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3M Connected Manufacturing Program Manager in Maplewood, Minnesota

Job Description:

Job TitleConnected Manufacturing Program 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.

“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 of the board 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

Connected Manufacturing is focused on driving efficiency on the factory floor through the visualization and integration of near real-time process and product data. As a Connected Manufacturing Program Manager you will provide leadership to the development, implementation, and optimization of manufacturing technologies used to drive efficiency improvements, accelerate speed to market and manufacturability of new products, and improve safety and sustainability of our operations. Connected Manufacturing is more than data and technology, it is also about people and process. In this role you will partner with division and operations teams globally to lead efficiency acceleration programs aligned to the highest priority opportunities across the enterprise. You will help shape the improvement methodology and culture to leverage systematic problem-solving methodology, based in data, science, and technology to reach and sustain entitlement asset performance. This leadership role will also partner with IT/TTS, Global Engineering, Enterprise Manufacturing Technology, LLS, and 3MEx to advance capability and culture to drive growth.

As a Connected Manufacturing Program Manager, 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:

  • Provide overall program management of cross functional teams for efficiency acceleration priority value streams and technology advancement aligned to connected manufacturing strategic and operational plans

  • Provide leadership and coaching to change management, including use of connected manufacturing problem solving methodologies and culture to enable accelerated improvements and sustained value

  • Partner with technology experts to develop intellectual property in the space of connected manufacturing, ensuring a continued competitive advantage for 3M operations

  • Partner with TTS, Global Engineering, Enterprise Manufacturing Technology, LSS, and 3Mex team for the development, advancement, scale, and support of priority technologies and/or value stream improvements

  • Partner with divisions and business operations teams to understand and align business needs with connected manufacturing priorities

  • Partner with external corporations to leverage and or co-develop capabilities for connected manufacturing

  • Partner in the development and execution of the global connected manufacturing strategic plan

  • Partner in the development and execution of the connected manufacturing technology advancement planning

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) years of diverse operational experience in a factory or direct support of factory operations in a private, public, government or military environment

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

  • High potential rating

  • BS/MS in an engineering discipline

  • Direct experience as a process or product engineer in a 3M factory

  • Direct experience as a technical supervisor or value stream manager in a 3M factory

  • Demonstrated success with value stream improvement planning and execution, PPU, QICR

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of manufacturing technology advancement, implementation, and support

  • Manufacturing systems and/or PI&CS experience

  • Demonstrated project management skills for complex projects

  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated effective decision-making skills

Travel: May include up to 25%: Domestic and/or International depending on project alignment

Location: Maplewood, MN or US Remote locations

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).

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.

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