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
2019 were $7.1 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
Avery Dennison Medical (ADM) is a fully owned business unit
within Avery Dennison passionate about developing and supplying
medical products for its OEM customers utilizing proprietary skin
adhesive technologies, innovative product design, and its coating
and converting capabilities. ADM supports its customers through
product development, scale up, and regulatory approval and has
manufacturing sites in Ohio, Belgium, and Ireland.
The Director, Global R&D Platforms is responsible for
identifying and leading key technical projects, defining the nature
and significance of platforms, providing recommendations to senior
management, and executing funded platforms. Reporting to the VP/GM,
Avery Dennison Medical, this individual will utilize their
understanding and application of technical principles, theories,
and concepts in achieving business goals and objectives. This
individual will guide the successful completion of programs in
process and may, at times, function in a project leadership
Generate new insights for innovations and products tied to
business strategies. Use internal/external specialists in network
to accomplish goals.
Understand and articulate how emerging technologies can be
applied to new products.
Ensure technical support aligned for critical commercial
Collaborate with Sr. Business and technology partners, work with
customers to showcase the company technology.
Take a leading role in solving large and sophisticated technical
and quality problems with key customers and partners.
Facilitate collaborative decisions with Supply Chain, Quality
and Marketing on common issues.
Map out underlying technical roadmap to support Platform
strategies in close collaboration with Regulatory
Build and communicate clear R&D vision for innovation
platforms, integrating both short and long term strategies,
generating innovative solutions for existing and new
Develop project plans, budgets, and resource plans to support
long-term development priorities.
Accountable for the NPD process related to projects being
developed under our innovation platforms
Provide technical support to the regional R&D teams.
Promote collaboration and teamwork across all departments, and
collaboration with the broader Avery Dennison technical
Promote open and honest communication from the R&D Team that
fosters the sharing of ideas and opinions effectively.
Develop the skills of the R&D Platform Team. Look for
opportunities for continuous development and lead personal
development and performance review discussions. Support recruiting
efforts as needed.
Work closely with Marketing and Sales Group to help identify new
Engage and encourage innovation and IP development. Manage IP
portfolio in collaboration with Marketing and Legal.
Transmit sophisticated concepts to others in “layman’s”
Develop technical data to support marketing claims, including
protocol development, white paper and peer reviewed manuscript
development, clinical vendor management, and key opinion leader
Understand and ensure compliance with cGMP, ISO 13485, and FDA
21 CFR Part 820 regulations.
PhD in a science or engineering field, preferably Chemical
Engineering, Polymers/Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering,
Chemistry, Pharmacy (PharmD), or related field.
10+ years of experience working in either the medical device
(ISO 13485) or pharmaceutical industry
At least 5+ years of those leading an R&D group of 10 or
Direct, hands-on experience with key pillars of medical product
development, design control, and risk management, such as:
Shelf life stability (ICH Q1A, Q1E, M7, and Q3C)
Medical device risk management (ISO 14971)
Design verification and validation (DV&V)
Drug product chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC)
Analytical method development, validation & transfer
Sterilization (ISO 11137)
Strong technical foundation in polymer science and engineering.
Command of thermodynamic and kinetic phenomena relevant to loading,
release, and stability of active substances within polymeric
adhesive matrices. Examples: experience with transdermal drug
delivery, drug-eluting materials, antimicrobial coatings, medicated
dressings, or topical pharmaceutical formulations.
Excellent people leadership, management, and development
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to
effectively interface with cross-functional peers outside of the
Strong communication skills are a must; should have good verbal,
written, and presentation skills to technical and non-technical
Ability to learn; customer facing. Creative problem solving.
High degree of resourcefulness and creativity.
Passion and dedication to New Product Development.
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.
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