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Strategy and Commercialization Manager

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Strategy and Commercialization 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

The Strategy & Commercialization Manager is a critical member of the Division Operating Committee, working with the division leadership team to set strategic direction and operating plans, create rhythms and initiatives to advance commercialization impact, and helping implement global initiatives and projects. As Strategy & Commercialization 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:

+ Leading the division strategic and operating planning processes by working across the organization to build a credible, compelling strategic direction for the division

+ Partnering with Business, R&D, ELVS, Marketing Operations and other cross-functional colleagues to advance commercialization impact through NPI prioritization, process improvements and new capabilities

+ Facilitating market intelligence understanding for the division around macro, segment, competitive and customer insights

+ Supporting Vice President on pre-earnings, QOR and other critical strategic analyses and touchpoints

+ Engaging and maintaining alignment with Business Group and Corporate strategy initiatives, including Performance to Marco, Addressable Market analysis, and other

+ Providing proactive advice and counsel for decision-making to support strategy and business development in support of division growth

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) combined years of marketing, strategy and/or commercialization experience

+ Three (3) years of experience leading cross functional teams

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

+ MBA from an accredited institution

+ Knowledge and experience in market research, new product development, M&A, Agile

+ Strategy / planning experience demonstrating the ability to synthesize industry, customer, and product information into a comprehensive, cohesive narrative

+ Comfort preparing and presenting executive communications/presentations

+ Experience facilitating leadership discussions, leading to action-oriented outcomes

Travel: may include up to 10% domestic/international

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

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Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at 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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Strategy and Commercialization Manager

Full time
Maplewood, MN

Published on 05/07/2021

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