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Apr 12, 2002 12:00 AM
Avery Dennison, Cleveland, OH
Contact: Steve Melfi by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this role is to lead new product development projects that support the business requirements of the Avery Dennison. This person will lead a cross-Product Technology group responsible for insuring that the company remains a leader in adhesive technology and stays linked globally with adhesive developments and needs.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
provide technical & project leadership for key new product development projects
responsible for driving adhesive technology platform development in North America
develop & maintain strong relationships with adhesive vendors
ensure that technical excellence is maintained within the adhesive component support group
responsibilities will cross all adhesive technologies i.e. emulsion, hot melt, solvent and new developments
advise technical & business management on adhesive technology trends and opportunities
keep abreast of competitive situation in adhesive technology
support training and development of personnel in the adhesive support group.
Ability to translate voice of customer into technical specifications for product and process design.
Strong project management skills.
Ability and desire to coach and mentor technicians, technologists and scientists.
Strong leadership skills with capability to develop into PTI management.
Knowledge of statistical tools, including DOE, required with preference given to certified Six Sigma Black Belts.
Ability to lead product development projects thru commercialization.
B.S./M.S./Ph.D in chemistry, polymer physics or engineering (chemical, polymer) or equivalent.
Prefer individuals with a minimum of 5 years industrial experience in adhesive development or manufacture.
Visit the company at www.averydennison.com.