At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $33 billion in sales, our 93,000 employees connect with customers all around the world.
We love applying our science to creating products that, in big ways and small, make things better in some way. Helping people to be safe. Making them more productive. Protecting their health. Safeguarding the environment. And we have an insatiable appetite for meeting the world’s ever-changing challenges.
3M employs 2,750 people in the UK across 17 locations, including nine manufacturing sites. Products manufactured here include coated abrasives, personal safety equipment, adhesive tapes, industrial microbiology products and drug delivery systems.
3M is seeking Graduate Supply Chain Engineers to join our Optimised Operations team based across the UK.
Location – We have opportunities across our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Aycliffe and Loughborough.
Graduate Programme – Successful candidates will have a fantastic opportunity to take part in the 24- month development programme including completing rotations across a number of departments.
Salary - £31,262 starting salary plus excellent benefits package.
Key Benefits Include:
The Optimised Operations (O2) Supply Chain Engineer’s role is to successfully lead and implement multiple improvement projects within the 3M manufacturing and supply chain environment.
Our widely spread and innovative product technology base provides interesting and varied manufacturing challenges that stimulate our world-renowned culture of innovation and creativity.
3M has achieved regional & global recognition for its achievements in manufacturing efficiency, service & environmental awareness as well as its ability to develop & scale-up new products utilising new technologies.
The role of a Supply Chain Engineer at 3M will offer an incredible level of variety and our Graduate Engineers are expected to develop and implement practical, effective improvements to the day to day challenges faced. Working as part of a highly focused and driven team the roles and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
To be effective in this role, you’ll become knowledgeable about our developing systems and learn to work with people at all levels of the organisation - from the machine operators to the senior managers. You’ll be trained in Lean Six Sigma methods training in practical manufacturing skills and tools and will use these to help analyse and improve the processes across the site.
During the first two years on assignment you will have the chance to develop your skills and experience in an industry that is making radical changes to the way products are manufactured. You will take part in the Emerging Talent Training programme as well as having access to over 20 days of specific personal development training alongside graduates from other disciplines within the organisation.
The training programme includes learning about Six Sigma and Lean techniques, Finance and statistics. Training sessions are built around the required competencies and the projects are also structured to involve the use of different competencies.
3M prides itself on the diverse career opportunities available across the business including, either in the UK or across our global reach.
Our success depends on the energy of our employees and the high quality of their leadership. Most of all it depends on their continuous improvement.
From sales to manufacturing to marketing to engineering, if you're committed to expanding your knowledge and gaining leading-edge skills, this is the place to do it. Professional development at 3M includes excellent training, continuing educational support, mentorship from smart, experienced people and more.
You'll find a strong promote-from-within culture here; it's an important aspect of our emphasis on learning and professional growth. You may also move between business units or even, potentially, to different locations around the world. That's one of the many advantages of our diverse business model and global reach.
At 3M, diversity & inclusion are essential to innovation. We seek and value differences in people!
As an equal opportunity employer, 3M will not discriminate against any applicant.