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Sr. Director International Snacks Product Development-RES000617
Battle Creek, MI




Come grow with us as you play an integral part of building our Global Snacks business as the key commercialization arm of our Category Innovation team via development and commercialization in our International markets. Lead with us as you are exposed to a vast array of cultures and consumers, gaining insights into new products that can be expanded across the globe. This role provides an excellent opportunity for exposure across all levels of the company and is a key step for growth to higher levels of leadership within the organization.



In your role as a Sr. Director International Snacks Product Development at Kellogg, you will be part of our success by:

·         Leading a team of experienced professionals to lead commercialization of transforming and breakthrough innovations across our International Markets.

·         Collaborating with Regional R&D and Business peers to grow our Wholesome Snack and Pringles global business.

·         Providing critical input in shaping the technical strategy for our Snacks pipeline.

·         Interfacing with other leadership peers to improve the capabilities and effectiveness of the global R&D organization.



As well as a hunger to learn and succeed in Research & Development, to be considered for this position you must be able to meet the following requirements:



·         Master’s Degree, or higher, in Food Science, Engineering or food related field and significant experience in food product development.

·         Supervisory/managerial experience of experienced technical professionals.

·         Demonstrated expertise in food/process development and application of different packaging formats.

·         Proven track record of exceeding business expectations.

·         Business acumen including extensive experience in innovation stage gate and project financial statements

·         Experience in managing research and development activities for Emerging and Developing International markets, including resource and budget management.


·         Demonstrated ability to positively influence, support, and innovate with the function and business unit

·         Experience in effectively directing the use of external resources including development consultants, technology vendors in commercialization of new technology platforms. 

·         Demonstrated bias for action - solution oriented. 

·         Ability to develop & maintain a creative and enriching work environment

·         Foster a high performance team that encourages innovative thought and action.  Promotes autonomy and entrepreneurship – encourages practical risk taking. 

·         Broad experience across many different food platforms, ideally in the area of Savory and Wholesome Snacks.

·         Multi-lingual


This role requires occasional travel to international markets.


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.


Job Function

: Research and Development

Primary Location

: USA-MI-Battle Creek - Corporate Headquarters

Job Type

: Executive

Closing Date

: Oct 25, 2016, 9:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: Yes


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