Supply Chain Service and Inventory Manager

  • 8080 Norton Pkwy, Mentor, OH 44060, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (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 and solutions, 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. The company employs approximately 36,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2021 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at

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

The Service and Inventory Manager is responsible for overseeing divisional service, inventory, and cost reporting and control processes while owning continuous improvement activities to achieve our divisional business objectives. The Service and Inventory Manager will maintain customer relations with regard to service offerings and service performance, while developing a team of subject matter experts to oversee our key raw, wip, and fg planning process best practices across the LGM NA network.  

Focus of this role will include but is not limited to the following:    

  • Develop and maintain a robust, repeatable, and flexible service reporting methodology within Oracle BI to provide self-serve reporting, transparency to opportunities, and action oriented engagement across the organization to achieve world class service.

  • Develop and maintain a robust, repeatable, and flexible inventory stocking strategy aligned with our service and FcF objectives within Oracle IO.

  • Collaborate with Sales, Marketing, and our Customer base to identify, and integrate creative service program offerings allowing us to differentiate in the market through agility, availability, and cost while maintaining control of our cost to serve metrics (Trim, Scrap, Inv, Movement, ROI).

  • Aid in establishing divisional process owners for raw, wip, and fg planning closely linked with our remote planners to enhance sustainability, flexibility, and depth of knowledge.

Employee Development & Management  

  • Train and provide development opportunities for staff.  Ensure annual goals are complete and communicated.  Ensure Global Performance Management System is up-to-date and regular feedback is provided to staff members.  

  • Monitor and evaluate team members, and adjust training where needed. 

  • Attract, retain and develop high potential talent.  

  • Model and promote the Corporation’s Code of Conduct and Values.  

  • Perform general management duties, performance appraisals, promotions and terminations.  Responsible for training and development of staff, estimating personnel needs, assigning work, meeting completion dates, interpreting and ensuring consistent application of organizational policies.  

  • Act as a team role model and change-agent.  

  • Positively lead and influence team members to partner together to achieve individual and business goals.   

  • Coordinate team efforts, create and manage a regional strategy and team operating plan.    


  • Provide project management and Supply Chain leadership.    

  • Accountable for departmental project deliverables.  Secure and allocate appropriate resources and manage project to meet Departmental goals and achieve financial objectives.    

  • Lead cross-functional team on projects.  Communicate and work with all levels of the organization.  Manage a large multi-function program or a set of projects. Interact with colleagues, suppliers and customers.    

  • Strong awareness of competition and impact of strategies and tactics in the marketplace.    

  • Leverage internal/external experts in network to accomplish goals.  

  • Achieve maximum levels of productivity, ensuring that the business benefits from the lowest possible cost and best value.  

  • Responsible for clear, focused leadership to further reduce the barriers to delivering competitive advantage via global size and scale.  

  • Actively engage in translating best practices in the areas of experimental and organizational design and development, cost modeling and developing enhanced internal and external relationships to support local and international businesses.  

  • Responsible for delivery of short-term and-long term results in order to develop and maintain the organization’s credibility with the business and creating opportunities for the function to add greater value to the business.  

  • Use business trends and customer needs to create actionable goals that create competitive advantage.    Strategic Transformation and Long-term strategy development  

  • Provide leadership to select local and/or global Supply Chain initiatives.  

  • Develop and execute appropriate business plans/multi-generation Supply Chain plans to identify trends, opportunities for marketplace advantage and new ideas for products, processes and services.    

  • Develop Supply Chain Objectives, Goals, Strategies and Measures (OGSM) for assigned area and confirm linkage to global business strategies.  

  • Lead benchmarking of Supply Chain related topics in support of divisional goals.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required. Master’s Degree preferred.

  • 7+ years Service, Materials, and Logistics (or related) experience, with 3+ years supervisory or lead experience preferred.

  • Working knowledge of modern manufacturing, material flow and improvement strategies (e.g. ELS, continuous flow, cellular etc.) and the ability to integrate those into the operation.

  • Demonstrated understanding of financial systems and the key drivers within the manufacturing environment.

  • Strong organizational skills in strategy, communication at all levels, and execution.

  • Strong leadership skills. Ability to lead, and influence, others in a team-based organization

  • Excellent organizational and people skills, project management skills, with an ability to openly convey information to team members in a timely and concise manner.



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.

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