Join our Growing Legal Team!

Every day at General Mills, you’ll work with the best professionals in the business.  If you’re interested in exploring a Legal career with General Mills, apply online, then let me know you did so I can watch for your resume!  erica.steffenson@genmills.com

Chief Patent Counsel:  http://jobs.generalmills.com/minneapolis/corporate-careers/chief-patent-counsel-jobs

(On Hold) Sr. Counsel – LASA

(FILLED!)  Sr. Counsel – Trademark

(FILLED!) Legal Counsel – Food Law (FDA / USDA)

(FILLED!) Legal Counsel – BOTG / Supply Chain

(FILLED!) Sr. Counsel – Patent

(FILLED!) Legal Counsel – USRO

What’s it really like to work at General Mills?

What’s it like to work at General Mills?

Take a peek at some of our videos on YouTube to find out, then if you like what you’ve seen, review our open positions. If you find a role that piques your interest and fits your skill set, apply online!

You can learn a little more about us by following our LinkedIn company page too!

3 *hot* IT openings: SAP Basis Lead Admin, Senior .NET/SharePoint Developer & Senior IS Security Analyst

I just wanted to call out a few great new opportunities with some of General Mills’ award-winning IS teams.

Greater than 95% of General Mills’ systems flow through SAP.  This high visibility role will help set the direction for SAP at GMI.  The Lead SAP Basis Administrator is a very senior individual who will be joining a global team in Minneapolis, London and Mumbai – this individual will be a team mentor, drive best practices, and influence other business areas.

The Senior SharePoint Developer is someone who is strong in .NET and has experience with custom menu options, SharePoint document IDs and platform stability.  General Mills is an advanced adopter of SharePoint, and the hiring manager and members of his team presented at #SPC11.

The Senior IS Security Analyst is a role for someone with strong white hat skills who has an understanding of black hat tactics.  This individual will identify security vilnerabilities and fixes, have a passion for new remote access technologies, and play a large part in supporting the global infrastructure.

If you apply online, please send me a note so I know to look for your resume.  I appreciate any and all networking help too!  erica.steffenson@genmills.com

General Mills is #3 on Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT

Read about it here http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9216935/Best_Places_to_Work_in_IT_2011

Did you know that General Mills often gets a first look at new technologies before other companies do?  There are also several instances where we are helping to drive the innovation of a vendor’s product line – this is such a great environment, and we have some really cool openings right now!  Take a peek here http://jobs.generalmills.com/careers/information-systems-jobs then let me know you’ve applied so I can keep an eye out for your resume!

erica.steffenson@genmills.com

Why should you work at General Mills?

General Mills is a great company to work for, but don’t just take OUR word for it.  Check out some of our recent accolades, then review our current opportunities and decide if one of them is right for the next step in YOUR career.  There is a reason why 23% of General Mills employees have remained with the company for more than two decades!

If you apply to one of our current openings, let me know so I can keep an eye out for your resume!  erica.steffenson@genmills.com

(FILLED!!) Microsoft Office Systems Engineer

The Microsoft Office Engineer is SUCH a cool job!  As a premier partner of Microsoft, General Mills often has early access to new offerings.  The person hired in this role will get to ‘play’ with new MS products then promote their use to internal partners.  This individual needs to have a passion for Microsoft products, be a great communicator, and have the ability to influence decisions.  An additional perk for this role:  once a year we’ll need you to travel to Microsoft to participate on their Business Division Advisory Council.

http://jobs.generalmills.com/minneapolis/information-systems/systems-engineer-microsoft-office-jobs

Send me a note if you decide to apply!  erica.steffenson@genmills.com

(FILLED!!) .NET Architect – Consumer Web – Sitecore

.NET Development is strong at General Mills:  We build highly scalable, public websites and applications.  Agile teams build well-architected OOP solutions with unit-tests,  perform load testing and quality assurance testing.   Our Architects and Team Leads work on applications from Web, to Windows, to Mobile, with in-depth knowledge of design and refactoring patterns, current tools,  and frameworks.  Partnering with several major technology leaders including Microsoft, we often implement new technologies faster, and with vendor support. 

General Mills is seeking a .NET Architect to be a Technical Lead for the Consumer Internet Applications team, partnering with iMarketing on our digital marketing initiatives. This role is responsible for technical architecture decisions for core websites to include BettyCrocker.com, Pillsbury.com, BoxTopsForEducation.com, and EatBetterAmerica.com. The tech lead provides direction and guidance to other .NET developers and works on the most complex parts of the application design and build process.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

In this role you will:

• Make architecture-level design decisions during various phases of a project
• Design solutions, such as common components or services, for use across the team
• Design, develop, test, and implement .NET web applications
• Research and devise strategies for various consumer website tools/platforms
• Provide technical guidance to project managers and marketing teams
• Provide development guidance and problem-solving assistance to .NET Developers
• Perform optimization and design/security code reviews

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor’s degree in CIS (Computer Information Systems), Computer Science, MIS (Management Information Systems) or similar with 5+ years’ applicable experience
• Competency in the following technologies and platforms:
— Microsoft C# / VB / ASP.NET 3.5
— In-depth knowledge of .NET framework and libraries for .NET 3.5
— Experience creating web solutions using Sitecore 6.2 or higher, or other Content Management System (CMS)
— Visual Studio 2008 & 2010
— Knowledge of common vulnerabilities – XSS, XSRF, click fraud, SQL injection
— SQL Server, relational design principles, performance tuning
— Knowledge of object relational technologies (NHibernate a plus)
— HTML, XHTML, CSS
— XML, XLST
— WCF Services
— Familiar with service-oriented architecture
— ASP.Net Ajax, Javascript, common Javascript frameworks (Jquery, Mootools, Prototype)
— Common object-oriented design patterns

REQUIRED JOB COMPETENCIES

• Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
• Good interpersonal and (written and oral) communication skills
• Self-starter, results-oriented, able to execute multiple projects simultaneously
• Ability to operate effectively in a quick-paced, dynamic environment
• Demonstrated problem-solving skills with a willingness to learn and use multiple tools to solve business problems
• Supportive of a project management methodology
• Experience in writing technical specifications and driving them through development
• Interest and initiative to understand General Mills’ marketing business processes

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?  Apply online!