Kellogg Senior Category Manager - Grain Based Commodities in BATTLE CREEK, Michigan

Lead with us as a member of the Procurement Team by driving efficiency, effectiveness and continuous improvement in the Commodity Procurement process. While you are at it you’ll be building your network and expertise in a thriving environment of professional development and teamwork. And together we’ll shape a stronger future for our company and your career.


In your role as a Senior Category Manager, Procurement at Kellogg, you will be part of our success by:

  • Category strategy development

  • Achieving significant negotiated savings and year over year cost reductions while maintaining and improving product quality and supplier service levels

  • Support overall program and lead Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) process for selected categories

  • Achieving cash flow improvement targets

  • Supporting top line growth via Innovation, Design to Value initiatives, and delivery of unique and sensitive raw materials

  • Developing and executing business continuity plans

  • Developing, locating, and implementing diverse suppliers

  • Supporting responsible sourcing initiatives

  • Development of effective cost reduction strategies and regional implementation plans

  • Financial planning and reporting

  • Implementing best practices within categories to drive maximum value

  • Negotiating tolling agreements across supply base for manufacturing conversions using best in class tools such as cleansheeting and robust strategic sourcing methods.

  • Negotiating cash grain basis and feed credits with supply base maximizing the value for Kellogg.


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


  • Bachelor’s degree with significant experience in supply chain and/or procurement (i.e., manufacturing process, strategic sourcing, negotiating and contracts).

  • Experience in strategic sourcing: market analysis, long term strategy development, risk management, negotiations, ongoing supplier management, supplier selection, cost reductions, and cash flow

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills

  • Knowledge of Supply Chain procedures

  • Ability to influence decision makers and manage cross functional sourcing teams; excellent relationship skills

  • Business and financial acumen and analytical Skills

  • Microsoft Office skills


  • Master’s degree and significant related experience

  • Experience with a consumer products company or food manufacturer

  • Commodity Trading Background

  • Knowledge of SAP

  • Hands on experience in an agricultural related field


This position requires approximately 20-30% travel between US and Canada.

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 at for English or this Link at for Spanish.

Title: Senior Category Manager - Grain Based Commodities

Location: USA-MI-Battle Creek - Corporate Headquarters

Requisition ID: PRO000025

Job Function: Procurement

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: Jun 9, 2017, 10:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: Yes