Answered by Mike, Hiring Expert at Avery Dennison Corporation, on Thursday, May 9, 2019
Thanks for the question!
Unfortunately, I'm guessing there might be a disconnect between the MD you interviewed with, and the HR department that is part of the company. I think in your instance, it would make sense for you to touch base with the MD and ask some questions about the timing, process, and next steps, especially since they gave you a 2-3 month time frame.
In some cases, it's just a matter of HR navigating the paperwork/administrative process of bringing you on board. In some cases, there might not be an approved job, and the hiring manager (MD) is trying to push a job through for approvals, budgets, etc.
I think it wouldn't at all be unreasonable for you to check with the individual you've already spoken with to understand next steps. There might be a need to interview with others (such as HR), or you might just need to complete some pre-employment items (background check, drug test, etc.), then you'll receive an offer. It really depends on what is going on "behind the scenes".
I hope this helps!