- Communication Skills
General Mills is reshaping the future of food. We believe food makes us better. It nourishes our bodies, brings us joy and connects us to each other. As one of the world's leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Annie's Homegrown, Old El Paso, Epic Provisions, Blue Buffalo and more. Are you passionate about the future of food? You've come to the right table. We want the very best talent to help lead something big.
General Mills is seeking a Packaging Engineer to provide technical leadership and knowledge for our businesses. The Packaging Engineer will be a part of a fully integrated cross-functional team, working closely with R&D Platforms, Sourcing, Quality, Engineering, Marketing and Operations. The team is responsible for identifying top opportunities for Holistic Margin Management (HMM) and innovation and advancing those priorities. The role is very focused on successfully delivering against key development projects, generating a pipeline of new ideas, and supporting key system needs at our production facilities while maintaining high quality standards for our materials.
Build strong relationships with key business and platform partners in order to support new product launches and other key initiatives.
Pro-actively lead collaboration with cross-functional partners to develop margin improvement and technical innovation opportunities.
Conduct and/or manage supplier experiments, trials, and analyses to validate and advance technical packaging opportunities.
Build internal and external networks, relationships, and understanding of internal and external customer needs to effectively influence and gain support for initiatives.
Effectively partner with supplier resources against key initiatives, showing a bias for results.
Provide effective communication and documentation of work including technical plans, experimental reports, financial analysis, and management updates.
Build and leverage depth of technical material knowledge to drive innovation and margin improvements.
Collaborate and influence both internally and externally
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering - Chemical, Engineering - Mechanical, or Engineering – Packaging
Ability to lead multiple projects in a cross-functional environment while delivering significant results
Solid verbal and written communication skills
Desire to challenge the status quo in order to discover new approaches
Ability to effectively communicate and influence with technical as well as non-technical counterparts is a key requirement
1+ years of related experience
Technical packaging material knowledge and/or strong desire to expand deep material knowledge
Ability to apply engineering principles and statistics to solve problems and make data-based decisions
This is a position for which applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. For this position, General Mills will not sponsor applicants for a U.S. work visa.