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3M Production Planner in Alexandria, Minnesota

Job Description:

Production Planner

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 other curious, creative 3Mers.

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military experience to a 3M career.

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As a Production Planner, 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:

  • Lead cross functional projects across the business to effectively drive change in service, cost, and inventory.

  • Develops and maintains operating rhythms to ensure smooth supply chain operations, aligning supply with demand.

  • Maintains relevant planning master data and supports new product introduction and phase-in phase-out material business processes, and associated change management processes.

  • Provides a high degree of planning analysis to support decision making.

  • Publishes and presents service and inventory metrics and results.

  • Identifies and leads projects that improve supply chain speed and inventory investment. Review and reports on project progress with management.

  • Works closely with manufacturing to ensure alignment to business requirements by setting and maintaining sufficient inventory levels and lead times.

  • Actively manage working and non-working inventories in assigned businesses to maintain compliance and achieve inventory investment targets.

  • Executing the production planning standard work utilizing supply chain tools, IT systems, and processes.

  • Utilize Continuous Improvement methodologies to improve service, inventory turns, and non-working inventory.

  • Utilize Supply Chain parameter management tools to optimize planning parameters (safety stock, lot size, EOQ, Loop & Supermarket, lead time).

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 in supply chain management, production operations management, materials management, data analytics or engineering.

  • Four (4) years of combined experience in supply chain, planning, and/or logistics in a private, public, government or military environment

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • Advanced in Microsoft Suite experience – (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Teams, SharePoint, Power BI)

  • demonstrated course of study in any of those areas as part of a bachelor’s degree program.

  • Experience working with JDA, SAP, COMS, Figures, GGSM, GDMR, INVENTO, Reporting and Analytics, Power BI, or other execution systems in a private, public, government or military environment.

  • ASCM (APICS) Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) is preferred. If not complete at the time this position is assumed, the certification will become part of the employee professional development plan as agreed between management and employee.

  • Lean Six Sigma or similar expertise, certification and or training.

  • Strong data mining, data analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making skills

  • Strong leadership, communication, interpersonal, and self-motivational skills

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams.

  • Experience utilizing Continuous Improvement methodologies.

Work location:

  • Alexandria, MN

Travel: May include up to 5% 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.

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Applicable to US Applicants Only:The expected compensation range for this position is $94,018 - $114,911, which includes base pay plus variable incentive pay, if eligible. This range represents a good faith estimate for this position. The specific compensation offered to a candidate may vary based on factors including, but not limited to, the candidate’s relevant knowledge, training, skills, work location, and/or experience. In addition, this position may be eligible for a range of benefits (e.g., Medical, Dental & Vision, Health Savings Accounts, Health Care & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, Disability Benefits, Life Insurance, Voluntary Benefits, Paid Absences and Retirement Benefits, etc.). Additional information is available at: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/careers-us/working-at-3m/benefits/.

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.

Our approach to flexibility is called Work Your Way, which puts employees first and drives well-being in ways that enable 3M’s business and performance goals. You have flexibility in where and when work gets done. It all depends on where and when you can do your best work.

Pay & Benefits Overview: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/careers-us/working-at-3m/benefits/

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