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General Mills Inc Packaging Engineer in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Job Description General Mills is seeking a Packaging Engineer to provide technical leadership and knowledge for our businesses. The Packaging Engineer will be a part of a fully integrated cross-functional team, working closely with R&D Platforms, Sourcing, Quality, Engineering, Marketing and Operations. The team is responsible for identifying top opportunities for Innovation, Rennovation or Holistic Margin Management (HMM) and advancing those priorities. The role is very focused on successfully delivering against key development projects, generating a pipeline of new ideas, and supporting key system needs at our production facilities while maintaining high quality standards for our materials. By applying to this opportunity you can be considered for multiple opportunities that General Mills has currently open as this is a pipeline requisition. Please know that this requisition is not specific to one specific role, but rather multiple roles with similar responsibilties, skills and qualifications across the business. RESPONSIBILITIES Build strong relationships with key business and platform partners in order to support new product launches and other key initiatives. Pro-actively lead collaboration with cross-functional partners to develop margin improvement and technical innovation opportunities. Conduct and/or manage supplier experiments, trials, and analyses to validate and advance technical packaging opportunities. Build internal and external networks, relationships, and understanding of internal and external customer needs to effectively influence and gain support for initiatives. Effectively partner with supplier resources against key initiatives, showing a bias for results. Provide effective communication and documentation of work including technical plans, experimental reports, financial analysis, and management updates. Build and leverage depth of technical material knowledge to drive innovation and margin improvements. Collaborate and influence both internally and externally MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's Degree in Packaging, Chemical Engineering, or related field 0-2 years of relevant experience in packaging development or other relevant experiences Ability to manage multiple projects independently Ability to navigate a highly matrixed organization Ability to challenge assumptions Strong acumen in business processes - e.g. gPLM Travel (up to 20%) PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Packaging development experience Experience working with manufacturing locations Strong leadership and strategic thinking COMPANY OVERVIEW General Mills is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply to any General Mills employment opportunities.