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Avery Dennison Sr. Manager, Sustainability RBIS Apparel in Dedham, Massachusetts

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 more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2020 were $7.0 billion. Learn more at

Job Description


We are seeking a candidate with deep sustainability knowledge and hands-on experience in executing sustainability strategies to work closely with the Global Senior Director in supporting the company’s strategic sustainability goals.

In this role, you will work closely with the Global Senior Director to advance, elevate, align, and execute Avery Dennison’s sustainability vision and strategy globally. Partnering with global functional and regional business leaders, in various Avery Dennison divisions you will develop and execute sustainability plans across RBIS Apparel.


Sustainability Business Partnership

  • Partner with Global Sr. Director to execute AD sustainability strategy and 2025/2030 Sustainability goals

  • Collaborate with the company’s internal groups (for example plant management, engineering, EHS, marketing) to develop a coordinated sustainability plan.

  • Build sustainability principles into short and long-range business planning, capital planning and operations planning.

  • Research and monitor sustainability issues, concerns, or stakeholder interests and develop strategy to address those issues.

  • Work with innovation, product line managers, operations, and other key stakeholders to ensure sustainability strategy is implemented, monitored, and reported.

  • Work with innovation, product line managers, operations, procurement and other key stakeholders to develop and implement roadmaps to improve sustainability and de-carbonize solutions.

  • Liaising with colleagues, directors and experts to gain valuable expertise from third parties.

  • Working with other departments, such as commercial, operations, marketing, etc. to open lines of communication about changes that will be implemented and the impact they will have on the workplace and the environment.

  • Actively engage with key customers on sustainability related issues.

  • Develop eco-system partnerships where appropriate to leverage Avery Dennison’s position in the apparel eco space.

Measurement and Reporting

  • Develop cadence and process to measure the performance of the organization's current sustainability practices; establish a benchmark from which to improve

  • Manage monitoring and reporting of corporate and brand sustainability activities.

  • Initiating a course of action so that sustainability metrics are gathered and recorded over time, to measure and chart improvements.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sustainability, Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, or related field.

  • Minimum 10 years experience in the field.

  • Preference for experience within the Apparel for Footwear supply chain.

  • Excellent understanding of sustainability concepts and frameworks, specifically de-carbonisation.

  • Strong knowledge of social and environmental trends.

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

  • Strong supervisory skills; providing others with a clear direction, motivation and empowerment.

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills for high-level interaction with other functions and brands.

  • Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills, including communicating and marketing sustainable efforts.

  • Highly analytical, can synthesize information and offer recommendations/solutions.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with others.

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

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with cross-functional business teams within our global network and with external parties.

  • Ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with stakeholders of multiple levels, within and outside the company.

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.

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