Date:  Feb 7, 2024
Job Req ID:  17119
Category:  SupplyChain/ Operations
Country/Region:  US
State:  MI
City:  Battle Creek
Workplace:  Hybrid

Title:  Procurement Operations Coordinator


As a Procurement Operations Coordinator (Battle Creek, MI), you will use your procurement expertise to ensure continuous supply availability, excellent supplier service, and cost optimization. Your pride in innovation and the bigger picture is what we are looking for!


We are committed to continuing to shape the future of our industry. We look forward to forging new paths and inspiring new thinking, because we believe in helping people, striving for a better, brighter future.  An entrepreneurial spirit and an owner’s mindset will be key to success!


A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing


  • Procurement Execution – You’ll be the point of contact for internal and external stakeholders regarding daily operational activity.  This position will ensure supply availability and schedule adherence, cost optimization, contract execution and adherence, and delivery of initiatives.
  • Planning and Communication – You will have the opportunity to manage packaging materials, identify supply risk and service opportunities, and execute packaging changes at our internal and external manufacturing locations.  You will help in the planning and execution of projects and initiatives that support business growth.
  • Collaboration – Partnership with internal and external stakeholders is essential.  You will be responsible for collaborating cross-functionally to understand the needs of our internal customers and ensure external customers are delivering products on time and in full supply. 


Your Recipe for Success


  • High school diploma/GED with Supply Chain or Operations experience.  A Bachelor’s Degree with procurement experience is preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to convey complex and detailed information.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong negotiation and decision-making skills.
  • SAP Experience is a bonus.


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