IT Manager APAC
- Xuhui District, Shanghai, Shanghai, China
ABOUT AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION
Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio-frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2019 were $7.1 billion. We have 3 main Business Units:
>Label and Graphics Materials Group (LGM) - a global leader in the design and manufacture of pressure sensitive and non-adhesive coated papers, films and foils that are widely used in brand identity, bar-code labeling systems, product identification and other applications by label converters, consumer product companies, and others.
> Retail Branding and Information Solutions (RBIS) - provides sustainable, intelligent and creative services and solutions that elevate brands and accelerate performance throughout the global retail supply chain.
> Industrial & Healthcare Materials (IHM) - provides highly engineered tape, adhesive and fastener solutions for Industrial, Automotive, Building and Construction, Personal Care and Healthcare markets worldwide. We enable customers to enhance their products’ performance and make their manufacturing processes more efficient. IHM solutions go beyond bonding and attaching to address customers’ most complex problems, and ultimately provide a better end-user experience.
Label & Graphics Materials Group Asia (LGM Asia)
LGM Asia is one of the 4 regions within the LGM WW Group with more than 3000 people and operates (manufacturing or distribution centers) in 13+ countries, including but not limited to: Greater China, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, VIetnam, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Africa and Kenya.
Avery Dennison is seeking an experienced IT Manager to support the execution of APAC digital priorities over the coming years. Reporting into the APAC IT Director, in this key role you will liaise between the regional and global IT teams, the regional Business teams and our vendors to fulfil the following responsibilities.
Partnership - establishing strong IT partnership with the regional business stakeholders across the following APAC sub-regions: China, Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Defining clear accountability and ownership between IT and Business.
Driving Innovation - you have a strong understanding and passion for digital trends and new technologies to solve day-to-day business problems, identify opportunities to drive growth and new revenue streams. You will also drive the overall cross-functional IT strategy for “Made in China 2025”.
Portfolio Management - lead the sub-regional portfolio and overall status reporting in close collaboration with the Global IT functions such as Global Applications, Infrastructure, Enterprise Architecture, Security etc. As the IT Manager on the ground, you will serve as an extension of the Global IT teams.
Change Management - you will drive the necessary sub-regional change management activities in close collaboration with the business and the global IT teams. Specially for the planned ERP implementation, you will be playing a key role to plan and execute the organizational change and governance activities.
Financial Management - you will be establishing a structured IT budget tracking and reporting process, in close collaboration with the IT Project Management Office and the regional Finance teams.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or related field preferred. A Masters or MBA degree would be an advantage but not a must.
Minimum of 7 years of experience in a similar IT Manager role
Must have strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to build and maintain strong relations with business and IT stakeholders
Excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills with demonstrated examples of leading and/or supporting successful projects
Oracle ERP and SFDC CRM experiences are desirable, but not mandatory
Ability to plan strategically with Business and IT stakeholders, as well as to translate into an implementation plan for the organization.
Effective communication skills (written, verbal, active listening) and professional behavior
Ability to navigate a highly matrixed organization effectively
Sound business and technical acumen
Project Management and/or IT BA experiences are preferred
Strong influencing and listening skills
Sense of responsibilities
Strong presentation skills
Sound knowledge of process mapping and process optimization
Strong language skills in English and Chinese are required
Travel within the APAC regions required
AVERY DENNISON is an equal opportunity employer