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Date:  Nov 16, 2022
Job Req ID:  10784
Category:  SupplyChain/ Operations
Country/Region:  US
State:  MI
City:  Battle Creek
Workplace:  Hybrid

Title:  Engineering and Technical Continuous Improvement Lead

Description: 

As a Engineering and Technical Continuous Improvement Lead, you will define KWS Technical Center strategy and processes within the Kellogg network.

 

As a part of the great Kellogg community, you will have the opportunity to be involved in much more than your day-to-day responsibilities. Our culture is full of fun, flexibility, and teams that are playing to win.

 

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

 

  • Technical Center Element Leadership – As a SME (Subject Matter Expert) for our project and technology systems and tools, you will work with the global community to make improvements, reduce loss, and reapply best-in-class practices.  Making an impact on every project or technical process across each of our global sites.
  • Developing Process - Defining global Kellogg current best approaches to be used in each plant to reduce project and ongoing production risks. These processes will drive operational savings and plant reliability across our sites as we eliminate losses. This role will also ensure our work processes link seamlessly to other Centers of Excellence like Reliability Management, Autonomous Maintenance, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Quality Food Safety (QFS).
  • Building a Community - Sponsoring Communities of Practice (CoPs) to identify needs and jointly drive continuous improvement.
  • Facilitating Across the Technical Center – Partnering with other Technical Center Element and Regional leads to lead critical enabling. Element leads take a key facilitation role across many of our sub-teams to tie the efforts and magnify the impact.

 

 YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

 

  • High School Diploma or GED plus extensive related experience like Project Management, developing, deploying, owning processes, cross functional and/or regional programs, plant engineering and/or plant maintenance
  • Engineering or manufacturing experience to understand connections with areas like procurement, RM, AM, Leadership Center, People Center, Facilities, etc.
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication skills, and the ability to influence across levels and areas of the business
  • Experience in technology or methodology trends across the industry
  • Up to 25% travel is required (more during initial deployment and less once the program is more mature)
  • Ability to manage challenges with global program deployment in multiple regions, time zones, cultures, and languages.

 

WHAT’S NEXT

After you apply, your application will be reviewed by a real recruiter – not a bot. This means it could take us a little while to get back with you so watch your inbox for updates. In the meantime, visit our How We Hire page to get insights into our hiring process and how to best prepare for a Kellogg interview.

 

If we can help you with a reasonable accommodation throughout the application or hiring process, please USA.Recruitment@kellogg.com.

 

This role takes part in Locate for Your Day, Kellogg’s hybrid way of working that empowers office-based employees to, in partnership with their managers, find a balance between working from home and the office.

 

ABOUT KELLOGG COMPANY

Kellogg Company is a multibillion-dollar company with over 30 thousand employees all over the globe. We are proud to make delicious foods that people love – foods that you grew up with like Frosted Flakes, Cheez It, Eggo, Pop-Tarts, Crunchy Nut, Pringles, as well as innovative foods such as MorningStar Farms, RX bar, and Noodles. Our KValues and BetterDays commitments are at the core of who we are, what we believe and what brings us together. We’re proud to say we’ve been awarded with Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies”, DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity”, Newsweek’s “Most Loved Workplaces”, and many more awards that you can check out here.

 

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion has been part of our DNA since the beginning. Clearly stated in our Code of Ethics “we have respect for individuals of all backgrounds, capability and opinions.” We believe that equity is more than leveling the playing field. It is making sure barriers, both tangible and intangible, are removed. Interested in the numbers? We hold ourselves accountable with our yearly Features report.

Kellogg is proud to offer industry competitive Total Health benefits (Physical, Financial, Emotional, and Social) that vary depending on region and type of role. Be sure to ask your recruiter for more information!

 

THE FINER PRINT

 

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.

Let’s create the future of food,

Kellogg Recruitment

Kellogg is taking bold next steps on its portfolio transformation journey by separating its North American cereal and plant-based foods businesses by the end of 2023, resulting in three independent public companies, each better positioned to unlock their full standalone potential. Learn more at UnleashingOurPotential.com.


Nearest Major Market: Battle Creek
Nearest Secondary Market: Kalamazoo

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