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General Mills

Information Systems


Agenda
Agenda

  • GMI

  • Structure

  • Culture

  • Technologies

  • Real Life Career Assignments


General mills
General Mills

World’s 7th largest food company

Marketed in more than 100 countries

$11 billion in sales

27,500 employees

HQ Minneapolis


Award winning is organization
Award Winning IS Organization

  • “The 100 Best Places to work in IT”

    • ComputerWorld

  • “25 Most Influential Executives”

    • Consumer Goods Technology

  • “Information Week 500”

    • InformationWeek

  • HP Bravo Award

  • Four General Mills Chairman’s Awards


Information systems structure
Information Systems Structure

  • Global IT Organization

  • Centralized Function

    • Focused, consistent and efficient

  • Application Development

    • High involvement w/ business partners

    • High business knowledge within IS

    • High business partner satisfaction


Information systems over 750 professionals
Information Systems - Over 750 Professionals

US Plant Support

~ 50

International

~ 95


Guiding principles
Guiding Principles

Business

Partners

People

Hire great people, develop them,

and value their contributions

Partner with our businesses to achieve company goals

Vendor

Alliances

Standards

Leverage our strategic vendor partnerships for infrastructure, applications, & services

Standardize technologies, systems, processes, & data


Career development maximize your potential
Career Development - Maximize Your Potential

  • Clear & Individualized Career Paths

    • 2-3 rotational assignments in first 5 years

    • Individual Development Planning Process

    • Technical and Management Ladders

    • Entry level positions: Desktop Support Analyst, Programmer Analyst

  • Skill Development

    • Work with a “Team of Experts” - turnover <2%

    • Access to Training & Certification Options and

      Continued Formal Education

    • Mentoring, Volunteering, Reading Groups


An extensive information technology infrastructure
An Extensive Information Technology Infrastructure

  • 100 Terabytes of Disk

  • 85 Unix Servers

  • 1125 Windows Servers

  • 17,000 PCs

  • 400,000 Emails / Day

  • 90 Countries

  • 10 Million SAP Transactions / Day


Our strategic technology partners industry leading companies
Our Strategic Technology PartnersIndustry Leading Companies


GMI Application Portfolio – SAP Centric

  • Warehousing

  • Production Planning

  • Manufacturing & Quality Rpts

  • Vendor Managed Inventory

  • Plant Maintenance

  • Transportation Planning

Supply Chain

Demand Chain

  • Retail Planner

  • Equity Marketing

  • Consumer Insights

  • Consumer Response

  • Consumer Promotions

  • Transportation Tours

  • Age Rpting/Trace Recall

  • In-Direct Purchasing

  • Trade Promotion Mgmt

  • Volume Analysis

  • Category Management

SAP

  • APO:

  • DP: Demand Planning

  • SNP: Supply Network Planning

HR:

Human

Resources

ERP

  • Operations:

  • SD: Sales & Dist.

  • MM: Materials Mgmt

  • QM: Quality Mgmt

  • PP: Production Planning

  • WM: Warehouse Mgmt

  • Finance

  • FI: Finance

  • CO: Controlling

  • COPA: Profit. Anal.

  • PS: Project Systems

  • FA: Fixed Assets

  • TR: Treasury

SEM:

Strategic

Enterprise

Mgmt

PLM:

Product

Life Cycle

Mgmt

BW: Business Warehouse

  • Nutrient, Ingredient /Formula

  • Keyline workflow mgmt

  • Electronic Lab Notebook

  • Formulation

  • Plant inspections/audits

  • Consolidations

  • Tax Mapping

  • Expense Reporting

  • Coupon Tracking

  • Consumer Spending

  • Time & Attendance

  • Equity Based Comp.

  • Recruiting

  • Merit & Incentive

  • Medical

R&D and QRO

HR

Finance

1/128/2005


We are looking for people who can make a difference
We Are Looking for People Who Can Make A Difference

  • Academic Performance

    • 3.2+ GPA CIS/ODT Major

  • Technical Skillset

    • Programmer Analyst: OO Programming (.NET, JAVA); RDBMS Architecture (Oracle); SAP (ABAP, Config)

  • Soft Skills

    • Communication

    • Creativity

  • Leadership

    • Meaningful experiences outside of school

    • Passion for IS

  • Impact Driven / Work Experience

    • Work Experience or Prior Internship


Exciting challenging assignments making a difference in our business results
Exciting & Challenging AssignmentsMaking a Difference in Our Business Results

  • Real Project Examples

  • Design Betty Crocker & Box Tops for Education Websites

  • Inventory Control for 45 Warehouses

  • Develop Handheld Applications for Sales Retail Reps to track out of stock products

  • Develop HR front-end enabling employees to manage their information using an employee Self Service Portal on SAP

  • Develop and deliver training to new SAP Analysts on the technical tools available to them (Data Dictionary, Debugger, ABAP Workbench, etc.)


Employee Profile: AndreaIS Manager, Supply Chain - Sourcing - SAP

  • Education: Ohio University, 1996. BBA in MIS, University of St. Thomas, 2003. MBA

  • Career Highlight: Project Manager - Foodservice Focused Trade Solution project.

  • Career Progression:

  • Microsoft/VB Developer, Analyst

  • Project Manager

  • Database Developer

  • SAP Analyst

  • Department Manager

  • College Skills Helpful in General Mills Career: Organizational, Verbal, Written

  • Volunteer Activities at General Mills: Women in IS Mentoring Circles, Wish Tree, Explorers, Email Mentoring, Habitat for Humanity, Fall Rake-Up


Employee Profile: SolomonSenior Consultant, Supply Chain – Warehouse Management

  • Education: Washington University in St. Louis, School of Engineering, Computer Science and Computer Engineering, May 1996

  • Career Highlight: SAP R/3 Infrastructure planning and implementation project. Warehouse RFID Project

  • Career Progression:

  • Unix Systems Administrator

  • Systems Infrastructure Architect

  • Project Manager and Software Architect

  • College Skills Helpful in General Mills Career: Technical writing, Learning how to learn; Networking, Data Structures, OS, Programming Languages & Software Engineering Classes

  • Volunteer Activities at General Mills: Habitat for Humanity, Mentoring


Thank You

www.generalmills.com


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