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Date:  Nov 26, 2023
Job Req ID:  16318
Category:  Information Technology
Country/Region:  US
State:  IL
City:  Chicago
Workplace:  Remote

Title:  Lead IT Business Analyst


As an IT Business Analyst Lead you will learn, grow, and create innovative technology solutions to help our business flourish.  This critical role will establish and maintain a strategic relationship with our key North America and global stakeholders and others in Research & Development (R&D), defining IT strategy and delivering solutions that enable the function to meet its goals. 


At the heart of Kellanova is technology — a key enabler of how we market, sell and manufacture our well-known and beloved brands to consumers around the globe. Be a part of a leading company in global snacking, international cereal and noodles, and North America frozen foods, with iconic, world-class brands including Pringles, Cheez-It and Pop-Tarts.


A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing


  • Partner with IT and the R&D business Function - This critical role will be the IT Business Analyst for all KNA R&D technology solutions for our function. In this role, you will be working closely with R&D leadership and global key stakeholders across the organization in designing and delivering technology capabilities and driving projects, roadmaps, strategy, and total cost of ownership. 
  • Business Case Development - Works with business teams to understand project requirements, shapes the initial project request, and provides a high-level estimate of the project effort and cost used in cost-benefit analysis.  Plan expenditures based on the size, scope, and cost of hardware and software components.  Reviews and evaluates business cases to confirm identified financials and risks, validate value and business alignment, and recommend a course of action. 
  • Requirements Documentation Works with business and project teams to capture and document requirements and expected functionality of the proposed solution. Leads clarification and validation of requirements during the development and delivery of the solution. Works closely with IT architects, security, delivery partners, and others to ensure a safe and successful solution launch. 
  • Deliver IT Projects - You’ll deliver the technology platform strategy by providing leadership to our project teams and driving the successful delivery of capabilities within the function. You will manage the Regional R&D platform(s) from an IT product perspective including vendor and Global IT relationships.


Your Recipe for Success


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience implementing and working with industry-leading Research & Development platforms such as SAP Recipe Management, SAP Product Lifecycle Management, Ideation technologies, Microsoft Portfolio Management Tools and Analytics (ie. Tableau, Power BI) solutions.  Experience managing a product line and clearly articulating the total cost of ownership to leadership
  • Strong analytical, project management, and team leadership skills
  • Strong background in systems/software development lifecycle
  • Excellent written and verbal communications
  • Experience in CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) industry
  • PMP, Agile or similar Certification

What’s Next

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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

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