Technical Manager (Maplewood, MN)
Location:
Maplewood , Minnesota
Posted:
October 16, 2017
Reference:
R00040632
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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Technical Manager for the Automotive and Aerospace Solutions Division (AASD) located in Maplewood, MN. Here, you go.

Job Summary:
The person hired for the position of Technical Manager will lead the U.S. product development and engineering teams, and closely partner with our international teams, responsible for commercializing structural adhesives and composite materials for the Automotive and Aerospace industries.

For additional information, please visit: http://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/oem-tier-us/

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Supervises and leads a team of highly motivated, innovative technical employees
  • Drives the new product development programs through all stages of commercialization
  • Develops product and technology roadmaps aligned with customer needs and the business strategy
  • Builds out future Intellectual Property (IP) strategy
  • Supports management of change processes for existing product portfolio
  • Maintains culture of excellence in safety and compliance

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline from an accredited university
  • Minimum of five (5) years of combined laboratory and/or management experience
  • Minimum of three (3) years of combined product development and/or commercialization experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Automotive Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science or related discipline from an accredited university
  • Minimum of five (5) years of combined product development and/or commercialization experience
  • Experience in Body-in-White automotive assembly processes
  • Experience in adhesive bonding technologies
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to influence at all levels
  • Team player with demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation)
  • Ability to motivate, develop and coach laboratory personnel
  • Strong customer focus approach (i.e. Customer Insight, Customer Inspired Innovation and/or Front End Innovation experience)

Location: Maplewood, MN
Travel: May include up to 15% domestic/international
Relocation: Is authorized

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