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3M Sr. Regulatory Affairs Associate* in Maplewood, Minnesota

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Sr. Regulatory Affairs Associate

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 RoleThe person hired for this position within 3M’s Separation and Purification Sciences Division will lead and execute product stewardship, regulatory and safety activities by developing regulatory, product stewardship, life cycle and risk management expertise and leadership to ensure products are compliant, safe and sustainable to enable growth and protect 3M brand.

As a Sr. Regulatory Affairs Associate, 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:

  • Developing and executing global regulatory and product stewardship expertise to support our various separation and purification products and markets including industrial, food and beverage, biopharmaceutical manufacturing and residential and food service drinking water applications.

  • Developing regulatory expertise to support SPSD biopharma applications including but not limited to global biopharmaceutical regulations, food contact regulations, hardgoods regulations, material and chemical control laws, consumer product regulations, biocide regulations.

  • Leading, and executing regulatory and product stewardship activities to enable the business to meet its growth initiatives including protecting and growing existing product businesses and supporting new product, technology and market commercialization programs and activities.

  • Collaborating with cross-functional global teams to lead and execute global regulatory compliance, product stewardship and risk management activities for existing and new products and regulations.

  • Identifying, assessing and communicating product safety and compliance risks through leading and executing life cycle assessments, participating in product risk assessments, and providing guidance and direction for business product quality and commercialization management processes such as claims substantiation, design control, and literature and label content review and input.

  • Ensuring product risks are effectively communicated, understood, and mitigated through effective communication and documentation processes.

  • Participating in regulatory intelligence activities by monitoring and assessing changing regulations and implementing solutions to changing regulations for continued product compliance and safety excellence.

  • Effectively executing and advocating SPSD’s Quality Management systems and processes as well as 3M’s Product Stewardship, Life Cycle Management and Chemicals Managements policies and procedures.

Your Skills and Expertise To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M is looking for (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Two (2) years combined experience in product EHS&R, environmental sciences, quality, and/or technical field in a private, public, government or military environment

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

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline from an accredited institution

  • Experience working in product EHS&R, regulatory affairs, product stewardship, laboratory and/or quality

  • Regulatory compliance experience in one or more of the following areas: regional and global article and chemical regulations including but not limited to TSCA, REACH, RoHS; conflict minerals, consumer product safety laws, hazard communication, biocide regulations, global food contact regulations and regulations impacting biopharmaceutical manufacturers such as FDA and USP

  • Strong communication skills and experience participating on global projects and teams

  • Experience with quality management systems including ISO 9001 and ISO 134875

  • Experience executing regulatory and risk management processes for new product commercialization and existing product changes

  • Experience conducting product life cycle assessments and or product risk assessments

  • Demonstrated risk-based decision-making skills

Travel: May include up to 10% domestic or international

Relocation Assistance: Is authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Responsibilities of this position may include direct and/or indirect physical or logical access to information, systems, technologies subjected to the regulations/compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws. U.S. Export Control laws and U.S. Government Department of Defense contracts and sub-contracts impose certain restrictions on companies and their ability to share export-controlled and other technology and services with certain "non-U.S. persons" (persons who are not U.S. citizens or nationals, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., refugees, "Temporary Residents" (granted Amnesty or Special Agricultural Worker provisions), or persons granted asylum (but excluding persons in nonimmigrant status such as H-1B, L-1, F-1, etc.) or non-U.S. citizens. To comply with these laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within 3M that may present access to export controlled technical data, 3M must assess employees' U.S. person status, as well as citizenship(s). The questions asked in this application are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only. Failure to provide the necessary information in this regard will result in our inability to consider you further for this particular position. The decision whether or not to file or pursue an export license application is at 3M Company's sole election.

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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