"Manufacturing For Future" Manager

  • place bellecour, Lyon, France
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science 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 more than 30,000 employees in over 50 countries. Reported sales in 2020 were $7 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Avery Dennison is an equal opportunity employer

Job Description

Avery Dennison is seeking a Manufacturing For Future Manager to lead our  Digital Transformation Journey within our European Avery Dennison SC&OPS Organization , encompassing the critical business initiatives of Industry 4.0, Digital Transformation and Data Analytics Solutions.

The role will require a close collaboration with IT project management, Enterprise Lean Sigma (ELS) Organization, System & Data Team and Key Business Stakeholders.  

Ideally located in one of our main locations in Europe and reporting to the QUALITY & ELS  Director, you will be leading our ELS & Manufacturing for Future Strategy in our European SC&OPS Organization:


-  Work closely with our IT Organization on  New System Development  (Data Lake, ARS Expansion, Manufacturing Center of Excellence,, ..). Ensure scalable Data Structure supporting Advanced Analytics. 

- Develop a Data Science Network supporting SC&OPS Organization on end-to-end complex  improvements projects & developing Premium Problem Solving concept using Advanced Analytics  

- Close collaboration with the Operation &  Technical teams on improving asset performance through OGSM projects like Predictive Maintenance, Physical Automation, Losses Optimization,..

- Build strong relationships with business leaders to understand business objectives and priorities, and to collaboratively develop supporting process improvement initiatives.


- Lead the Central ELS Team Structure articulated on ELS Managers & SC&OPS Data Scientist. 

 - Build Organisational Capability towards our Manufacturing For Future / Digital Transformation  journey. Drive Cultural Change while expanding Digital Performance Management.

 - Partner with functional leaders to train and deploy Lean Principles, Six Sigma Techniques & Advanced Analytics Solutions.Challenge Organizational leaders to take ELS & Manufacturing For Future to the next level

- Develop a Digital Training & Advanced Analytics Training Program (Digital Data Engineer & Data Field Engineer Certification) developing Advanced Analytics solutions and enabling a strong foundation for Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence.  

* Upgrade Local & Central ELS Team Competencies vs ELS & Digital Transformation. Enhance Local Training Capability.  



- Guide our organization on ELS Foundation and Continuous Excellence Principles: Strategy Creation, Value Stream Mapping, Peer Benchmarking & CE Scan, Lean & Six Sigma & Structured Problem Solving.

Support /Drive end-to-end Business Improvements Projects, 

- Responsible of Six Sigma Training Program:  Program Development & Performance Tracking, Coaching Strategic Six Sigma Projects, monitor and maintain healthy belt pipeline

- Collaborate with Local ELS Teams, System & Data Team to ensure a good application of ELS Foundations Principles & enabling an efficient Digital Transformation

- Promote best practice sharing across sites & functions


The successful candidate must have a proven history in managing large-scale Strategies & Initiatives including more recent experience in similar Digital Transformation projects. 

You have the ability to perform critical analysis of complex programs/projects including performance measures, controls and cost benefit analysis

You have an Engineer Degree and a strong background in Six Sigma project Management. Master Black Belt Six Sigma certification is a plus

You've had exposure to Lean Manufacturing concepts and philosophy

You have a minimum 5 years of experience in managing a team and complex project management and are able to work in a multi-functional environment .

You are Fluent in English. Dutch, German, French  considered as a strong Plus

Please note the travelling time will be around 50% of time (mostly Europe)

Additional Information

Our culture is innovative and collaborative. We are committed to diversity in the workplace, both for employees and for the company. Avery Dennison is a great place to work for everyone.

We offer:

Workplace flexibility

Structured learning and development

Mentorship program

Total competitive rewards

We look forward to receiving your application.

If you are interested in knowing more about our Diversity & Inclusion approach, please go to https://www.averydennison.com/en/home/about-us/diversity-and-inclusion.html


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