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3M Supplier Quality Manager in Maplewood, Minnesota

Job Description:

Supplier Quality Manager

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.

“At 3M, we excel by combining our talents while leveraging creative and curious minds. This is most impactful when we center our objective at improving the customer experience. It’s a privilege to work for such a great company, with amazing people, and leadership that cultivates a growth-mindset.” – Eric Hammes, executive vice president of Enterprise Operations at 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 Supplier Quality Manager for the United States and Canada (USAC), 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 a Supplier Quality Management process including the implementation of supplier scorecards

  • Executing the supplier quality management strategy

  • Leading resolution of escalated supplier quality events and driving accountability for SCAR response time and effectiveness

  • Working with Supplier Quality Engineering resources to achieve 3M’s required quality level from external suppliers

  • Collaborating with the Business Groups and manufacturing sites to drive supplier quality excellence

Your Skills and Expertise

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M is looking for candidates who must have the following qualifications:

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

  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience in a private, public, government or military environment in one or more of the following areas: sourcing, supplier quality, and/or manufacturing quality

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

  • Master's degree or higher in Engineering or Quality related discipline

  • Demonstrated experience implementing and leading Supplier Quality Management Systems, including Supplier Scorecards, Supplier Quality Audits, and Supplier Quality Improvement Programs.

  • Certifications in one or more of the follow: Certified Quality Systems Auditor (e.g.: ISO 9001, AS9100, ISO 13485, IATF 16949, etc.), ASQ or equivalent, and/or Six Sigma Black Belt

  • Experience leading people and teams developing supplier quality management strategy and executing to drive results

  • Experience working with teams in multiple locations

Location: Maplewood, MN preferred and may consider a remote U.S. work location

Travel: May include up to 10%

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.

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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