R&D Dairy Technologist – Yogurt Innovation

Job Number: 14157
Location(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.

Job Details

Overview & Responsibilities

The One Global Dairy (OGD) team is seeking an Innovation, Technology, and Quality (ITQ) Technologist to be part of the Dairy applications team supporting our Yogurt Innovation Business.  This role will require strong technical skills, critical problem-solving skill, and the ability to collaborate with a multilocation team in the US and globally.  You will build partnerships with a passionate, highly engaged cross-functional teams, and travel to vendor and manufacturing locations as needed.The right innovation candidate will have a creative possibility thinking mindset, have a desire to be engaged in consumer interactions and Consumer First Design activities, and have flexibility with learning as we seek to solve real consumer problem pain points with amazing market solutions.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Lead with Safety, to foster and maintain a culture that values and ensures Employee & Consumer Safety
  • Design, coordinate and execute experiments from bench top to full scale manufacturing, including consumer testing; analyze experimental data and extract learning (i.e. shelf life analysis)
  • Build and leverage internal and external network (i.e. manufacturing facilities, suppliers) to support and execute work (lead and own portions of work or projects)
  • Participate in early Consumer Design and feasibility activities across innovation, renovation, and holistic margin management (HMM)
  • Lead team specific projects to drive process improvements/efficiencies
  • Development, procurement, management and shipment of ingredients, including contacting suppliers and sourcing
  • Lead/support new/renovated product start up in manufacturing environments
  • Manage sample analysis for shelf life, sensory, retention, and analytical testing
  • Support consumer learning and interactions
Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma
  • 5-7 years of related experience OR a 2-year degree
  • Experience working in teams to deliver results
  • Basic computer/technology skills (Office Suite, other computer programs)
  • Self-starter (ability to work autonomously); holds a high regard for quality of work
  • Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving Skills
  • Ability to translate technical expertise to business impact
  • Comfortable in processing (pilot plant or plant) environment
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Basic understanding of food safety and human safety
  • Desire to learn new concepts quickly and apply in productive ways
  • Maturity to navigate through fast-paced situations
  • Ability to assess and solve technical/mechanical problems
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple competing priorities
  • Continuous improvement/innovation mindset
  • Ability to work across all levels, and build trusted partnerships to advance work
  • Comfort engaging with consumers in store, in a screen and interviewing against ideas and concepts

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Dairy Experience preferred

Overview & Responsibilities

The One Global Dairy (OGD) team is seeking an Innovation, Technology, and Quality (ITQ) Technologist to be part of the Dairy applications team supporting our Yogurt Innovation Business.  This role will require strong technical skills, critical problem-solving skill, and the ability to collaborate with a multilocation team in the US and globally.  You will build partnerships with a passionate, highly engaged cross-functional teams, and travel to vendor and manufacturing locations as needed.The right innovation candidate will have a creative possibility thinking mindset, have a desire to be engaged in consumer interactions and Consumer First Design activities, and have flexibility with learning as we seek to solve real consumer problem pain points with amazing market solutions.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Lead with Safety, to foster and maintain a culture that values and ensures Employee & Consumer Safety
  • Design, coordinate and execute experiments from bench top to full scale manufacturing, including consumer testing; analyze experimental data and extract learning (i.e. shelf life analysis)
  • Build and leverage internal and external network (i.e. manufacturing facilities, suppliers) to support and execute work (lead and own portions of work or projects)
  • Participate in early Consumer Design and feasibility activities across innovation, renovation, and holistic margin management (HMM)
  • Lead team specific projects to drive process improvements/efficiencies
  • Development, procurement, management and shipment of ingredients, including contacting suppliers and sourcing
  • Lead/support new/renovated product start up in manufacturing environments
  • Manage sample analysis for shelf life, sensory, retention, and analytical testing
  • Support consumer learning and interactions

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma
  • 5-7 years of related experience OR a 2-year degree
  • Experience working in teams to deliver results
  • Basic computer/technology skills (Office Suite, other computer programs)
  • Self-starter (ability to work autonomously); holds a high regard for quality of work
  • Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving Skills
  • Ability to translate technical expertise to business impact
  • Comfortable in processing (pilot plant or plant) environment
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Basic understanding of food safety and human safety
  • Desire to learn new concepts quickly and apply in productive ways
  • Maturity to navigate through fast-paced situations
  • Ability to assess and solve technical/mechanical problems
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple competing priorities
  • Continuous improvement/innovation mindset
  • Ability to work across all levels, and build trusted partnerships to advance work
  • Comfort engaging with consumers in store, in a screen and interviewing against ideas and concepts

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Dairy Experience preferred

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