Human Resources Business Associate – Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Number: 10781
Location(s): Cedar Rapids, IA

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

Human Resources at General Mills is well-established as a strategic business partner. We enable our company to win and our employees to maximize their full potential by building competitively superior talent, agile organizations, world class capabilities and a distinctive and undeniable culture worldwide. The Human Resources Business Associate is responsible for leading the deployment of key HR initiatives and candidates should have considerable knowledge of Human Resource principles and practices, including but not limited to Talent Management, Compensation, Data Insights and Project Management. This position will be located at our Cedar Rapids, IA manufacturing plant which makes food people love in the Cereal, Snacks and Baking businesses and is located in western Iowa.

 

What will I do? 

  • Drive Business Results – through a focus on growing the business, paired with expertise in areas such as organizational design, talent management, and employee relations
  • Be a Thought Leader – by understanding industry best practices, embracing and leading change, challenging the status quo, and providing innovative solutions
  • Grow our Championship Culture – through talent development, process improvement, and high employee engagement by connecting with employees
  • Act as a Trusted Advisor – by coaching leaders at all levels of the organization with confidence and credibility 
  • Kick Off a Real Career, Right Now – from “Day One,” you are responsible for impactful and meaningful work 

Specific Accountabilities could include:

  • HR Business Partner for functional client groups
  • Project lead for change management initiatives
  • Partner with HR Manager and leadership in strategy development and execution
  • Led initiatives around annual process management (e.g. performance management cycle), workforce planning, diversity & inclusion, etc. 
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Industrial Labor Relations, or related field
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience required
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills with a focus on attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong customer service focus
  • Strong technical skills with proficiency in Microsoft based applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access), Visio, and SharePoint; with a willingness to learn and master other software programs as needed
  • Ability to drive results in a highly ambiguous and constantly changing environment
  • Strong analytical, quantitative and critical thinking skills – ability to prepare and analyze HR reports, translate data into recommendations and take appropriate action to achieve desired business results
  • Ability to lead and manage projects independently
  • Previous manufacturing experience is preferred

Overview & Responsibilities

Human Resources at General Mills is well-established as a strategic business partner. We enable our company to win and our employees to maximize their full potential by building competitively superior talent, agile organizations, world class capabilities and a distinctive and undeniable culture worldwide. The Human Resources Business Associate is responsible for leading the deployment of key HR initiatives and candidates should have considerable knowledge of Human Resource principles and practices, including but not limited to Talent Management, Compensation, Data Insights and Project Management. This position will be located at our Cedar Rapids, IA manufacturing plant which makes food people love in the Cereal, Snacks and Baking businesses and is located in western Iowa.

 

What will I do? 

  • Drive Business Results – through a focus on growing the business, paired with expertise in areas such as organizational design, talent management, and employee relations
  • Be a Thought Leader – by understanding industry best practices, embracing and leading change, challenging the status quo, and providing innovative solutions
  • Grow our Championship Culture – through talent development, process improvement, and high employee engagement by connecting with employees
  • Act as a Trusted Advisor – by coaching leaders at all levels of the organization with confidence and credibility 
  • Kick Off a Real Career, Right Now – from “Day One,” you are responsible for impactful and meaningful work 

Specific Accountabilities could include:

  • HR Business Partner for functional client groups
  • Project lead for change management initiatives
  • Partner with HR Manager and leadership in strategy development and execution
  • Led initiatives around annual process management (e.g. performance management cycle), workforce planning, diversity & inclusion, etc. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Industrial Labor Relations, or related field
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience required
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills with a focus on attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong customer service focus
  • Strong technical skills with proficiency in Microsoft based applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access), Visio, and SharePoint; with a willingness to learn and master other software programs as needed
  • Ability to drive results in a highly ambiguous and constantly changing environment
  • Strong analytical, quantitative and critical thinking skills – ability to prepare and analyze HR reports, translate data into recommendations and take appropriate action to achieve desired business results
  • Ability to lead and manage projects independently
  • Previous manufacturing experience is preferred

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