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3M Dental Practice Specialist - ND/SD/Western MN in Pierre, South Dakota

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3M Dental Practice Specialist; ND/SD/MN

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 93,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

“I’ve seen firsthand how 3M is a place where curious, creative and collaborative people thrive and build a rewarding career. As a leader in this company, my goal is to ensure each 3Mer sees and feels the positive impact they’re making around the world, and that they know they’re valued.” – Kristen Ludgate, senior vice president of Human Resources 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 3M Dental Practice Specialist, 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:

  • Meeting and exceeding sales target while managing administrative responsibilities and CRM requirements.

  • Negotiating and closing sales opportunities by presenting 1:1 or to small groups using persuasive verbal and written communication skills.

  • Responding rapidly to customer requests and interacting with a professional demeanor to established strong business relationships within the territory.

  • Independently solving problems with a positive attitude in a competitive environment.

  • Collaborating and sharing knowledge with 3M teammates and internal cross functional teams.

Company Vehicle

This position requires driving a company vehicle, which will require pre-employment and ongoing review of motor vehicle history for candidates who are offered and hired for this position.

Your Skills and Expertise To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M is looking for candidates who must have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution AND Three (3) years of Field Sales experience OR Associates / Two-year degree AND Five (5) years experience in the Dental industry; in a private, public, government or military environment.

  • Current and valid driver’s license is required, as you will be issued a company fleet vehicle for this role.

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

  • Proven ability to meet or exceed annual sales forecast and increase market share within an assigned territory.

  • Knowledge and understanding of professional selling process and skills.

  • Advanced Territory Management skills including analytics, strategic planning, prioritization, and tactical execution utilizing all available resources to maximize results.

  • Experience using Customer Relations Management (CRM) software (i.e. Siebel, Oracle,, SAP CRM)

  • Ability to negotiate and close sales opportunities by presenting 1:1 or to small groups using persuasive verbal and written communication skills

Location: Candidate should reside within the assigned territory

Travel: Territory Includes: North Dakota, South Dakota and portions of western Minnesota

May include up to 50% domestic travel.

Relocation Assistance: Is not 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.

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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