Monday, February 17, 2014

Brand Design Manager—Consumer Business Group Read

3M is seeking a Brand Design Manager for their Consumer Business Group. Be part of what's next! The person hired for this position will create visually inspiring, thought-provoking content for our world-class brands.
  • Creates strategic and project-level design content for design and business leadership teams. 
  • Provide advice on strategic design processes and continuous improvement initiatives. 
  • Typically handles multiple projects of differing scope and complexity within one or more business units. 
  • Identifies and promotes self-initiated brand/packaging design programs: demonstrating the ability to articulate business strategies and impact and translates to compelling design solutions. 
  • Acts as a senior individual contributor as appropriate to the design process. 
Key duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: 
  • Delivers design content as an individual contributor in support of project/business goals
  • Develops content for major design projects of complex scope in support of functional marketing/business plans, organizational plans and 3M's reputation and brand strategy 
  • Identifies, plans, recommends, develops content and completes major branding/design programs leading to innovative applications having significant impact on the business 
  • Leads cross-functional teams through an inspiring design journey 
  • Creates commercial advantage through activities in one or more of the following areas: (a) applying new technology in innovative branding / packaging concepts, demonstrating feasibility; (b) taking initiative to develop new, thought provoking concepts; (c) providing significant support to the supporting business to expand opportunities and reduce risks; (d) synthesize opportunities and technical solutions to create a commercial advantage 
  • May stimulate or develop major innovations in partnership with the business 
  • Provides design training, instruction and/or mentoring and coaching to others in the 3M Design as well as other functional personnel on design related issues and competencies. May be assigned leadership responsibilities for tasks and/or people on an organizational basis.
  • Maintains a very high level of brand design-related knowledge, including current trends, design theories, methods, processes and/or issues. May have specifically defined area of expertise. Develops and ensures knowledge and expertise are understood, communicated, and available for use by the 3M Design personnel
  • Continues professional development by handling project and process assignments that require developing more detailed understanding of design processes, industry best practices, and related information
  • Performs all duties in support of 3M Design expectations and responsibilities as well as any agreed upon business unit expectations 
When applying, candidates are strongly encouraged to attach a non-confidential portfolio of past work that may align with the key duties and responsibilities of this position.

Basic/Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree 
  • Minimum seven (7) years combined work experience in graphic design, brand design, packaging design or another design field. 
  • Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree in design strategy, brand management, graphic design, design research or related design-centric field. 
About 3M: 3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs about 88,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries.

For a complete description, and to apply for consideration, go to 3M's Careers website. Click "Search & Apply" and input "1400279." Then click "Search for Jobs."

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