Consultant - Commercial Data Foundations

General Mills

General Mills

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Posted on Friday, June 2, 2023

Job Description

India is among the top ten priority markets for General Mills, and hosts our Global Shared Services Centre. This is the Global Shared Services arm of General Mills Inc., which supports its operations worldwide. With over 1,300 employees in Mumbai, the center has capabilities in the areas of Supply Chain, Finance, HR, Digital and Technology, Sales Capabilities, Consumer Insights, ITQ (R&D & Quality), and Enterprise Business Services. Learning and capacity-building is a key ingredient of our success.

Shift Timings - Regular

About General Mills
We make food the world loves: 100 brands. In 100 countries. Across six continents. With iconic brands like Cheerios, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Nature Valley, and Häagen-Dazs, we’ve been serving up food the world loves for 155 years (and counting). Each of our brands has a unique story to tell.

How we make our food is as important as the food we make. Our values are baked into our legacy and continue to accelerate us into the future as an innovative force for good. General Mills was founded in 1866 when Cadwallader Washburn boldly bought the largest flour mill west of the Mississippi. That pioneering spirit lives on today through our leadership team who upholds a vision of relentless innovation while being a force for good. The awards and recognition we’ve received showcase our commitment to be a force for good:

• World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune 2022
• America’s Most Responsible Companies, Newsweek 2022
• 100 Best Corporate Citizens, 3BL 2021
• Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Human Rights Campaign 2022
• 100 Best Companies, Seramount 2021
• Diversity Best Practices Leading Inclusion Index, Seramount 2021
• Best Companies for Dads, Seramount 2021
• Best Companies for Multicultural Women, Seramount 2021
• Top 10 Companies for Executive Women, Seramount 2021
• Military Friendly Employer Bronze, VIQTORY 2021
• Best Place to Work, Canada, Greater Toronto, 2021
• Top 50 – India’s Best Workplaces for Women, 2021
• Top Workplaces in Brazil, 2021
• Asia’s Best Workplaces, 2021

Hungry for What’s Next
We exist to make food the world loves, and it shows. Our passion for people, doing good and creating delicious food has energized us for over 150 years. Breaking away from the pack is how we win, so we need your unique perspectives: your quirks, ‘crazy’ ideas, rigor and insatiable curiosity to make it happen. We want people who constantly experiment, embracing the new and bold, who keep pushing to turn ideas into reality, no matter how big or small. We’ve learned becoming the undisputed leader in food means continuously reshaping, reimagining and rebuilding— that only happens when you surround yourself with those who are hungry for what’s next.

For more details check out www.generalmills.com

General Mills India Centre
General Mills India Center (GIC) operates out of Mumbai and supports the global operations of General Mills. The center was established in 2005 and has grown in strength. Today, we are a vibrant and diverse team of over 1500 employees that come together to champion business services for the various global entities of General Mills in the areas of Business Operations, Analytics Consulting, Logistics, Finance, IT Development & Technology Consulting, Consumer & Market Intelligence, Sales Capabilities, Research & Development.

Digital and Technology team
Digital and Technology is the largest team in GIC, which focuses on understanding the latest and innovative trends in technology and leading the adoption of cutting-edge technologies at General Mills. The team closely collaborates with global business teams to understand business models and assess where technology can be leveraged to bring efficiency and disruption. Be it AI/ML, Data Science, IoT, NLP, Cloud, Infrastructure, RPA and Automation, Digital Transformation, Cyber Security, Blockchain or Enterprise Architecture, Digital and Technology, India has something for every technology enthusiast who wants to work here. Our MillsWorks initiative is where we bring agile@scale delivery model to life. Here, business and technology teams work cohesively in pods as ONE team, driven by a singular mission and focused on delivering value for the Company. Our employees, who work on large technology projects of strategic importance, are the Digital Transformation change agents.

