Overview

The Legal Operations Director will be based in Northeast Ohio, and is responsible for delivery of the strategy and the day-to-day operations of the global Law Department, reporting to the Chief Legal Officer. The person in this role provides critical infrastructure, enabling the department to achieve its objectives. This person is responsible for various aspects of Technology, Finance, Communications and Administration for the global law department. Specific job responsibilities include:

•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.
•Leads key department initiatives for the law department including the areas of risk management and compliance.
•Plans and facilitates staff meetings (developing agenda with CLO); 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.
•Establishes the vendor strategy with law firms and other third-party vendors, including executing or facilitating efficient use and evaluation of firms and alternative Legal Service Providers.
•Liaises with Finance and Accounting functions to establish budgets and complete forecasts, reporting on spending to CLO and Staff.
•Manages office administration and the support infrastructure for department.
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
•Defines and leads complex global projects and other responsibilities as assigned by the CLO and law leadership team
•Responsible for developing staff, estimating personnel needs, assigning work, and meeting completion dates

About Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison 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. While AD’s corporate headquarters is located in Glendale, CA, the legal team resides in the regional headquarters in Mentor, OH. The company employs more than 32,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2020 were $7.0 billion.

Stan Avery invented the world’s first self-adhesive label as a way to merchandise objects. In 1935, he founded Avery Adhesives and in 1990, the company merged with Dennison Manufacturing to form Avery Dennison. Over the past 80+ years, the company has grown into a global Fortune 500 corporation that continues to advance quality and innovation in materials science.