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Marketing Supervisor- Food Safety Job Maplewood, MN

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Date: Apr 22, 2013

Location: Maplewood, MN, US

Marketing Supervisor- Food Safety-1208030

Organization: Health Care Business Group
Primary Location: USA Region-United States-Minnesota-Maplewood
Job Type: Experienced


3M's Food Safety Department is a fast-growing dynamic business that designs, manufactures and sells products that help food processing companies ensure the safety and quality of their products. We are seeking a Marketing Supervisor for our global marketing organization responsible for supporting the Pathogen category, a dynamic and growing new business within the Food Safety Department. The position reports to the Category Marketing Manager and will be located in Maplewood, MN.

Key responsibilities for this position include:
- Supporting the Category Manager in developing portfolio strategy and marketing planning, including product line roadmaps, market segmentation and product positioning
- Assisting in defining and achieving global category revenue objectives
- Identifying and defining potential business growth opportunities including new products, product line enhancements/extensions, acquisitions/partnerships, sales channels or new markets
- Providing marketing leadership on new product programs, including defining product vision and prioritizing product and customer requirements.
- Working with technical R&D counterparts to translate market requirements into product design features
- Developing and executing global launch plans, including sales tools, marketing collateral, sales guides and training
- Providing marketing leadership in working with cross-functional counterparts to manage products through their life cycle
- Gathering industry information, including qualitative and quantitative market research, and interpreting it for trends and opportunities
- Interacting with regional sales & marketing organizations to understand local market situations and provide product support
- Creating global demand by developing marketing programs and campaigns for existing products lines and driving regional implementation
- Create and manage global price corridors to maintain expected gross margin goals for the business in balance with the growth goals
- Monitoring and analyzing competitive developments and products
- Supporting global demand forecasting by acting as liaison between supply chain and regional marketing counterparts to ensure stable supply of product

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status)

Basic/Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
- Minimum of three years marketing experience in product and/or brand management

Preferred Qualifications:
- MBA or Masters degree in Marketing
- Five or more years of product, brand management and/or marketing experience
- Two or more years of new product introduction experience, working in cross-functional new product development teams, writing and executing launch plans
- One or more years of qualitative and quantitative market research experience
- One or more years of project management experience
- Positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills and work ethic
- Experience working in the Food Processing industry or with microbiology-related products.

3M Food Safety Department, part of 3M Health Care Business (HCB) is the leading global manufacturer of innovative solutions that help the food industry optimize the quality and safety of their products to enable consumer protection. At every step, 3M provides products that help mitigate risk, improve operational efficiencies and impact the bottom line. The 3M Food Safety Department is an exciting growth business, with an excellent brand and quality reputation.

To learn more about 3M Food Safety, please visit:

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 $27 billion in sales, 3M employs about 80,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. For more information, visit or follow @3MNews on Twitter.

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3M is an EEO/AA employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis
Job Segments: Microbiology, Manager, Marketing, Safety, Food Safety, Science, Management, Service, Quality

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