and Consumer Science – Battle Creek, MI
Food Science - Product Development – Product and
With 2009 sales of nearly $13 billion, Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) is the
world’s leading producer of cereal and a leading producer of convenience
foods, including cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, frozen waffles,
and meat alternatives.
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®, Carr’s®, Bear Naked®, Kashi®,
MorningStar Farms®, Gardenburger® and Stretch Island®. Kellogg products are
manufactured in 19 countries and marketed in more than 180 countries around
Welcome to Battle Creek, Michigan!
Known as “Cereal City," Battle Creek is located in Calhoun County off
I-94 between Chicago and Detroit. We have a proud history and promising
future of providing the world’s leading food brands, research and training.
We’re home to Kellogg Company’s world headquarters, the W.K. Kellogg
Foundation, and the International Food Protection Training Institute. The
city is revitalizing downtown to accommodate food science and other
innovation industries. Battle Creek’s Air National Guard Base, commercial
airport and industrial park are diversifying our economy and attracting worldwide
businesses for military, aviation, aerospace and alternative energy.
Nearby rivers, forests, parks and the world-class Binder Zoo make our city
a family friendly area for outdoor play.
Summary of Product and Consumer Science
The Kellogg Company
has an exciting opportunity to join our Product and Consumer Science Team
as a Product Consumer Scientist in our corporate Battle Creek, MI
location. This position requires the ability to function independently and
effectively as a project team member.
Responsibilities for Product and Consumer Science
- Works as a partner with
product development teams, providing cross-functional support to
project teams by designing, executing, analyzing, and reporting
results of all test types (descriptive analysis, shelf-life testing,
discrimination testing, and consumer research). Recommends appropriate
project next steps based on results.
- Provides sensory and shelf
life program support in order to maintain department functions:
- Documents protocols and
- Writes and issues reports
- Prioritizes requests
- Maintains knowledge of
relevant sensory and shelf life software
- Partners with senior staff
and/or guides development and implementation of new testing
methodologies and/or opportunities for research on research
- Applies knowledge of
statistics as it applies to test design and data analysis.
- Applies knowledge of food
chemistry, packaging, and product development as it applies to sensory
and shelf life testing.
- Maintains knowledge of market
research methodologies in order to provide insights to the product
- Interacts with staff for
cross-functional shared learning.
- Recognizes substantial
barriers, flags issues and/or makes recommendations for resolution to
management or project team.
Product and Consumer Science
Requirements for Product and
- Bachelor of Science in Food
Science or related field with 3 years of experience in food science,
sensory/consumer research or related field
- Master of Science in Sensory
or related field with at least 1 year of industry experience in food
science, sensory/consumer research or related field
- PhD in Sensory or Food
Science; no supervisory/managerial experience is required.
- This job requires active
support of sensory and shelf life testing, including serving tests,
lifting product, long periods of standing. Extended work hours and/or
travel may be necessary to complete the requirements of the job.
Kellogg Company is an Equal
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