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Date:  Jun 28, 2024
Job Req ID:  19089
Category:  Commercial Strategy
Country/Region:  US
State:  MI
City:  Battle Creek
Workplace:  Hybrid

Title:  Senior Commercial Strategy Manager


As a Senior Commercial Strategy Manager, you’ll be at the forefront of driving innovation in the sweet snacking category.  Brands like Pop-Tarts, Rice Krispies Treats, and RX Bar will be under your purview.  Your critical role involves shaping our commercial vision, fostering breakthrough ideas, and launching disruptive products.  This exciting opportunity can be based in Chicago, IL, Cincinnati, OH, or Battle Creek, MI and requires travel up to 25% of the time.


Our team collaborates with cross-functional partners across Sales, Marketing, Finance, Category Strategy, Revenue Growth Management, Research and Development, as well as Supply Chain.  In this role, you’ll excite our customers and drive sales and market share as the sole owner of commercial strategies for innovations within Portable Wholesome Snacks!


A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing


  • Project Management – Regularly handle, oversee, and enhance the visibility of Product Work Requests (PWR’s) necessary for project execution.  Timely and accurate delivery of projects and inputs is crucial to success.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration – Close collaboration with cross-functional teams and the ability to coordinate diverse functions toward common initiatives will be crucial.  Your skills in listening, guiding, and influencing will prove valuable.
  • Business Insights – Proactively monitor and analyze category innovation execution.  Drawing insights from both Kellanova and competitive innovation, you’ll offer strategic recommendations and solutions.  Additionally, sharing successful practices related to innovation launches will contribute to setting others up for success.
  • Customer Focus – As the voice of our customers and field sales team, this role drives innovation strategies, ensuring top-notch programs that meet business needs.  You’ll visit customers to sell new innovations backed by valuable insights.

We’re Looking for Someone With


  • High school diploma with prior experience in commercial strategy or sales
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple competing priorities and deadlines
  • Strong presentation and written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong ability to use and analyze syndicated data such as Nielsen, IRI, Numerator, etc.


What’s Next

After you apply, your application will be reviewed by a real recruiter, so it may take us a few weeks to get back with you by email or phone. Visit our How We Hire page to get insights into our hiring process and more about what we offer.


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If you join our team, you’ll be rewarded for the difference you make. Our comprehensive benefits offer you the support you need through your life events, big or small. Visit our benefits page & be sure to ask your recruiter for more specific information.


Get to Know Us


At Kellanova, we are driven by our vision to be the world’s best-performing snacks-led powerhouse, unleashing the full potential of our differentiated brands and our passionate people. Our portfolio of iconic, world-class brands include Pringles, Cheez-It, Pop-Tarts, MorningStar Farms, Special K, Krave, Zucaritas, Crunchy Nut, among others.


Kellanova’s Culture of Best means we bring our best to all that we do in pursuit of our vision to be the world’s best performing snacks-led powerhouse. Our culture celebrates boldness and empowers our people to challenge the status quo, achieve results, and win together.


Our focus on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) enables us to build a culture of belonging where all employees have a place at the table and are inspired to share their passion, talents and ideas to work.


The future is full of flavor at Kellanova.


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.   

Nearest Major Market: Battle Creek
Nearest Secondary Market: Kalamazoo

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