Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Glendale


Company Description

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 2018 were $7.2 billion. Learn more at

Job Description

This position can be based in Glendale, CA or Mentor, OH

This person is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Law Department, reporting to the Senior Vice President and General Counsel. The person in this role provides critical infrastructure, enabling the department to achieve its objectives. The four primary functions for which this person is responsible are Technology, Finance, Communications and Administration.

Essential Responsibilities:

- Manages department personnel to ensure that workflow is aligned to priorities and identify solutions to increase efficiency and effectiveness
- Develops the strategy for the delivery of global IT solutions to the department; works with IT to select and implement applications; ensures systems are used consistently and operating successfully
- Leads department intranet strategy and knowledge management platform, including the reuse of data, proper document management and creation of self-help tools
- Develops and implements the department’s global communications plan; ensures communications support department’s objectives; measures effectiveness and relevance
- Identifies, drives and tracks department metrics, as well as cross-functional initiatives
- Responsible for legal operations benchmarking initiatives, including spend analysis and third party surveys
- Plans and manages staff meetings (developing agenda with GC); takes notes, documents and follows up on action items between meetings; proactively looks for opportunities to eliminate duplication and share best practices
- Manages department’s linkages with other corporate functions, helping to implement corporate initiatives
- Manages relationships with law firms and other third party vendors, including executing RFPs, structuring fees and managing Alternative Legal Service Providers
- Liaises with Finance and Accounting functions to establish budgets and complete forecasts, reporting on spending to General Counsel and Staff
- Manages office administration and the support infrastructure for department
- Plans Department activities and team building events

Other Responsibilities:

- Establishes or modifies department policies
- Manages relationships with recruiters and placement agencies, including contract negotiations and renewals
- Acts as liaison with Facilities and performs space management
- Performs special projects and responsibilities as assigned by the General Counsel and Law leadership team
- Performs general management duties, performance appraisals, promotions, and terminations. Responsible for developing staff, estimating personnel needs, assigning work, and meeting completion dates


Skills / Experience required:

- Bachelor’s degree preferred
- At least 6+ years of recent experience in a comparable role with progressively increasing responsibilities and accomplishments
- Experience working in a fast paced, complex organization
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
- Track record of working effectively with executives
- Capacity to think strategically, proactively identify issues and develop sustainable solutions
- Ability to handle multiple assignments and manage major projects to successful completion
- Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative to be a self-starter
- Demonstrated planning and organizational skills
- Exceptional customer-focused orientation
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a strong customer-focus orientation
- Demonstrated project management skills


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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