Job Title: Senior Food Safety Scientist –
Battle Creek, MI
Location: Battle Creek, MI
Relocation: YES – provided
Application Instructions: please visit
kelloggcareers.com and search for requisition 24588
Kellogg Company has a new opportunity available for a Senior
Food Safety Scientist in Battle Creek, MI. The Senior Food Safety Scientist
leads development of policies and standards to ensure Kellogg products meet
food safety expectations throughout the entire product life cycle. This role
provides guidance, advice and interpretation to Research, Quality,
Manufacturing, Engineering and Procurement on food safety related programs
and issues and utilizes interactions with external resources and partners to
identify and monitor emerging issues and technologies that have an impact on
1. Initiates and maintains surveillance of external sources on global issues
relating to the safety and regulatory compliance of ingredients and potential
contaminants. Assesses risks and, using technical knowledge of Kellogg
business, notifies appropriate senior management and technical personnel of
potential issues prior to their occurrence.
2. Provides communications and recommendations to Quality, Communications,
Consumer Affairs, Marketing, Plants, and Legal on the food safety
implications of new product formulations or ingredient changes. Directs
review of new product formulas for allergy issues, microbiological safety,
Kellogg practices and regulatory compliance.
3. Conducts microbiological and toxicological research on food ingredients
and manufacturing processes to determine effectiveness of hazard mitigation
steps. Will determine microbial lethality of low-moisture food manufacturing
processes utilizing mathematical modeling and surrogate challenge studies.
4. Provides information, risk assessment, and recommendations for courses of
action to Crisis Management Team on issues involving food safety. Uses
judgment and discretion in dealing with sensitive information to minimize
Company exposure to and liability for food safety related incidences.
5. Manages the design, execution, and follow-up of food safety programs
including allergens, microbiological issues, foreign material and any other
food safety issues that could pose a risk to human health. Program
development will span creation of vendor or manufacturing practices to
prevent contamination to design of statistical sampling plans to verify
compliance to standards.
6. Strengthens food safety understanding throughout the organization through
training and other knowledge management activities.
Job responsibilities require travel (15-25%)
Position requires a Ph.D. in Microbiology / Food Toxicology / Chemistry or
related area and at least 4-6 years food industry experience OR an M.S. in
Microbiology / Food Toxicology / Chemistry or related area and 6-8 years food
Reports to Senior Director, Food Safety. The individual must have the ability
to manage 1-3 scientists and/or cross functional teams
The individual should have knowledge and ability to integrate food law, food
technology, food chemistry, microbiology, cereal science and agricultural
practice. The individual should possess leadership and communication skills,
and diplomacy that will promote good relations with all facets of management
and other technical and scientific disciplines in the effective execution of
projects to accomplish corporate objectives. This individual must also be
able to function effectively as a project manager, planner, coordinator,
communicator, and scientific resource.
This job involves extended work schedules and time commitments, tight time
deadlines and changing priorities. Incumbent must be able to make sound
decisions quickly and at times with incomplete information.
With 2009 sales of nearly $13 billion, Kellogg Company is the world’s leading
producer of cereal and a leading producer of convenience foods, including
cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit-flavored snacks,
frozen waffles and veggie foods. The Company’s brands include Kellogg’s®,
Keebler®, Pop-Tarts®, Eggo®, Cheez-It®,
All-Bran®, Mini-Wheats®, Nutri-Grain®,
Rice Krispies®, Special K®, Chips Deluxe®, Famous
Amos®, Sandies®, Austin®, Club®, Murray®, Kashi®, Bear Naked®, Morningstar Farm®, Gardenburger® and Stretch Island®. Kellogg products are
manufactured in 18 countries and marketed in more than 180 countries. For
more information, visit www.kelloggcompany.com. Kellogg’s Corporate
Responsibility report including its approach, progress and future direction
in the marketplace, workplace, environment and community can be found at
www.kelloggcompany.com/CR. For information on Kellogg Company’s commitment to
nutrition, visit www.kelloggsnutrition.com.
Kellogg Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer who strives to provide an
inclusive work environment that involves everyone and embraces the diverse
talent of its people. Kellogg EOE M/F/D/V