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3M Lean Value Stream Manager in Knoxville, Iowa

Job Description:

Lean Value Stream 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, CEO 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

As a(n) Lean Value Stream 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:

  • Leads engineering and business teams to create cost effective products and provide superior customer service to the supported divisions

  • Develops and executes strategic operational plan by aligning engineering projects and activities with customer needs and division level goals

  • Manages capital expenditure discussions within responsible areas to maintain long term sustainability and to implement productivity and technology improvements

  • Partnering with division value stream leaders, manages plant efforts to improve quality, service, cost & sustainability

  • Supports EHS, Lean Six Sigma and other plantwide initiatives that are critical for plant operations

  • Works closely with Operations Manager to ensure that goals of the customer are met by aligning daily production efforts with customer needs

  • Member of Knoxville Plant Operating Committee

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 manufacturing experience in a private, public, government or military environment

  • Three (3) years of experience in a leadership and/or supervisory role in a private, public, government or military environment

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

  • Previous production or value stream/product management experience

  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

  • Understanding of 3MEx principles and/or principle based leadership

  • Influence that can drive others to make/accept change

Location: Knoxville, IA

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

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.

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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