(FILLED!!) Avaya / UC Technical Specialist

General Mills is seeking an Avaya / Unified Communications Technical Specialist to support and design Avaya Servers, Gateways, and applications.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

In this role you will:

• Maintain and support disparate systems globally
• Be involved in global deployment of Avaya PBX systems.
• Assist with troubleshooting Unified Communications related issues
• Lead efforts to implement technical solutions
• Oversee performance monitoring
• Design, implement, and support hardware and software solutions to support General Mills unified communications strategy.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• 3 + years of experience designing, implementing, and supporting Avaya servers and gateways.
• Experience or exposure to Avaya technologies, including AIM Server, Avaya SES, Avaya UC Bundle (One-X Portal), and ACE.
• Experience with Avaya internal support process (PLDS, Avaya support site)
• Networking telecommunications
• Technical architecture and design

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Media Gateway (Dialogic / Audiocodes) experience
• Session Manager experience a plus
• Prefer knowledge of H.323, SIP and IP telephony
• Experience with Avaya Aura
• Experience automating processes and easing day-to-day administration through the use of scripting
• Working knowledge of Active Directory
• Microsoft Server experience

REQUIRED JOB COMPETENCIES

• High initiative and results oriented
• Self motivator and strong problem solver
• Excellent verbal and written skills
• Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in a dynamic environment
• Self management
• Strong project and management skills

Our Brands. Your Legacy.
Great brands start with the people that make them great. One of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills operates in over 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Progresso, Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2010 global net sales of US$16 billion, including the company’s US$1.2 billion proportionate share of joint venture net sales.

We seek out the best of the best and give them development, support and the chance to lead something big. If you’re ready to fulfill your potential, consider sharing your talents with the outstanding people of General Mills. You will work with legendary brands, nourish people around the world, and start building your own legacy.

Interested?  Send your resume to erica.steffenson@genmills.com!

Global Vice President, Health & Nutrition

Are you a recognized authority in health and nutrition?  General Mills is seeking an Executive Leader for the GMI Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition to advance a proactive health, nutrition & regulatory vision and agenda for General Mills.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

• Partner with GMI businesses / brands to drive health innovation and grow market share
• Direct nutrition research and nutrition regulatory affairs
• Manage organization and people development for the Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition
• Oversee internal & external health and nutrition scientific collaborations across GMI Businesses
• Develop and maintain NGO, government, agency and trade association relationships
• Maintain awareness of changes in global food industry regulations affecting General Mills
• Monitor external activities likely to impact GMI; interpret and advise the business
• Assist business divisions with creative solutions to regulatory issues
• Influence the formation of regulation in key global markets, i.e., US, Europe & Asia
• Spearhead GMI Health, Nutrition and Regulatory communications
• Build influencer and 3rd party relationships
• Develop global health professional strategy
• Support GMI businesses in building health professional communications
• Lead communication of GMI scientific research results
• Support GMI health and nutrition public relations/media/agency interactions
• Provide support to GMI Corporate Child Advertising Review Board
• Design and provide internal nutrition & health training
• Assist Corporation and Divisions on Nutrition & Regulatory Issues Management
• Serve as GMI health & nutrition spokesperson
• Provide internal health & nutrition consultancy to senior GMI leadership
• In collaboration with Corporate Communications, prepare and review key messages, position statements, Q&As, press and media responses
• Appropriately safeguard the reputation of the business and ensure that all nutrition & regulatory compliance inquiries and complaints are responded to in a timely manner
• Proactively recommend and initiate health improvement and measurement programs on GMI product portfolio
• Evaluate and interpret corporate marketing communications for appropriate nutritional messaging and compliance with existing and pending regulatory requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

• PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nutrition, Food Science, Medicine or closely related field
• 10+ years’ relevant experience, preferably within the food industry
• Recognized internally & externally as an authority in health, nutrition and regulatory affairs

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Registered and/or Licensed Dietitian with academic leadership experience preferred

REQUIRED JOB COMPETENCIES

• Ability to integrate into and influence different levels of the organization
• Strong self-management and influencing capabilities
• Flexibility, enthusiasm, candor, and credibility
• Ability to travel frequently

Interested candidates, please send a current resume/CV to erica.steffenson@genmills.com