Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World
Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it's equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 93,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.
"For more than 30 years at 3M, I've seen firsthand how it's a place where curious, creative and collaborative people thrive and build a rewarding career. As a leader in this company, my goal is to ensure each 3Mer sees and feels the positive impact we're making around the world" - Mike Roman, chief executive officer and chairman, 3M
This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.
The Impact You'll Make in this Role This position will be responsible for providing Strategic Sourcing support to 3M divisions. Serving as a category owner of Fluorochemicals, Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin and Film, and Alkylating Agents and Anhydrides, and HFE Chemicals. This position will also be responsible for drive sourcing policies and best practices, while helping the sourcing organization meet its cost savings, growth and cash goals by leading negotiations and managing complex supplier relationships. The employee works independently and consults with cross functional co-workers or the supervisor for assistance.
As a Sourcing Specialist, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:
Sourcing Sub-Category Leadership: Initiates and designs plans to implement Global sourcing solutions that will achieve measurable business results. Assembles and leads multiple project teams to implement sourcing solutions. Establishes close working relationship with business unit management and suppliers on sourcing strategies and activities. Manages external suppliers to deliver improved benefits to 3M in areas such as technology, quality, responsiveness, delivery, and cost (TQRDC). Researches and understands the short and long term market outlook for assigned materials and feed stocks. Performs complex contract negotiations. Proactively communicates project direction and status with key regional and/or business unit management. Recommends and influences management decisions in the area of sourcing solutions. Negotiates to resolve issues, implement strategies and ensure client satisfaction
Sourcing Analysis and Design: Determines and implements solutions for multi-faceted situations regarding distribution of business, negotiation or category strategy, supplier management, and external sources of supply. Develops cause and effect analysis and documentation. Develops and recommends tactical and strategic solutions to business unit clients and management
Sourcing Process Improvement: Identifies and implements opportunities for process improvements that improve service, speed or cost, through analysis of sourcing information and metrics. Minimizes the total product and process cost by leading cost reduction efforts and facilitation implementation of innovative sourcing best practices. Recognizes impacts on related processes and ensures communication of issues and proposed solutions to appropriate business and process owners
Your Skills and Expertise
To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
Five (5) combined years of sourcing, procurement, logistics, supply chain, sales, engineering and/or manufacturing experience in a private, public, government, or military environment
Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:
Ability to execute
Strong collaboration skills with internal and external stakeholders
Attention to detail
Strong writing skills
Strong oral communication skills
Project management training, experience and aptitude
Travel: May include up to 10%
Relocation Assistance: Is not authorized
Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).
Supporting Your Well-being
3M offers many programs to help you live your best life - both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.
Resources for You
For more details on what happens before, during and after the interview process, check out the Insights for Candidates page at 3M.com/careers.
Learn more about 3M's creative solutions to the world's problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M. Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties. 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.
Please note: your application may not be considered if you do not provide your education and work history, either by: 1) uploading a resume, or 2) entering the information into the application fields directly.
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