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Date:  Nov 15, 2023
Job Req ID:  16554
Category:  SupplyChain/ Operations
Country/Region:  US
State:  MI
City:  Battle Creek
Workplace:  Hybrid

Title:  Group Engineering Manager


As a Group Engineering Manager for Execution, you will be accountable for providing the necessary direction and leadership to ensure project execution success and technical performance across our Portable Wholesome Snack Category.  In this role you will play a major role in leading our PWS engineering organization.


This position is part of our Locate for Your Day program.  This means you can meet at our Battle Creek, MI headquarters.  Travel to our project locations is estimated at 30% - 50%.


 A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing


  • Project Execution  Lead Internal and External Project Managers to develop initial scopes, ballpark cost, charters, stage gate reviews, business alignment, technical specifications, operational performance criteria, final cost estimates, assist installation and equipment startup of all PWS related capital projects.  Work with ‘Global Technology Owners’ and Category Technology Owners to identify and align standard equipment menu’s for PWS projects and operating principles.  Lead automation/warehouse/distribution center Communities of Practice.
  • Partnering with the Business  Build partnerships with our Supply Chain, Engineering & KWS (“K” Work Systems) teams to identify the opportunities where PWS engineering can add value, increase productivity & reduce risk.  Balance creative non constrained concepts for the PWS Category with practical experience and data-based decisions to identify opportunities to increase productivity across the existing install base.
  • Enhance Technology Performance & Standardization – Develop key strategic relationships with OEM’s.  Lead efforts to ensure Project Execution is following all KWS and Unified Workflow processes.


Your Recipe for Success


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering with 8-10+ years of technical experience with relevant Technology OR Significant technical experience 10+ years with relevant technology.
  • Experience driving transformational change within manufacturing environments.
  • Experience working closely with engineering / operations / maintenance functions in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work globally, guiding and influencing across all regional teams and many capital projects.


What’s Next

After you apply, your application will be reviewed by a real recruiter – not a bot. This means it could take us a little while to get back with you so watch your inbox for updates. In the meantime, visit our How We Hire page to get insights into our hiring process and how to best prepare for a Kellanova interview.


If we can help you with a reasonable accommodation throughout the application or hiring process, please email


This role takes part in Locate for Your Day, Kellanova’s hybrid way of working that empowers office-based employees to, in partnership with their managers, find a balance between working from home and the office.


About Kellanova


Kellanova is a leading company in global snacking, international cereal and noodles, plant-based foods, and North America frozen breakfast, and a portfolio of iconic, world-class brands, including Pringles, Cheez-It, Pop-Tarts, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats, MorningStar Farms, Incogmeato, Gardenburger, Nutri-Grain, RXBAR, and Eggo. We also steward a suite of beloved international cereal brands, including Kellogg’s, Frosties, Zucaritas, Special K, Krave, Miel Pops, Coco Pops, and Crunchy Nut, among others.


At Kellanova, we are committed to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I), uplifting each other and embracing our differences to achieve our common goals. Our focus on ED&I enables us to build a culture where all employees are inspired to share their passion, talents, ideas, and can bring their authentic selves to work. Learn more here.


We’re proud to offer industry competitive Total Health benefits (Physical, Financial, Emotional, and Social) that vary depending on region and type of role. Be sure to ask your recruiter for more information!


The Finer Print


Kellanova is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. 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. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website here.   


Ready to Taste the Future of Food? 

-Kellanova Recruitment

Nearest Major Market: Battle Creek
Nearest Secondary Market: Kalamazoo

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