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3M Sourcing Agent in Maplewood, Minnesota

Job Description:

Sourcing Agent

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 96,000 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 Agent, 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:

Providing Strategic Sourcing support to 3M Engineering and 3M divisions throughout the company, serving as the Sourcing category owner for various Capital Construction categories. This position is responsible for developing and executing effective Sourcing Strategy, driving differentiated value which meets or exceeds our internal partners’ expectations in the areas of: cost, quality, schedule. This position is responsible for leading supplier negotiations and managing complex supplier relationships. The employee works independently and consults more senior team members or supervision for assistance as needed.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Sourcing Sub-Category Leadership: Designs and executes plans to implement Sourcing solutions that will achieve measurable business results. Assembles and leads multiple project teams to implement effective sourcing solutions. Establishes close working relationship with 3M Engineering, 3M manufacturing sites, 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 sub categories of spend. Performs basic contract negotiations. Proactively communicates project direction and status with key country and/or 3M Engineering management. Recommends and influences management decisions in the area of sourcing solutions. Negotiates to resolve issues, implement strategies and ensure internal partner group 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 3M Engineering partners 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 project cost by leading cost reduction efforts and facilitating implementation of innovative sourcing best practices. Recognizes impacts on related processes and ensures communication of issues and proposed solutions to appropriate 3M Engineering 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 experience in: Sourcing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing Management, Engineering (Construction), and Legal - in a private, public, government or military environment

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

  • Master's degree in Business, Engineering, Construction (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Seven (7) years of Sourcing or Engineering (Capital Equipment) in a private, public, government or military environment

Skills include:

  • Strong negotiation and contracting experience

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Experience with SAP, PowerApps, Microsoft 365

  • Excellent teaming skills

  • Resolving complex issues that are time sensitive

  • Researching and understanding Capital Projects current market conditions and trends

  • Project management experience

  • Process oriented

  • Capital Projects Focused industry experience

  • Detail oriented

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.

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/

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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