Associate Strategy Manager

Remote, Remote
Full Time
Business & Management
Posted on: October 05, 2022

Job Description:

General Mills’ vision is to be the Undisputed Leader in Food. In service of this vision, the Corporate Strategy team supports the CEO and senior business leaders to drive the Accelerate Strategy and advance initiatives that are key to General Mills’ future growth.

Corporate Strategy is focused on both strategy development and planning. The team leads project-based work with a highly collaborative approach. The Associate Manager role has high external orientation and offers the opportunity for enterprise-level impact and exposure to different parts of the business through a variety of project experiences. Corporate Strategy partners with the business to drive strategy development and execution, the M&A team on portfolio shaping opportunities, and across Strategy & Growth and the enterprise on long-term strategic planning. The ideal candidate will be intellectually curious with a desire to learn, can bring structured thinking to solve ambiguous questions, and can turn data and analytics into key insights to influence senior stakeholders.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Work collaboratively with project teams to deliver against objectives, in partnership with S&G colleagues, business teams, and external partners
  • Support the enterprise strategic planning process
  • Leverage broad set of resources to bring objective, externally driven perspectives, options, or recommendations to business partners
  • Lead specific workstreams within key initiatives, in partnership with senior leaders
  • Evaluate data, build financial models, and clearly articulate the “so-what” of that information
  • Summarize “executive ready” project learnings and recommendations for review with leaders
  • Synthesize data from multiple sources
  • Create materials for SLT and Board meetings
  • Help manage external partner relationships
  • Help develop and contribute to the Corporate Strategy team culture

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Undergraduate degree in Finance, Business or related
  • Minimum of 4+ years of relevant work experience (corporate strategy, consulting, brand management, commercial, finance)
  • Intellectual curiosity and desire to learn
  • Strong problem solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills; ability to bring structured thinking to complex problems
  • Experience bringing together multiple sources of data
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams
  • Comfort with navigating ambiguity and with being constantly challenged/stretched
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Desire to work on a highly collaborative team with strong business partnership
  • High trust and confidentiality

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBA
  • Ability to build and manage a work plan toward aligned objectives
  • Ability to work effectively with and garner trust from people at all levels in an organization, including senior leaders
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Applications (PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Prior experience in Finance, Brand Management, or Sales


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