GA International Trade Manager


Washington, DC, USA

Full time

Trade Compliance

Nov 5

Full Job Description

Job Description:

GA International Trade Manager

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 other curious, creative 3Mers

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military experience to a 3M career.

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

The role is responsible for representing 3M’s positions before domestic and international trade institutions, the international diplomatic community, multilateral and bilateral institutions, and other international audiences to advance 3M’s commercial diplomacy goals of advocating for policies and fostering political relationships that will enable business success.

The position further requires collaboration with 3M’s global government affairs team, the company’s regulatory, legal, and compliance teams, and business and operations executives to help develop and advocate for the company’s positions on U.S., and international public policy issues, as well as monitoring and reporting on all international and foreign affairs issues impacting the company.

The position also requires close, cross functional work to coordinate international and US federal messaging, lobbying, and outreach.

As a GA International Trade Manager, 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:

  • Representing the company before, interacting with, and lobbying the United States Congress, Office of the United States Trade Representative, Department of State, the White House, Health and Human Services, United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Department of Commerce and other relevant agencies in coordination with 3M’s Federal Government Affairs team as it relates to foreign affairs matters.
  • Participating in and representing the company’s positions, or staff company executives where appropriate, on international trade advisory committees and other relevant international bodies such as the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations and related organizations, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the World Trade Organization, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and regional development banks and economic development institutions.
  • Assisting in developing language for market access, intellectual property, and other relevant chapters related to trade agreements.
  • Drafting testimony, responses, comments and other research for submissions to international and national government bodies related to international trade, customs and public policy matters.
  • Monitoring and analyzing international trade and customs issues relating to the company’s operations.
  • Championing commercial diplomacy by identifying and mapping key influencers, maintaining and fostering relationships with foreign embassies, business council and trade association delegations, and foreign government officials.
  • Attending and assisting in coordinating meetings of - as well as monitor activities and report on - the international, commercial diplomacy, and bilateral business councils to which the company is a member.
  • Coordinating, managing or supporting the company’s participation in international affairs, trade and other foreign affairs policy related committees at trade associations as well as ad hoc coalitions and associated task forces.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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
  • Six (6) combined years of experience as a government relations liaison with a major multinational company or industry trade association, a legislative aide in the U.S. Congress, and/or as a public servant in a relevant government department or agency, or in a related position in a private, public, government or military environment

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

  • Master’s degree in International Affairs or similar degree
  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school
  • Background and familiarity with international trade, economics or national security policy matters
  • The ability to quickly grasp and address a variety of legislative and regulatory issues facing 3M, its industry, and customers’ industries and how they impact company
  • The ability to build and maintain strong bipartisan relationships
  • A global perspective and the ability to understand the implications of policy proposals on the global marketplace
  • Strong communications and presentation skills, leadership capabilities, individual initiative and creativity skills, ability to work in a collaborative environment, and exercising good judgement

Travel: May include up to 30% domestic/international

Relocation: May be authorized

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

Work location:

  • Washington, DC

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.

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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: 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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