Our service partnerships and employee engagement are cantered on advancing equity and strengthening communities. We believe in an inclusive culture and trust in the power of people who have a passion for learning and growing with technology. We believe in “Work with Heart”. Work with Heart is focused on results, not facetime. If you are passionate about the latest in technology and want to make an impact on the digital transformation journey of a Fortune 500 company, we're waiting for you.

Job Overview
Role: Consultant , Commercial Data Foundation
Location: Mumbai
The Digital and Technology team of General Mills India Centre is looking for a passionate and enthusiastic individual to developing a best-in-class data capability that helps drive performance of General Mills now and into the future. This is an exciting time to work in General Mills’ DnA organization! We are partnering across Sales, SRM, and Global Commerce Experience teams to advance Data and Analytics capabilities and impact. We are seeking an analyst to join the D&T India DnA Commercial Enterprise Data team to work on key priorities for Commercial Data foundation team. This role will report into Commercial Data Foundation - Manager in India and functionally collaborate with the Global team. It is an Individual contributor role. In this role, you will play the critical role of consistently bring in data with appropriate governance, follow best practices and support data socialization. This role is the development team’s source for business logic, requirements, and technical analysis

Role Responsibilities
• Understand how data sets are organized and structured; including what it is, the relationships, and how it is can be used to inform analysis
• Support existing data pipelines, monitor loads on weekend and adherence to data availability SLAs
• Advance understanding for the data foundation to aid knowledge and accurate utility
• Partners with D&T and Business teams to:
o Execute against overall data procurement roadmap to enable acquisition, data prep, ingestion of new sources, and maintenance in support of key business initiatives (Leads, SRM, Sales Analytics, Connected Commerce)
o Enhance & interact with data quality interface to monitor and address data quality issues
o Executes ongoing maintenance of external data to “harmonize” with General Mills internal definitions of products and customers (cross-referencing).
o Research and remediates data quality and/or processing issues
• Create and sustain strong relationships with a broad array of internal stakeholders to gain business context and with external partners to ensure the data meets business needs
• Deploy data design expertise to ensure well defined data sets are available
• Collaborate with Product Teams to confirm data utility requirements; enabling it to be optimally surfaced in our internal data systems
• Own delivery: Ensure product development through completion (incl. Address, prioritize, and fix bugs (QA), ensuring acceptance criteria is met and promotion to production)
• Communicate delays and articulate the downstream impact to tools and processes
• Own documentation, troubleshooting, support and coordination with team
• Serve as the day-to-day contact for the team on clarification of requirements and drive user stories
• Apply Agile Methodology to deploy change requirements via preferred methods accounting for priorities, time, and resources

Must - have technical skills and experience
• Passion for data governance; driving data quality via data application and understanding across an organization
• 3+ years of in market data knowledge and/or demonstrated experience in managing large data sets including needs identification, partnering on solutions, and managing change
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; highly collaborative and able to build/sustain relationships
• Agility to deliver with a sense of urgency, consistently meeting timelines
• Ability to work with highly technical teams to translate business needs into requirements
• Exhibit a learning mindset and curiosity about consumer behavior, types of commercial data and application
• To be able to articulate business requirements and bridge the gap with development teams and stakeholders
• 5 years of experience in leading a project or sub-projects
• Strong experience in exploring and analysing large data sets using Excel and SQL to understand patterns, structures, and definition
• Hands on experience working with SQL
• Strong understanding and implementation of Agile methodology
• Strong communication skills- verbal and written with ability to present complex messages and trade-offs and tell a compelling story
• Excellent problem solver with ability to lead the team to push the solution and progress
• Self-managing, results-oriented, and capable of leading multiple initiatives simultaneously through rigorous prioritization
• Bachelor’s Degree from Tier 1 institute
• Technologies – BigQuery - Google Cloud Platform, ETL

Good to have skills

• Agile Scrum master certification
• Understanding of Point of Sale, Syndicated and Consumer Data
• Vendor management experience

Skill proficiency expectations

Expert level

Intermediate Level

Basic Level


· Agile methodology

· GCP/Other Cloud technology

· ETL Tool – Talend


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.