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Veterans Careers at Kellogg Company

You’ve given your time and talent as a military veteran. You’ve demonstrated your commitment to career development with pride and passion during your service years. You’ve seen, heard and had experiences unique to only those who have served their country.

From Plant Operation Supervisors to Senior Financial Analysts, Kellogg offers opportunities for military veterans to grow with us. We are proud of our history of recruiting and developing veterans across the United States and are committed to recruiting and hiring more. We recognize that military-experienced talent bring exceptional and valuable knowledge, skills and experience to our company.

The values that you’ve come to learn and live through your service are similar to our K Values, which describe who we are, what we believe and what brings us together as a global community. Our K Values – integrity, respect, accountability, passion, humility, hunger, simplicity and success - help define what makes our company and our people special and how we all play a unique and critical role in the ongoing success of Kellogg.


W.K. Kellogg saw a better way—shaping our industry through a passion for people, and the goodness of food. And every day, we continue our founder’s legacy of leadership. Together we take the steps that show the way, with a vision for tomorrow and a plan to get there. We encourage you apply for a position that leverages your military experience and invite you to grow and lead with us.

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Kellogg Director, External Partnerships in BATTLE CREEK, Michigan

Innovate with us as a Director of External Partnership within the Kellogg Global Innovation team! You will set the technology strategy to enable a pipeline of technologies for the Global Microbiome platform through external scouting, partnership development, and early stage technology assessment.

As a member of a dynamic and experienced team, you will work closely with our External Partners (consulting firms, start-up’s, universities, research organizations, ingredient and equipment suppliers), alongside with your peers in Procurement, Marketing, Consumer Insight, to deliver global breakthrough solutions that enables the project portfolio our team is mandated to deliver. Leveraging your depth of knowledge and experience, you are accountable to unlock technical solutions via joint-development efforts with our strategic external partners to enable Kellogg global breakthrough innovation in Microbiome/Digestive Wellness platform. In your interaction externally, you will be responsible to build and maintain strong relationships with key opinion leaders, scientists and innovators by representing Kellogg externally for influencing the scientific dialogue (at external/industry & scientific events).

We are looking for a technical professional with deep technical experience in the area of Microbiome/Digestive wellness who is passionate to embark on our journey to be part of the most innovative company in the making.


  • Skilled Leadership and Drive to Succeed - Set technology strategy to enable pipeline of technologies for the designated platform; Lead the Process to reconcile the prioritized needs of commercial/regional brands with technical solution to unlock (Wiring Process)

  • Partnership - Scout for potential new technologies/external partnership; Accountable for the comprehensive and timely assessment of external opportunities and make recommendation to senior management; Create technical unlocks for breakthrough innovation through successful joint development efforts with external partners; Secure successful execution of Kellogg strategic partnerships all the way to achieving envisioned goals

  • Driving the Business - Represent Kellogg externally (at external/industry & scientific events); Build and maintain strong relationships with key opinion leaders, scientists, innovators



  • Strategic thinking with ability to propose, analyze, and articulate short, medium, and long-term scenarios for business applications of technologies

  • Well-developed external technical/scientific network

  • Analytical with ability to make actionable recommendations and build consensus with senior level stakeholders

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively operate in a global and cross-functional business structure

  • Ability to make a link between consumer needs/opportunities and technical solutions

  • Strong communications skills, written & verbal, and ability to effectively communicate science to both technical and non-technical colleagues and partners

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively operate in a global and cross-functional business structure

  • MS or PhD in food science, chemistry, engineering or related area with significant experience

Bonus Points:

  • PhD with experience in managing external relationships

  • Significant demonstrated experience in consumer goods industry

  • Deep technical knowledge in the area of Microbiome and Digestive Wellness


It’s best to apply today, because job postings can be taken down and we wouldn’t want you to miss this opportunity. To learn more about what’s next, click on one of the links below:

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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 .

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Kellogg Recruitment

Title: Director, External Partnerships

Location: USA-MI-Battle Creek - Corporate Headquarters

Requisition ID: RES000950

Job Function: Research and Development

Job Type: Executive

Closing Date: Jul 5, 2019, 10:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: Yes