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Food Product Development Technologist - General Mills

Job Number: 5374
Location(s): Minneapolis, MN 




Food. Purpose. You. 


We serve the world by making food people love.  As one of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills believes that food should make us better. Food brings us joy and nourishes our lives, connecting us to each other and the earth.  General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Yoplait and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, General Mills had global net sales of US$16.6 billion during fiscal 2016.


We seek out the best talent, provide them with rich development resources, support, and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with General Mills means joining a company where you can make a difference in the lives of millions of people. There is tremendous opportunity here for individuals who are leaders, innovators, and want to be part of a company that serves the world by making food people love.




Job Overview:

Opportunity to join General Mills’ Snacks Innovation team. This position will focus on delivering innovative products for new categories in the natural and organic space.



·        Bench-top and pilot plant formulation and development

·        Translating consumer need into product ideas

·        Scaling of product with external manufacturers

·        Operation of various small equipment

·        Analytical submissions, storage tests, etc

·        Procurement and management of ingredients, including contacting suppliers and sourcing

·        Organization of laboratory, equipment, and products

·        Coordination of experiments and trials with internal and external partners

·        Preparation of product for consumer testing, internal and external meetings, etc

Minimum Qualifications:

·        Bachelor’s Degree; Food Science degree preferred

·        2+ yrs experience in product development

·        Strong collaboration with cross-functional team members

·        Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

·        Ability to apply consumer insights to remarkable new product design

·        Strong organizational and leadership skills

·        Strong networking skills

·        Capable of designing experiments and analyzing data

·        Able to perform basic analytical tests such as viscosity, pH, moisture, Aw

·        Proficient computer skills desirable – Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc….

·        Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills


General Mills is not offering relocation assistance for this position at this time.


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