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Date:  Dec 26, 2021
Job Req ID:  4228
Category:  Research, Quality, Nutr and Tech
Country/Region:  US
State:  MI
City:  Battle Creek

Title:  Food Technologist- Ready-To-Eat- Cereal


Do you love taking part in creating new foods that people will enjoy? Join our research and development team as a Food Technologist in our Ready-to-eat-cereal category!   We want your expertise to manage and lead projects and assist on complex programs to scale up and commercialize Kellogg products. 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 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 scale-up of 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
  • 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
  • Operations Mindset – With an eye towards efficiency and operational excellence, you will play a leading role in the scale-up and commercialization of new products and processes within Kellogg’s manufacturing operations





  • Owner’s mindset and entrepreneurial spirit!
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in science or engineering or related field and strong 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 ingredients, flavors, and emerging technologies development in food industries will be an asset here!
  • MSc in Food Science or related discipline or Ph.D. in Food Science or related discipline with relevant work experience in a related role
  • 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: 




This role is based in Battle Creek, MI. This role requires travel and flexibility in your schedule since you will have the ability to travel 50-70 % of the time to domestic testing and manufacturing facilities. International travel required on rare occasion.  

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 for English or this Link for Spanish.



Kellogg Recruitment


Nearest Major Market: Battle Creek
Nearest Secondary Market: Kalamazoo

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