3M is driving creativity and design as a competitive platform for innovation and brand globally to enhance design-driven solutions for people and the world. We are looking for a Design Officer to lead the charge for our Safety and Industrial Business Group at the 3M Design Center, located in St. Paul, MN.
Does your curiosity inspire you to imagine tomorrow’s solutions to today’s problems? Do you ever wonder how collaborative creativity can enrich innovation and make progress possible? Or wonder if design can drive competitive advantage for business, while also having positive impact on the world? These are just a few of the questions we ask at 3M Design every day. Our diverse, global team not only includes design talent from multiple creative disciplines, but also achievement-oriented professionals who keep the engine going for strong operations to ensure our design organization is world class. We’re looking for creative explorers who are excited to be part of the very inspiring journey of design at an innovation company like 3M.
The Design Officer for the 3M Safety and Industrial Business Group (SIBG) is the primary visionary, functional leader and champion of Design for this 3M business group globally. The person hired for this position establishes a global design network and practice for the Safety and Industrial Divisions and Business Group-level design strategy; Provides advice and consults with Division and Business Group leaders to establish complex, long-term strategic design direction for brand design, innovation, user experience design, digital connected solutions and process improvements; Represents this 3M Business Group as the primary voice of design to media, customers, key stakeholders and the external design community to grow 3M's Safety and Industrial Business Group reputation in design.
This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.
Major Duties & Responsibilities
Design Officer primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Champion for design within 3M Safety and Industrial Business Groups (SIBG) and externally
Establish a connected, aligned design community for 3M SIBG and its divisions
Build the design community for 3M SIBG and its division teams
Develops a strategy and implements steps to move this 3M Business Group to world?class design leadership
Drive the growth of design thinking and digital connected solutions within the business context of 3M SIBG
Drive the growth of design thinking within a 'customer engagement' context; inspiring others to use our technologies, solutions and solving customer challenges through design in SIBG domains
Ensure a consistent standard of design investment across SIBG
Champion and lead design talent management driven by multi-disciplinary design capabilities and diversity for the SIBG design organizations
Develop and execute the 3M SIBG’s strategic plan for design in close cooperation with Business Group senior leadership
Envision, plan and drive investment towards industry thought leadership in design for 3M SIBG
Teach, inspire and engage the design and business community inside 3M toward a shared vision of design for the Business Group its divisions globally
Drive brand custodianship for visual identity through development of relevant design language(s), identity programs/processes and guidelines for deployment, being a brand design ambassador for 3M SIBG aligned with 3M design and marketing function
Work in collaboration with the SIBG Chief Marketing Officer and Head of R&D to integrate design strategy into the new product pipeline and strategy
Part of Global Design Leadership Team and closely working together with the company’s Chief Design Officer on design strategies, policies, talent management, process/methods/tools and messaging to drive Design Functional Leadership for the company and respective businesses of SIBG
Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution in design, design strategy, design management, brand management, design research or industrial/product design or product development
A minimum of twelve(12) years of design leadership experience in a global design organization in a private, public, government or military environment
Master’s degree in design strategy, design management, brand management, design research, product design/development or related design?centric fields
Minimal 10 years of management experience as lead designer in a global design organization B2B/B2C, automotive, fashion, architecture, industrial…and proven knowledge and experience in projects and applications delivering significant business results
Inspirational communicator and thought leader in the design field, has spoken in professional conferences
Thought?leader in the design community and can effectively engage, inspire and teach regarding design and the impact on business success in context of Safety and Industrial Business Group business environment
Proven track record of multi?disciplinary design talent and leadership development
Strong delegation and team?empowerment skills
Openness to change, forward looking, strategic thinking and constantly evaluating new scenarios and ideas
Location: Maplewood, MN
Travel: Up to 20%
Relocation: Is Authorized
About 3M Design
3M Design is the creative engine driving design for innovation at 3M. As a global team of diverse talent that creates meaningful and consistent brand experiences, we stimulate collaborative creativity to translate insights and technologies into solutions that inspire and positively impact our customers, our employees, and our world. At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $32 billion in sales, our 91,000 employees connect with customers all around the world.
For more information about 3M Design, visit www.3M.com/design or follow @3MDesign on Twitter. Learn more about 3M at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M or @3MNews.
Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).
3M is a place where you can collaborate with other curious, creative people. Where your diverse talents, inclusiveness, initiative, and leadership are valued. Where you’ll find challenging opportunities that make your career exciting and rewarding. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies, and products, 3M is a place to grow and be rewarded for excellence.
Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M.
3M is an equal opportunity employer. 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.
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At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives. With $33 billion in sales, our 93,000 employees connect with customers all around the world.
3M has a long-standing reputation as a company committed to innovation. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and creativity. We gain new insight from diverse thinking, and take risks on new ideas.
Here, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.