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3M Internship - Global Strategic Sourcing Intern in Maplewood, Minnesota

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 9 6 ,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

“3M’s culture is driven by curious, spirited and collaborative people who are constantly asking ‘What if?’ And the many talents of 3Mers around the globe have me incredibly excited about what’s to come next.” – Kristen Ludgate, senior vice president of Human Resources at 3M

An internship is a temporary position within 3M. Interns typically work a full-time schedule throughout a 10-12 week assignment.  This position is limited to working 899 hours per service credit year.  3M provides eligible interns with temporary housing and round-trip travel reimbursement in accordance with current policy.

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 Global Strategic Sourcing Intern, 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:

  • Providing analytical support and lead ing projects for multiple assigned Sourcing category teams .

  • Develop ing and expands knowledge of strategic analysis, supplier and market analysis, benchmarking and sourcing effectiveness.

  • Represen ting Sourcing on B usiness unit and internal Sourcing cross-functional teams.

  • Increas ing knowledge of Sourcing Operations strategies and activities to meet specific 3M internal business unit requirements through assigned activities and projects.

  • Identif ying opportunities for process improvements that improve cost and service through analysis of sourcing information and metrics .

    Your Skills and Expertise

    To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M is looking for candidates who must have the following qualifications:

    • Currently pursuing a b achelor’s d egree from an accredited institution

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

  • Current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

  • Completed a t minimum a j unior year (6 semesters) by the start of the internship

  • Previously completed an internship/co-op with 3M or another manufacturing company

  • Experience with business processes and systems functionality within Procurement and/or Sourcing

  • Intermediate (graphs, sorting data, basic formulas) proficiency with MS Excel

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams

  • Intermediate (hyperlinks, animation, org charts) proficiency with MS PowerPoint

  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems

    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.

Pay & Benefits Overview: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/careers-us/working-at-3m/benefits/

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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At 3M we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily as our employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M's creative solutions to global challenges at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M or @3MNews.

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