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3M Business Quality Manager* in Maplewood, Minnesota

Job Description:

Business 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 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 Role

3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division (SPSD) is seeking a Quality Manager to support our dynamic and growing Biopharma Business Unit, providing filtration and purification solutions to our customers for biopharmaceutical and biologics processing. The Biopharma Business Quality Manager will lead the global quality assurance team supporting new product development, manufacturing, customer satisfaction and customer quality agreements. The Business Quality manager will be responsible for developing goals, implementing operational plans and leading the quality team to meet global quality, regulatory and customer requirements. The Biopharma Business Quality Manager is a member of the Biopharma Business Operating Committee and the division quality leadership team. This quality leadership position reports to the 3M SPSD Global Division Quality Leader.

As the Business Quality Manager, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most creative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Collaborating with the business team to develop, lead and resource key quality priorities for the Biopharma business unit.

  • Direct supervision and development of the Biopharma Quality Assurance team supporting quality assurance and quality engineering in new product development, design controls, change management, manufacturing, supplier quality and quality systems.

  • Interacting directly with Biopharma customers in establishing quality agreements, defining customer quality requirements, responding to customer quality concerns, and supporting customer audits.

  • Working with the division, HCBG Quality and manufacturing to develop, deploy and maintain our Quality Management System (QMS) to meet industry and customer requirements.

  • Establishing and driving, through a culture of continuous improvement, objectives for improved customer satisfaction, prevention of quality non-conformances and deviations, reduced variation in product and process, and operational excellence in our value streams.

  • Preparing for, leading, and following-up on quality and regulatory audits conducted by external agencies, notified bodies, customers, and the 3M HCBG compliance auditing unit.

  • Take initiative to proactively improve product quality and customer satisfaction through cross-functional collaboration and engagement in continuous improvement.

  • Supporting NPI and design control activities, driving effective and efficient execution of the quality requirements and deliverables.

  • Actively participating on the Biopharma Business leadership team to meet business objectives.

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 from (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Three (3) combined years in manufacturing, quality, laboratory and/or production environment leadership experience in a private, public, government or military environment

  • Three (3) years experience in or supporting Health Care Regulated Industry (medical device, pharma, biologics)

  • Experience interacting directly with customers to define quality requirements, establish quality agreements, support quality audits and/or respond to customer quality concerns

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

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Quality or Regulatory leadership experience within healthcare, medical device or pharmaceutical industries

  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams and create excellent collaboration

  • Ability to lead internal and external audit activities

  • Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing experience

  • Change Management experience of programs with significant strategic importance

  • Demonstrated skills in customer experience management

Travel: May include up to 10% domestic/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.

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