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3M Human Resources Supervisor in Wausau, Wisconsin

Job Description:

Human Resources Supervisor

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 96,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

“At 3M, thanks to our culture where people feel like they belong, can grow and are appreciated, we are more than the sum of our parts. Our different perspectives and experiences help us solve some of the world’s toughest challenges together.” – Zoe Dickson, executive vice president and chief Human Resources officer at 3M

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 Human Resources Supervisor, 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:

  • Must be able to build rapport with all levels of the organization and establish trust and credibility with the plant population.

  • Must be able to exercise influence and guidance to plant leadership team, direct reports as well as to employees throughout the organization. This position also requires skills in problem solving, performance management, forecasting, short and long range planning as well as conflict resolution.

  • Human Capital Planning (HCP): Partner with the division and functional leaders and HR business partners in the development and implementation of key HCP initiatives at the division and business group level, including succession management and talent career mapping/advancement.

  • Performance Management: Lead the facilitation of high-level management team reviews (MTRs). Counsel and coach plant operating committee members in performance management processes.

  • Active, lead role in planning and participation in contract negotiations, grievances, monthly meetings with union committees and other day to day items to cultivate and maintain good employee relations in a union plant.

Your Skills and Expertise

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Five (5) years of human resources experience

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

  • Experience in a union environment

  • Master’s degree in a human resources field or MBA (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited university

  • SPHR or PHR certification and/or other progressive continuing education in an HR field is valued

  • Experience in manufacturing HR practices

  • Comprehensive knowledge of 3M’s global strategy, business areas, structure and organization, as well as of the external market

  • The successful candidate will have a proven track record of delivering strong results, possess strong business acumen and be able to work in a challenging, fast-paced environment

Travel: May include up to 10%

Relocation Assistance: May be authorized

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

Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at or on Twitter @3M.

Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties.

Our approach to flexibility is called Work Your Way, which puts employees first and drives well-being in ways that enable 3M’s business and performance goals. You have flexibility in where and when work gets done. It all depends on where and when you can do your best work.

Pay & Benefits Overview:

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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