Date:  Feb 6, 2024
Job Req ID:  17060
Category:  SupplyChain/ Operations
Country/Region:  US
State:  MI
City:  Battle Creek
Workplace:  Hybrid

Title:  Quality Food Safety Coach


Are you passionate about quality and food safety? It’s at the heart of what we do. Join us as a Quality Food Safety (QFS) Coach where you will use your knowledge in quality and food safety systems, you will enable capability building, drive decision making, and provide leadership to business unit partners across a Kellanova food category or platform. You will connect people together by developing tools and deploying strategic initiatives. Come work for a company that delights the world through foods and brands that matter. This position will be based in either Chicago, IL or Battle Creek, MI.


A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing  


Multi-Plant QFS Subject Matter Expert (SME) – You will serve as the SME for assigned facilities to coach individuals on executing the QFS Kellanova Work Systems (KWS) programs. Build technical, leadership, and critical thinking capabilities to become a strong well-rounded team. Identify opportunities for improvement and provide training needs based on health check assessments.

Capability Building – We grow together every day. Be a partner within plant operations, quality, food safety, sanitation, and other programs. By doing this, you will build capability within the plant teams through the development of quality processes, tools, training, communication, and health checks. Lead by coaching on quality or food safety incidents; enabling appropriate risk assessment and corrective preventative action plans.

Programs, Policies, and Projects – You will be a system/program owner for KWS QFS and actively participate and lead in Community of Practices (COPs) to provide learning and continual executional improvements utilizing the Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) cycle.

Technical Guidance – You will apply Kellanova global policies and compliance to plant-driven Kellanova KWS initiatives. You will partner with the plants to develop their Quality Center of Excellence (COE).


 Your Recipe for Success 

  • Ability to travel a minimum of 50%.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical discipline or related field and/or strong experience applying broad knowledge of Quality & Food Safety in a manufacturing environment
  • Mix of experience in quality operations, sanitation, food safety, materials management, innovation quality, regulatory, leadership, and business acumen
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills including critical thinking, root cause analysis, risk assessment and corrective/preventive action
  • Communication skills and technical capability that will promote good relations with manufacturing operators, management and other technical and scientific disciplines in the effective execution of projects to accomplish corporate objectives
  • Plant experience within QFS or Sanitation
  • PCQI and/or HACCP Certification


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