Finance Leadership Development Program

Avery Dennison Mentor, OH 2019-07-11
Job Description

What we are looking for

Avery Dennison’s North America Leadership Development Program (LDP) runs with a single business focus to build talent for our rapidly growing organization. With a concentrated blend of experiential on-the-job learning and classroom and virtual training, the LDP serves as the talent pipeline for leadership roles throughout the region.

We are searching for meticulous individuals who are looking to craft a successful and influential career in finance to be our next Finance Associates (FLDP). FLDP Associates receive in-depth exposure to both geographical and functional parts of the organization by rotating through three different positions over the course of 36 months. These positions are the equivalent of three full-time positions that will give you real world experience. The position is based in Mentor, Ohio - outside Cleveland. We are only considering individuals who are passionate about relocating to Northeast Ohio and potentially again to IN, PA, or GA during and after graduating from the program.

The FLDP Associate will typically rotate through some of the following roles/functions:

  • Commercial Finance

  • Corporate Accounting

  • Financial Planning and Analysis

  • Operations Finance

  • Procurement

What you will be doing

The primary roles and responsibilities of this LDP position will be dependent on business needs, and might be also tailored to individual LDP strengths and interests. However, any work that you will be doing will provide you with the following opportunities:

  • Gain real world exposure: By completing essentially three full-time jobs upon graduation of the program, FLDP Associates will have laid a strong foundation for credibility and success in their finance careers

  • Work cross-functionally: Work closely with finance teams and provide financial support to outside teams across the North American Label and Graphic Materials Group

  • Develop key skills: Grow skills and proficiencies in areas such as cost accounting, business partnership, accounting requirements, journal entries, closing processes, forecasting and financial planning/analysis

  • Seek target assignments: Support projects and assignments that have a direct impact on the business such as Monthly Forecasting, Month End and Quarter End reporting requirements, and Annual Operating Plan and Strategic Plan processes

What sets us apart

Avery Dennison’s LDP is unlike any leadership development program with its emphasis on networking, community and support. From Day 1, networking is encouraged, promoted and expected within the program. As you are on-boarded with other LDPs from the various tracks, you quickly develop a community with new, current, and recently graduated LDPs, all willing to go the extra mile to make sure you have what it takes to succeed.

In addition, a core component of the curriculum is the mentoring program. Paired with another leader within the organization, the program focuses on the transition from college to corporate, leveraging strengths and defining your career path.


What you will need to bring to the program

Avery Dennison has a long history of being an industry leader. Your history is important to us. It should include the following:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related field required. Expected graduation date should be December 2019 (to start in January 2020) or May 2020 (to start in June 2020)


  • Previous internship or co-op experience required

  • Leadership experience via student organizations, athletics, intramural sports, volunteerism or similar activities


  • Flexibility and willingness to relocate to Northeast Ohio and potentially IN, PA, or GA during and after graduating from the program

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

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. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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