Internal Start-up Associate | Accelerator (g-works)

Numéro d’emploi: 13590
Emplacement(s): Minneapolis, MN

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.

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Aperçu et Responsabilités

The g-works Associate is a part of the g-works organization, which is an internal start up accelerator that discovers and builds new business in high growth spaces. G-works employees work in ways that are not “business as usual,” challenging themselves and each other, using entrepreneurial skills and an experimental mindset to get to the commercial truth about disruptive market opportunities. This will be a test and learn environment, with rapid experimentation to validate or invalidate assumptions.

g-works Associates lead project management tasks and assist with tracking, managing, and executing new products/business strategies created by Co-founder teams. They work closely with the Entrepreneur In Residence to enable Co-Founders to create, build, and launch new products/businesses that accelerate our enterprise growth initiatives. Seeking someone who is highly collaborative and passionate about role modeling an entrepreneurial mindset and approach.

 

 KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Lead executional project management tasks (timeline, key experimentation dates, product market fit and commercialization dates, team meetings)
  • Execute elements of brand building, innovation, sales materials and/or business model ideas as assigned by Co-Founders
  • Own budget management and tracking (burn rate, tracking learning, development costs, test/experimentation costs)
  • Partners with the Entrepreneur In Residence to manage the Co-Founder’s goals in each phase of validate and build. This could include preparing materials, scheduling trainings, etc.
  • Navigates the g-works organization, Experimentation Lab, and external partners to secure people and their time to advance co-founders’ timelines
  • Manage logistics of experiments (compliance of test project deadlines and test protocols, track and report monthly product status, etc.)
  • Ensure full team has performance data/summaries, gleans implications from data and reports
  • Ensure proper documentation and filing of all test, data, and reports in Sharepoint, Slack, and trackers
  • Actively participate in team meetings (daily stands up, weekly working sessions, research debriefs, pivot sessions, etc.)
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2+ years of experience post-undergrad
  • Highly motivated and action-oriented with strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Project management

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to influence others without formal authority
  • Highly adaptable to new methods and ways of working, highly collaborative putting team results over personal gain
  • Ability to challenge the status quo and drive innovation, high comfort operating in ambiguous and unregimented environments
  • Understand how to apply brand strategy to execution

Aperçu et Responsabilités

The g-works Associate is a part of the g-works organization, which is an internal start up accelerator that discovers and builds new business in high growth spaces. G-works employees work in ways that are not “business as usual,” challenging themselves and each other, using entrepreneurial skills and an experimental mindset to get to the commercial truth about disruptive market opportunities. This will be a test and learn environment, with rapid experimentation to validate or invalidate assumptions.

g-works Associates lead project management tasks and assist with tracking, managing, and executing new products/business strategies created by Co-founder teams. They work closely with the Entrepreneur In Residence to enable Co-Founders to create, build, and launch new products/businesses that accelerate our enterprise growth initiatives. Seeking someone who is highly collaborative and passionate about role modeling an entrepreneurial mindset and approach.

 

 KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Lead executional project management tasks (timeline, key experimentation dates, product market fit and commercialization dates, team meetings)
  • Execute elements of brand building, innovation, sales materials and/or business model ideas as assigned by Co-Founders
  • Own budget management and tracking (burn rate, tracking learning, development costs, test/experimentation costs)
  • Partners with the Entrepreneur In Residence to manage the Co-Founder’s goals in each phase of validate and build. This could include preparing materials, scheduling trainings, etc.
  • Navigates the g-works organization, Experimentation Lab, and external partners to secure people and their time to advance co-founders’ timelines
  • Manage logistics of experiments (compliance of test project deadlines and test protocols, track and report monthly product status, etc.)
  • Ensure full team has performance data/summaries, gleans implications from data and reports
  • Ensure proper documentation and filing of all test, data, and reports in Sharepoint, Slack, and trackers
  • Actively participate in team meetings (daily stands up, weekly working sessions, research debriefs, pivot sessions, etc.)

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2+ years of experience post-undergrad
  • Highly motivated and action-oriented with strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Project management

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to influence others without formal authority
  • Highly adaptable to new methods and ways of working, highly collaborative putting team results over personal gain
  • Ability to challenge the status quo and drive innovation, high comfort operating in ambiguous and unregimented environments
  • Understand how to apply brand strategy to execution

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