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Date:  Apr 10, 2021
Job Req ID:  1031



Come join our team as a Senior Manager, Continuous Improvement in one of our state of the art manufacturing facilities where you’ll be part of a rich heritage of innovation and progress! Join us Grand Rapids, Michigan where we are passionate about the products we make, the people we work with, and the city we live in.


At our Grand Rapids Plant, we have a passion for making something that’s “Crazy Good.”  Yes, that’s right, Pop Tarts.  Join our team in a growing city within the facility that produced the very first Pop Tart in 1964.  With a strong safety culture and large team environment, we want to see your career grow. 



  • Safety First!  – From your first day, you will start training to get up to speed on following company Safety Rules and Good Manufacturing Practices. No injuries here! 
  • The Daily Grind -  Serving as member of the plant leadership team to drive improvements in safety, food safety, service, financial results, quality, and employee engagement. Leading the plant wide cost savings program to meet annual targets. This includes identification, validation, coaching and execution of projects. Leading the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) metric and process including maintaining measurement standards, facilitating improvement plans and strategies, training, coaching and monthly reporting
  • Drive Change - Establishing and maintaining plant KPI’s and visual factory tools, and serving as KPLAS / downtime reporting system owner. Continually expanding and enhancing knowledge levels of Kellogg Work Systems, lean manufacturing and industry “best in class” manufacturing cost savings projects and operations practices to develop a culture of continuous improvement. Deploying and coaching Lean practices, 5S, Kaizen, AM (Autonomous Maintenance) and Kellogg Work Systems tools across all levels of the organization to deliver business results
  • Empower Teams - Identifying process inefficiencies and leading activities using cross-functional resources to deliver business results. Supporting team approaches to solving problems, maintaining positive and productive relations with the hourly workforce, plant management team, sister plant resources, and corporate resources. Benchmarking and best practice sharing across the organization. Provide support and leadership in the transition to digital factory management






  • Bachelor’s degree in technical or business field with manufacturing experience in project management or engineering, lean and/or six sigma
  • Leadership skills utilizing Kaizen and 5S principles
  • Working knowledge of digital factory concepts
  • Experience driving/leading Continuous Improvement efforts
  • Experience coaching Green belts in project determination, processes and delivery of improvements
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications


Bonus Points: 

  • Six Sigma/Black Belt
  • Experience with SMED, Center Lining, TPM & Value Stream Mapping


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 the links below: 



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.


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



Kellogg Recruitment

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

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