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Kellogg Lead Product Developer in BATTLE CREEK, Michigan

Join our research and development team as a Lead Product Developer! We want your expertise to manage and lead significant small to large projects and assist on complex programs to invent from ideation through scale-up new products, value transformation savings, improve product quality, and capacity in global operations. Develop and introduce new products, improve product quality, productivity and capacity in operations worldwide. Engage with us as you impact our success as a technical resource to various functions within the company and provide high impact support to project teams. Innovate with us as you develop and refine food process technology from idea generation through proof of concept to commercialization.

As you assume the role of innovator, project leader, and technical problem solver you will use your seasoned experience and team up with cross-functional partners to provide timely and cost effective new innovation and renovation to drive growth.


  • Drive Business Growth – Creating and coordination of key global projects while giving general direction to assigned teams in accomplishing projects on technical and scientific investigation or developments

  • 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

  • What’s Trending? – an innovative mindset in discovery, advancement, and evaluation of new technologies in food/process research and development, and have a significant impact on new products, improved products and increased efficiency on global processes

  • Innovation/Creativity – to provide innovative, timely, and cost-effective improvements, concepts, developments, or scientific insight and understanding with respect to new or existing products or processes globally

  • Technical Expertise - Use your leadership and expertise within the department and globally as an expert in a specific discipline who keeps current with the latest developments and technology through investigation, training, and communication within that discipline



  • Owner’s mindset and entrepreneurial spirit!

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in science or engineering or related field and extensive relevant experience

  • Proven track record of leadership, business acumen, communication skills, and diplomacy

  • Are you a strong leader? We’d love to have your Leadership, cost consciousness, communication skills, and diplomacy that will promote good relations with all facets of worldwide management and other technical and scientific disciplines in the effective execution of projects

  • Project Management expertise to manage several sustaining and transforming project (product relocations, flavor extensions, renovations, new products, value transformation savings, or moderate capital projects)

Bonus Points:

  • Your experience in product formula optimization, product relocations, and assessing emerging technologies in the food industry will be an asset here!

  • MSc in Food Science or related discipline or PhD in Food Science or related discipline with significant relevant work experience in a related role

  • Passion for continuous improvement and product optimization

  • Strength in effectively working with Supply Chain Operations leaders, hourly employees in manufacturing, and suppliers to execute projects

  • Know-how to provide technical expertise on a portfolio of complex projects


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 at http://www.kelloggcareers.com/global/company-and-values.html

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


This role requires travel and flexibility in your schedule, inclusive of domestic and international travel for manufacturing trials, consumer research and external partner collaboration is estimated at 30-50% of work time.

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/emp/media/resourcesContents/EverifyPosterEnglish.pdf for English or this Link at http://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/EverifyPosterSpanish.pdf for Spanish.

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Kellogg Recruitment

Title: Lead Product Developer

Location: USA-MI-Battle Creek - Corporate Headquarters

Requisition ID: RES001231

Job Function: Research and Development

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: Oct 16, 2020, 10:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: Yes