Kellogg Lead Food Technologist in BATTLE CREEK, Michigan

Join our research and development team as a Lead Food Technologist! We want your expertise to manage significant Kashi Brand projects to scale-up and introduce new products, improve product quality, productivity and capacity in operations worldwide. Engage with us as you impact our success as a technical resource to various functions within the company and provide high impact support to project teams. Innovate with us as you develop and refine food process technology from idea generation through proof of concept to commercialization.

As you assume the role of innovator, project leader, and technical problem solver you will use your seasoned experience and team up with cross-functional partners to provide timely and cost effective new innovation and renovation to drive growth.


  • Drive Business Growth - Providing innovative, timely, and cost effective concepts, developments, improvements, or scientific insight and understanding, with respect to new or existing products or processes; exhibiting innovation in discovery, evaluation, and advancement of new technologies in the area of food/process research and development.

  • Leadership - Demonstrating personal capabilities as a Project Manager, Planner, Coordinator, Communicator, and Technical Expert within the department, while giving general direction to assigned cross-functional teams in accomplishing projects on scientific and technical investigation or developments.

  • Deliver Success - Developing, organizing and managing projects while increasing the level of understanding of project executions, processes, and methods.

  • What’s Trending? - Keeping current with the latest developments and technology through investigation, training, and communication within that discipline.



  • Owner’s mindset and entrepreneurial spirit!

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Science, Chemical Engineering, or related field

  • Proven track record of leadership, business acumen, communication skills, and diplomacy

  • Are you a strong leader? We’d love to have your Leadership, cost consciousness, communication skills, and diplomacy that will promote good relations with all facets of worldwide management and other technical and scientific disciplines in the effective execution of projects

Bonus Points:

  • Your experience in ingredients, flavors and emerging technologies development in food industries will be an asset here!

  • Master’s degree in Food Engineering or Technology, Chemical/Bio-Systems/Agricultural Engineering, Food Science or related field and significant experience in a related role

  • Previous industrial baking experience


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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This role requires travel and flexibility in your schedule since you will have the ability to travel 50-70 % of the time to domestic testing and manufacturing facilities. International travel required on rare occasion.

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.

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Kellogg Recruitment

Title: Lead Food Technologist

Location: USA-MI-Battle Creek - Corporate Headquarters

Requisition ID: RES000808

Job Function: Research and Development

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: Jun 20, 2018, 10:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: Yes