Kellogg Associate Manager, Launch Programs in BATTLE CREEK, Michigan

Innovate with us as an Associate Manager Launch Programs for the Kellogg Company! Bring your passion for excellence, project management, strong detail orientation and ability to manage multiple priorities – and you’ll fit right in. You will play a key role in the overall management and success of multiple domestic and international new-product launches, product improvements, manufacturing line extensions and promotions that drive business results. Your capacity for problem-solving is key to the success of Kellogg – come grow with us!

HERE’S A TASTE OF WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Leadership and Development - Developing, organizing, managing, and executing complex projects; delivering to cost, schedule, and performance as well as providing leadership and direction to cross-functional project teams. You’ll play a critical role within Launch Program Management and supporting the company philosophy and direction within that discipline

  • Innovation - Ensuring the Innovation Process enables the completion of key activities so that Senior Management has appropriate information to make timely decisions at each critical gate; additionally you’ll be exhibiting innovation in discovery, advancement, and evaluation of timely and cost-effective improvements, concepts, developments, or technical insight

  • Proactive Approach - Foreseeing potential business or technical issues within the projects and proactively addressing them, ensuring contingency plans are available from each respective function as required, while producing and executing detailed Gantt charts, managing technical details, schedules and milestones effectively to meet company launch targets

YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

Required:

  • Your Kellogg Company experience will be a stand-out here!

  • A Bachelor’s in Science, Engineering, Business, or related field and extensive experience in R&D, Engineering, Operations or Business Management at a Consumer Packaged Goods Company (CPG)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to convey complex and/or detailed information to multiple individuals/audiences with differing knowledge levels

  • Can you talk the talk? Negotiation and alignment driving skills are key

Bonus Points:

  • Owner’s Mindset!

  • Significant experience with Kellogg Company innovation management as a functional team member

  • People management and leadership experience

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

This role requires travel and flexibility in your schedule since you will have the ability to travel approx. 15% of the time.

Kellogg is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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.

Title: Associate Manager, Launch Programs

Location: USA-MI-Battle Creek - Corporate Headquarters

Requisition ID: RES000872

Job Function: Research and Development

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: Dec 30, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: No