Director, Corporate Strategy at General Mills, Inc in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Job Description:

General Mills is seeking to hire an experienced strategy professional to join our Corporate Strategy team. General Mills recently declared a new vision to be the Undisputed Leader in Food and introduced a new Accelerate strategic framework. The Corporate Strategy team supports the CEO and senior business leaders to drive the Accelerate Strategy and advance initiatives key to General Mills' future growth.

The Corporate Strategy team leads project-based work with a highly collaborative approach. The 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 closely with the M&A team on business development opportunities. The ideal candidate will have experience in strategy consulting and have demonstrated ability to influence at the most senior levels of an organization.


  • Partner with the VP Corporate Strategy, CEO, and Senior Leadership Team to drive the execution of, continuously evolve, and hold the organization accountable for the long-term (3-5 year) enterprise strategy

  • Frame up strategic choices that inform execution of the enterprise strategy, including defining where to play and how to win

  • Provide thought leadership, an external, future-focused lens, and a growth mindset to actively influence strategy development and execution

  • Lead key initiatives that directly support the execution of the enterprise strategy

  • Oversee internal and external project teams that are cross-functional in nature

  • Identify and deconstruct business issues and develop strategic, analytical, and financial frameworks to conduct analyses and influence enterprise decisions

  • Ensure analysis is informed by external consumer, competitive, and macroeconomic / geopolitical trends

  • Prepare "executive ready" project deliverables and manage alignment and communication with key stakeholders

  • As a senior member of the Corporate Strategy team, build and develop all team members

Minimum Qualifications

  • MBA from a top-tier business school

  • 5-10 years post-MBA, including experience in a strategy consulting firm (e.g., Bain, BCG, McKinsey)

  • Experience working in the context of a large, complex, global organization, where working across boundaries and leading through influence are keys to success

  • Experience managing teams and partnering with multiple business functions

  • Strategic mindset with strong critical thinking skills and ability to craft compelling business cases

  • Decisive thought leader with ability to influence to action

  • Comfort with navigating ambiguity and with being constantly challenged/stretched

  • Proven developer of people

  • Excellent communicator, both oral and written

  • Highly analytical, logical, structured problem solver

  • Thrive in a collaborative, dynamic work environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in consumer packaged goods industry, including understanding of market, customer, competitor and innovation trends (may include food, packaged goods, or personal care)

  • Global perspective, ideally with experience working outside of the U.S.


We exist to make food the world loves. But we do more than that. Our company is a place that prioritizes being a force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new perspectives and reimagine new possibilities, every day. We look for people who want to bring their best - bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one other and grow together. Because becoming the undisputed leader in food means surrounding ourselves with people who are hungry for what's next.