage in collaborative interactions within the broader ecosystem: suppliers, customers, outside regulatory agencies, academia, suppliers and OEMs to advance organizational objectives
Maintain health of the Community of Practice and facilitate the development of our key R&D staff and expert across the Network Work with Legal to maintain IP portfolio and budget. Participate on the IP steering committee to ensure IP portfolio is properly representing the needs of the business and drives margin extraction through protection of technology differentiation. Ensure protection of proprietary information, and secure ownership and/or privileged access to innovations that will be critical to customers in the future.
Qualifications
10-15 years experience as a Technology Leader in Pressure sensitive or adjacent industries
Successful history building, motivating and inspiring a highly skilled technical team, applying strategic thinking, and executing effectively to deliver a track record of sustained accomplishments.
Advanced degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science or relevant science/engineering discipline. BS is a requirement or equal equivalent. MS/Ph.D. is preferred.
Demonstrates effective change leadership across functions and regions; exhibits a hands-on, non-bureaucratic leadership style that fosters open and frequent communication at all levels of the organization.
Experienced and comfortable dealing with all levels of a matrix organization and leading primarily through influence.
Experience from idea generation to product commercialization, including the implementation of global technology platforms & agile stage gate.
Biased for action and shows healthy initiative in developing new growth opportunities.
Experienced in building business cases, crafting and executing experiments including customer evaluations, scaling-up new products including A3 thinking.
Superior strategic and analytical skills, excellent presentation and listening skills.
Able to translate business goals into R&D objectives, plans and deliverables; is able to organize and implement R&D strategies and tactics.
Demonstrates cross functional leadership capabilities and the strong ability to motivate peers, direct reports and the broader organization. Displays boundaryless curiosity.
Displays a high degree of integrity demonstrated by delivering commitments made and eliciting the same accountability for innovation across the company.    

TASKS

  • Direct or coordinate an organization's financial or budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, or increase efficiency.
  • Appoint department heads or managers and assign or delegate responsibilities to them.
  • Analyze operations to evaluate performance of a company or its staff in meeting objectives or to determine areas of potential cost reduction, program improvement, or policy change.
  • Direct, plan, or implement policies, objectives, or activities of organizations or businesses to ensure continuing operations, to maximize returns on investments, or to increase productivity.

SKILLS

  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Economics and AccountingKnowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Sales and MarketingKnowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Avery Dennison

Type

Company - Public

Size

Large

Revenue

$5B to $10B

Location

Multiple locations

Founded

1935

CEO

Mitchell Butier

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