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3M Buyer in West Lancashire, United Kingdom

3M has a long-standing reputation as a company committed to innovation. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and creativity. We gain new insight from diverse thinking, and take risks on new ideas. Here, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.

Job Description:

Job Title – Buyer

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.

“A long-lasting career at 3M comes from having vision, imagination and the ability to see what doesn’t exist. 3Mers are groundbreaking innovators and it’s important that we give every person the space for disruptive and creative thinking.” – John Banovetz, executive vice president, chief technology officer and environmental responsibility at 3M

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As a Buyer 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:

  • Leading a supplier package of approximately 40 suppliers across the globe; being the source of front-line knowledge and day to day management of these key suppliers into 3M Skelmersdale Plant

  • Implements the inbound supply, storage, transport and distribution of equipment, materials and goods used and produced by 3M. Activities include managing supplier relationships; logistics and supply-chain management; purchasing. Ensures all products and services are procured on time with right quality at most competitive value.

  • Determine materials control and planning

  • Supports inventory control and co-ordination between other relevant departments including production planning, quality, sales, 3M sourcing and warehouse

Your Skills and Expertise

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • Proven experience working in a Procurement, Logistics or Supply chain environment, especially in Manufacturing

  • SAP or other MRP system (Materials Requirement Planning) – is essential

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

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

  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Qualification and Membership of the Institute or, as not essential, willingness to work towards this.

  • Excel, Powerpoint, Teams – extensive use of these applications in post.

  • Excellent negotiation skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment were information is key and required in a timely manner.

  • Ability to organise your day around the varied manner of the work – most tasks during day are compulsory.

Travel: Some supplier and site visits across UK and Europe

Role Location: 3M Skelmersdale UK

Salary - £high-reaching dependent on skills and experience plus excellent benefits package.

Employment Statement

At 3M, diversity & inclusion are essential to innovation. We seek and value differences in people! As an equal opportunity employer, 3M will not discriminate against any applicant. If you want to discover more about D&I at 3M, please visit http://go.3M.com/4i9C

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.

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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