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
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 Category Leadership:
Providing Category Ownership across 3M Businesses & Divisions, serving as a Strategic Sourcing leader for Outsourced Packaging & Assembly Services.
Responsible for driving sourcing policies and best practices, while helping 3M and the Sourcing organization meet its cost savings, growth and working capital goals by leading negotiations, being part of effective NPI launches, and managing complex supplier relationships.
Leading supplier selection and owning external supplier relationships as the key point of contact for 3M.
Strategy Execution & Process Improvement:
Identifying, leading & implementing solutions for complex and multi-faceted situations regarding dual-sourcing, negotiation, category strategy, supplier management, and external sources of supply.
Determining & leading opportunities for process improvements that improve service, speed or cost, through analysis of sourcing information & metrics, including navigating complex situations and managing multiple internal & external stakeholders.
Developing strong partnerships with suppliers and internal 3M stakeholders, including Manufacturing, R&D, Marketing, Finance and Supply Chain Operations.
Leading contract negotiations with strategic supply partners, working in tandem with 3M Division stakeholders and 3M Legal.
Implementing and negotiating Agreements to cover complex supply relationships, which may include SMI (supplier managed inventory), consigned materials, etc.
This role supports Divisions across 3M, giving the successful candidate broad exposure to 3M's diverse businesses & products.
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
Seven (7) combined years of experience in Sourcing, Procurement, Logistics, Supply Chain, Engineering and/or Manufacturing in a private, public, government or military environment
Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:
Experience in Sourcing, especially with outsourced suppliers, including contract manufacturers and co-packers
Experience working with Consumer goods, display pack-outs and complex assemblies
Strong negotiation skills and attention to detail
Initiative, self-starter with a positive & pro-active approach; Project management experience
Experience successfully collaborating with internal and external stakeholders on complex projects. Appropriately engages stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
Skilled in written and oral communications
Financial acumen and comfort with conducting business analytics
Travel: May include up to 10% domestic/international
Relocation Assistance: May be 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. Pay & Benefits Overview: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/careers-us/working-at-3m/benefits/ 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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