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Kellogg Sr. Director, Research & Development in BATTLE CREEK, Michigan


Leading our fast-growing and expanding Salty Snacks business as our Senior Director of Research & Development, reporting to the Vice President of R&D for Kellogg North America.  We want your expertise to manage and lead significant complex technical programs requiring inventive approaches to new product development and design, value transformation savings, improved quality and capacity in North American operations. As you assume the role of innovator, project leader and technical problem solver, you will use your seasoned experience and collaborate with cross-functional partners to provide timely and cost-effective innovation and renovation as you lead this category in continued growth and expansion.

Lead Innovation: You’ll partner with cross-functional innovation leadership to scope and deliver new ideas and renovation initiatives to contribute to the Salty Snacking category

Drive Competitive Advantage: You’ll develop and implement programs which drive competitive advantage via enhanced food design and compliance to existing design for strategically critical product brands

Strategic Mindset: Interface with Supply Chain and Engineering stakeholders to develop and implement strategies to ensure appropriate internal and external capabilities are in place to deliver the best possible products to our customers

Leadership: Demonstrating personal capabilities as a Project Manager, Planner, Coordinator, Communicator, and Technical Expert within the department, while giving general direction to assigned cross-functional teams in accomplishing projects on scientific and technical investigation or developments



  • Deep technical competency in a food scientific/ technical/ engineering and operational discipline

  • An Entrepreneurial spirit and owner’s mindset to drive autonomy

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Engineering or food related field and significant experience in food product development; advanced degree highly desired

  • Ability to set or change strategic focus and direction for the Salty Snack R&D team

  • Strong ability to deliver/exceed business expectations

  • Forward thinking, identifying future possibilities and translating them into strategies

  • Ability to paint a compelling picture of the future and strategy that motivates others

  • An open mind and willingness to take on new opportunities and tough challenges with energy, enthusiasm, and sense of urgency

  • Ability to communicate a compelling vision with a commitment to what needs to be done

  • Strong mentoring, coaching and management skills leading technical team members and managers

  • Fosters and maintains an environment that encourages diversity and innovative

Bonus Points:

  • Master’s Degree in food science, engineering or food-related field and experience in food product development or PhD in food science, engineering, or food related field and experience in food product development

  • Significant R&D experience as a Senior Director of a Food Development Group


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:

  • New Hire Benefits Guide at http://www.kelloggbenefitsguide.com/

  • Kellogg Stories and News at http://newsroom.kelloggcompany.com/

  • Kellogg K-Values at http://www.kelloggcareers.com/global/company-and-values.html


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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and 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.

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 at https://e-verify.uscis.gov/web/media/resourcesContents/E-VerifyParticipationPoster_ES.pdf .

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, please reach out to ApplicationAssistance@kellogg.com .

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Kellogg Recruitment

Title: Sr. Director, Research & Development

Location: USA-MI-Battle Creek - Corporate Headquarters

Requisition ID: RES001258

Job Function: Research and Development

Job Type: Executive

Closing Date: Nov 13, 2020, 3:59:00 AM

Relocation Assistance: Yes