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Lead Food Designer - Natural & Insurgent

Company: Kellogg's
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Our Natural and Insurgent (N&I) Category is one of the largest of its kind in the industry, with brands that have a shared mission to promote health, wellness, and nutrition. We create real foods from great ingredients made by incredible people. If you believe that food should do more, that it has the power to create positive change in ourselves and the world around us, and if you possess an entrepreneurial spirit, servant mindset, and like to win... we want to hear from you!

Join our research and development team as a Lead Food Designer! We want your expertise to lead significant small to large projects. With your help, we'll develop new products to foster long-term innovation pipelines for the N&I Team inclusive of work with Kellogg's eighteen94 capital group to foster next-generation innovation with cutting-edge ideas and trends. You'll assist on complex programs to invent new products from ideation through scale-up. Innovate with us as you develop and refine food process technology - from idea generation through proof of concept to commercialization. You'll get to work on N&I products inclusive of Kashi, RXBAR, joybol, and Leaf Jerky.


* Creating the Future: Work with our new ventures team using the agile innovation method to bring breakthrough innovation to the category. Work with the Kellogg global team (Category Managers) to understand upcoming new technologies and how to bring them as a competitive advantage to the N&I team. Help to lay out the ingredients sustainability strategy for the N&I Category.
* Driving Business Growth - Create and coordinate key global projects while giving general direction to assigned teams in accomplishing projects on technical and scientific investigation or developments. We'll look to you to make tough calls - and see your vision become a reality!
* Exemplifying Leadership - Demonstrate personal capabilities as a project manager, planner, coordinator, communicator, and technical expert within the department. You'll move us toward success by giving general direction to assigned cross-functional teams in accomplishing projects on scientific and technical investigation or developments.
* Implementing Key Trends - Take an innovative angle in discovery, advancement, and evaluation of new technologies in food/process research and development. By sharing the latest thinking, you'll have a significant impact on new products, improved products, and increased efficiency of global processes. Thanks to you, our products will be even better!
* Fostering Creativity - Provide inventive, timely, and cost-effective improvements, concepts and developments as you apply scientific insights and understanding to new or existing global products or processes.
* Sharing Technical Expertise - Use your leadership and expertise within the department and globally as an expert in a specific discipline, keeping current with the latest developments and technology through investigation, training, and communication with top influencers in your area of expertise.



* Owner's mindset and entrepreneurial spirit!
* Bachelor's degree required, ideally in science, engineering, or a related field and extensive relevant experience
* Proven track record of leadership, business acumen, clear communication, and diplomacy
* Are you a strong leader? We'd love to have your guidance and skills to promote good relations with worldwide management and other technical and scientific disciplines involved in project execution
* Develop Innovative Finished Product Goods with compelling claims to win in the marketplace
* Your project management expertise will enable you to successfully oversee several sustaining and transforming projects involving product relocations, flavor extensions, renovations, new products, value transformation savings, or moderate capital projects

Bonus Points:

* Your experience with ingredients, flavors, and emerging technology development in food industries will be an asset here!
* MSc in food science or a related discipline or Ph.D. in food science or a related discipline with significant relevant work experience in a related role
* Know-how to provide technical expertise on a portfolio of complex projects
* Interest in natural foods, natural/organic lifestyle, and nutrition
* Experience working on Formed Bars


It's best to apply today, because job postings can be taken down and we wouldn't want you to miss this opportunity. To learn more about what's next, click on one of the links below:

* Kellogg K-Values
* New Hire Benefits Guide


This role is based in Southern Michigan. Travel for this role is 35-50%.

Kellogg's is preparing to officially launch its exciting new Locate for Your Day global hybrid work approach in the U.S., when we're able to safely return to the office. Locate For Your Day gives eligible office-based employees the flexibility to work from home or the office, wherever they'll be the most productive based on the demands of their day, provided they're in the office at least 50% in any given month. Our recruiting team can fill you in on the exact details for this position.

The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.

Kellogg Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website here.

Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this Link.

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Kellogg Recruitment

Nearest Major Market: Battle Creek

Nearest Secondary Market: Kalamazoo

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