Corporate Strategy Manager at 3M

Posted in Management 8 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Maplewood, Minnesota





Job Description:

Job Description:

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.

“At 3M, we want to make sure that everyone, from all walks of life, know they can share their opinions, they’re heard, and change is made based on their input.” – Ann Anaya, chief diversity officer 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

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.

As a Corporate Strategy 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 through the following:


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

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

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

  • 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

Your Skills and Expertise 

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:


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

  • Seven (7) years of strategy experience is required in a private, public, government or military environment

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


  • Minimum of Five (5) years post-MBA experience

  • 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

Travel: May include up to 15% travel based on projects

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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