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Date:  Feb 12, 2024
Job Req ID:  17454
Category:  Commercial Strategy
Country/Region:  US
State:  IL
City:  Chicago
Workplace:  Hybrid

Title:  Senior Manager, Commercial Strategy


Advance your career as a Senior Manager, Commercial Strategy supporting Innovation in the Salty Snacking Category which includes brands like Pringles, Cheez-It and Club crackers. The role can be based in Chicago, IL or Battle Creek, MI.  In this exciting role, you will play a critical role in shaping our commercial vision and be on the forefront of driving breakthrough ideas, disruptive product launches and market expansion.


Our team works with cross-functional partners including Sales, Marketing, Finance, Category Strategy, Revenue Growth Management, R&D and Supply Chain to create a Commercial Strategy for innovation that gets customers excited and grows sales & share. 


A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing


  • Customer Focus - Our Customers and Field Sales will rely on you to represent them and serve as their voice in the development of innovation strategies, plans and execution.  You will ensure Innovation and programs to support them are best in class and will deliver the business needs. You will frequently be called on to visit customers and sell-in new innovations with customer, shopper and consumer insights to support the project.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration – This role has significant partnerships across Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain, Research & Development, and Sales. This individual must be able to work with a group of diverse functions and ensure they are all working towards the same initiatives.
  • Project Management  You will frequently execute, monitor and drive visibility to Product Work Requests (PWR) that are required to execute projects.  Ability to deliver projects and inputs accurately and on time will be critical to the success of this role. 
  • Business Insights - You will proactively track, analyze, and make strategic and tactical recommendations for the category innovation execution.  It will be necessary for you to provide perspective and solutions to the teams based on learnings from both Kellanova and competitive innovation.  By sharing achievements or best practices related to innovation launches, you will help set others up for success. 



Your Recipe for Success


  • Strong background in the areas of commercial strategy, sales strategy, field sales and cross-functional project work. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with various deadlines, specific time constraints, and conflicting priorities. Must be able to prioritize projects within heavy workload periods.
  • Frequent travel is a requirement of this position.
  • Strong organizational, presentation, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong Analytical skills: the ability to interpret Neilson Data and Market Research
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office applications
  • The ability to work with many people at various levels of the organization.


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

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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