Kellogg Mgr, Project Innovation - Specialty Channels in ELMHURST, Illinois

Grow with us as you direct Supply Chain Strategies and execution efforts on select innovation and optimization projects for Specialty Channels. 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 build a stronger future for our company and your career.


In your role as a Manager Project Innovation at Kellogg, you will be part of our success by:

  • Providing operational direction and support for innovation and renovation projects across all Specialty Channels busines units

  • Leading the Specialty bi-weekly Kellogg North America operation business partner meeting by presenting project details for all active Kellogg Supply Chain projects

  • Providing direction while influencing and effectively communicating the business needs to ensure innovation launch dates are met

  • Managing packaging and finished good write offs for discontinued and underselling items

  • Leading Multiple PWR-(Packaging Work Request) and SCR- (Supply Chain Request) projects for Specialty Channels, and identify opportunities / solutions to reduce costs of goods

  • Troubleshooting operations issues and engage appropriate resources as necessary

  • Providing operations support and input for all proposed PWR/PDR activity – fact finding, capability assessment etc

  • Managing multiple competing priorities and multiple projects/programs at one time


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


  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, Logistics, Operations Management, or Industrial Engineering

  • Ongoing management of specialty co-man, co-pack period reporting requirements

  • Strong knowledge Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint

  • Strong time management, analytical and problem solving sklls with proven ability to multi-task.

  • Ability to travel up to 15%


  • Ability to make situation assessments and align team towards executable supply chain deliverables.

  • Internal interaction among multiple business partners and functional disciplines – Occasional interaction with external customers and suppliers.

  • Navigational skills in SAP Materials Cost, and Supply chain modules. Familiarity with KPrism, KPath software tools preferred.

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to influence and partner with leaders and other functional areas and business partners


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.

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Title: Mgr, Project Innovation - Specialty Channels

Location: USA-IL-Elmhurst

Requisition ID: LOG002209

Job Function: Logistics and Supply Chain

Job Type: Professional

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

Relocation Assistance: No