Associate R&D Manager

Job Number: 11017
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 Associate R&D Manager role leads both our Convenience & Foodservice (C&F) Holistic Margin Management (HMM) team and is the Innovation, Technology & Quality (ITQ) business connection for North America Retail (NAR) Frozen Breakfast.  In the C&F HMM role you will serve as manager for a team of scientists and engineers delivering HMM projects and building a pipeline for our delicious frozen baked goods including cinnamon rolls, muffins, biscuits and scones.  Not only are the products delicious, but there are many HMM opportunities we are just beginning to uncover and add to our pipeline.  In the NAR Frozen Breakfast part of the role you will lead innovation, renovation, HMM and be the business connection for Pillsbury Toaster Strudel and Toaster Scrambles.    

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead C&F HMM for frozen baked goods
  • Lead Innovation, Renovation and HMM for Frozen Breakfast
  • Manage a team of seven
    • Serve as technical lead and coach
    • Provide work direction and assignments to deliver results and develop team members
  • Strong partner with sales, operations and marketing
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Engineering or related field
    • Prefer MS in Food Science
  • 7 years product development or related experience; 10+ years preferred
    • Baking experience a plus
    • Previous Manager of People experience a plus
    • Previous experience with foodservice customers a plus
  • Desire to grow and care for your direct reports and develop your Manager of People skills
  • High bias for action and ability to advance projects with speed and accuracy
  • High degree of autonomy with willingness to collaborate
  • Strong listener and collaborator
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and fast changing priorities

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Overview & Responsibilities

The Associate R&D Manager role leads both our Convenience & Foodservice (C&F) Holistic Margin Management (HMM) team and is the Innovation, Technology & Quality (ITQ) business connection for North America Retail (NAR) Frozen Breakfast.  In the C&F HMM role you will serve as manager for a team of scientists and engineers delivering HMM projects and building a pipeline for our delicious frozen baked goods including cinnamon rolls, muffins, biscuits and scones.  Not only are the products delicious, but there are many HMM opportunities we are just beginning to uncover and add to our pipeline.  In the NAR Frozen Breakfast part of the role you will lead innovation, renovation, HMM and be the business connection for Pillsbury Toaster Strudel and Toaster Scrambles.    

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead C&F HMM for frozen baked goods
  • Lead Innovation, Renovation and HMM for Frozen Breakfast
  • Manage a team of seven
    • Serve as technical lead and coach
    • Provide work direction and assignments to deliver results and develop team members
  • Strong partner with sales, operations and marketing

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Engineering or related field
    • Prefer MS in Food Science
  • 7 years product development or related experience; 10+ years preferred
    • Baking experience a plus
    • Previous Manager of People experience a plus
    • Previous experience with foodservice customers a plus
  • Desire to grow and care for your direct reports and develop your Manager of People skills
  • High bias for action and ability to advance projects with speed and accuracy
  • High degree of autonomy with willingness to collaborate
  • Strong listener and collaborator
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and fast changing priorities

#cb 

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