Kellogg Senior Plant Operations Manager in KANSAS CITY, Kansas

Do you want to make a difference at a company where consumers are at the heart of everything we create? Our Kansas City Bakery is looking for a Senior Operations Manager to help lead one of our state-of-the art manufacturing facilities. If you have a proven track record of developing winning teams, are detail oriented, and able to manage multiple priorities, we invite you to join us. Your pride in leadership and continuous improvement will make you a great fit for our company and is key ingredient to your success.

What is 1”x1” and first produced in 1921? Cheez-It, the #1 cracker! Be part of something great by joining our Kansas City facility where you’ll work with over 400 employees in this Union facility that produces over 137 million pounds of Cheez-Its a year. Our employees at the Kansas City bakery have a high level of pride, and they should! They have been producing great food since 1883! Are you ready to hear about our Square Roots?


  • Leadership - Serving as a member of Plant Management Leadership Team, holding the department accountable for adherence to plant direction, and establishing and ensuring achievement of all unit Key Performance Indicators. Responsible for engaging, managing and developing a team of operations staff and employees across all production lines and shifts

  • Planning - Participating in the business planning and budgeting process by developing short and long-term cost containment/reduction strategies. Execution of projects within assigned area by monitoring project plans and status to ensure completion. Ensuring raw materials are converted into finished goods for the overall operation

  • Continuous Improvement and Development - Responsible for delivering continuous improvement and operational effectiveness through implementation of integrated work systems practices and principles. Accountable for compliance with all Employee Safety, Food Safety and Sanitation policies and regulations.



  • Demonstrated managerial experience in a manufacturing setting

  • Your expertise of applying lean principles and engaging others sets us up for success

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate others

  • Strong problem solving, negotiating, and decision making skills with the proven ability to manage complex situations

  • Proficiency with computers, including the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Collaborative work style, working cross-functionally is a big part of this role

Bonus Points:

  • Business Acumen – having worked 2-3 different Functional areas of a manufacturing organization, will be key to success in this role!

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Proven experience in a union environment, promoting positive labor relations

  • Do you know the Food Industry? We need your expertise in here!

  • SAP 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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  • New Hire Benefits Guide at


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: Senior Plant Operations Manager

Location: USA-KS-Kansas City

Requisition ID: MAN006238

Job Function: Manufacturing

Job Type: Executive

Closing Date: Jun 23, 2018, 10:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: Yes