Packaging Technician/Technologist

Job Number: 11462
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

General Mills is looking for a Packaging Technician/Technologist to provide Packaging Research & Development (R&D) leadership and technical support. This position will be responsible to independently lead and execute packaging projects or portions of projects.  The Technician/Technologist will be part of a fast paced, integrated, cross-functional team which includes Marketing, Sales, Sourcing, Product Development, Quality, Operations, External Supply Chain, Consumer Insights, Brand Design, and Finance. 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Lead premium and promotions process
  • Perform, gather, and interpret test data in support of key Holistic Margin Management (HMM) efforts, new package development, or material qualification
  • Manage and retain packaging standards 
  • Lead or support plant trials and Pilot Plant production activities
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to test and execute projects
  • Collaborate internally and externally, and leverage supplier resources against key initiatives
  • Bring packaging ideas and on shelf presence to life by creating mock-ups
Qualifications
  • 2-Year Degree OR High School Degree with 3-5 years of directly relatable experience
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse cross-functional team and with external resources including suppliers and external supply chain partners 
  • Working knowledge of packaging materials, systems, and testing 
  • Computer proficiency, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint 
  • Experience with PLM, TOPS, ECLIPS 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities 
  • Ability to experiment and make data-based recommendations 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Mechanical and problem-solving skills

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Overview & Responsibilities

General Mills is looking for a Packaging Technician/Technologist to provide Packaging Research & Development (R&D) leadership and technical support. This position will be responsible to independently lead and execute packaging projects or portions of projects.  The Technician/Technologist will be part of a fast paced, integrated, cross-functional team which includes Marketing, Sales, Sourcing, Product Development, Quality, Operations, External Supply Chain, Consumer Insights, Brand Design, and Finance. 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Lead premium and promotions process
  • Perform, gather, and interpret test data in support of key Holistic Margin Management (HMM) efforts, new package development, or material qualification
  • Manage and retain packaging standards 
  • Lead or support plant trials and Pilot Plant production activities
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to test and execute projects
  • Collaborate internally and externally, and leverage supplier resources against key initiatives
  • Bring packaging ideas and on shelf presence to life by creating mock-ups

Qualifications

  • 2-Year Degree OR High School Degree with 3-5 years of directly relatable experience
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse cross-functional team and with external resources including suppliers and external supply chain partners 
  • Working knowledge of packaging materials, systems, and testing 
  • Computer proficiency, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint 
  • Experience with PLM, TOPS, ECLIPS 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities 
  • Ability to experiment and make data-based recommendations 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Mechanical and problem-solving skills

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