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Corporate Strategy Manager, 3M Corporate Strategy Group ∞ (Maplewood, MN) at 3M in Maplewood, Minnesota

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Company Description

3M is a global science company that never stops inventing.  Our inventions have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. With over $30 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Scientists, researchers and marketers work across countries and across subjects to solve challenges big and small.

3M is science applied to life.  At 3M, we are in your cell phone. We are in your car. We are at your doctor’s office.  You are never more than 10 feet from a 3M product.  3M helps make it possible for many other companies to do what they do. 

At 3M, we produce a mind-bending 55,000 products.  Our technology expertise started over 100 years ago with ceramics, turning minerals into sandpaper. This expertise has grown to span 46 technology platforms, with thousands of products and applications.  Our scientists are experts at combining our core technologies to invent a surprising range of products.  Our people and our products reshape the way we live our lives every day.

From celebrating new ideas to uncovering fresh uses for tried and true products, 3M solves problems for people, for communities and customers around the world.

Position Description

3M Corporate Strategy is a high impact, highly visible team that works on strategic initiatives across all of 3M’s businesses and geographies.  The group leads efforts related to portfolio management, resource reallocation, business creation, M&A related activities, and manages the annual strategic planning process.  Corporate strategists are senior level professionals, working with business executives and leaders on the company’s highest priorities, with an emphasis placed on value creation through growth.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead strategic initiatives sponsored by CEO, SVP Business Development, and other Operating Committee members

  • Lead corporate portfolio management projects focused on value creation and growth through resource allocation, business creation, and M&A

  • Manage corporate strategic planning process, including executive and Board-level strategy formulation, business case development and deck creation

  • Track industry and competitive trends, and develop business outlook and forecasts

  • Develop rigorous, fact-based, quantitative analysis to support recommendations. Ensure strategic and financial soundness and alignment for any recommendations

Reports to: Head of Corporate Strategy
Seniority level: Mid-Senior

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Possess a Master’s Degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Three (3) years of strategy experience is required in a private, public, government or military environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years post-MBA experience at a leading strategy consulting firm

  • Proven track record in providing novel and innovative solutions to complex or difficult strategic issues

  • Demonstrated leadership ability – proven track record of leading high impact projects and cross-functional teams

  • Action-oriented, with emphasis on execution and results rather than theory

  • Ability to independently lead and manage projects with multiple work streams, with proven leadership success over a wide variety of functional business problems

  • Must be able to interact with senior executives and handle high-pressure settings with confidence

  • Hands-on, self-starter, team-oriented, collaborative, diplomatic, and flexible

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills, including solid understanding of financial and statistical analysis

  • Significant experience with MS PowerPoint and Excel

Location: St. Paul, MN
Travel: May include up to 15% travel based on projects
Relocation: Is authorized within country per 3M policies

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status)

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