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Date:  Dec 6, 2023
Job Req ID:  16406
Category:  Insights & Analytics
Country/Region:  US
State:  IL
City:  Chicago
Workplace:  Hybrid

Title:  Senior Manager Innovation Insights and Analytics


Are you looking to use your creativity and analytical mindset to play a key role in advancing our market-leading brands? In the Senior Manager, Insights & Analytics role, you will act as a strategic business partner to the Kellanova Salty Snack brands and commercial teams to provide consumer and shopper insights. You will have the opportunity to drive insights and strategy on iconic brands such as Cheez-It and Pringles.   This position is based in either Chicago, IL or Battle Creek, MI.


Consumers are at the heart of everything we create! With your strong understanding of consumer and shopper needs, you will be able to identify consumer conversion opportunities and assist with the development of marketing initiatives based on key drivers. Excited for what lies ahead? We are too.


A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing


  • Strategic Thought Leadership  Identifying white space opportunities ripe for innovation you will analyze market data and assess evolving consumer trends.  You will develop the business case supporting how Kellanova has the right to win as part of your recommendation.  Show us your ability to be resourceful, strategic, creative, and analytical!
  • Consumer-First Solutions  You will showcase your consumer empathy and understanding through identification of relevant needs to address and benefits to provide. In partnership with Marketing, you will lead consumer research on targeting and opportunity validation.
  • Innovation Focus – Leading the development and evaluation of new ideas you will utilize dependable and insightful tools to provide the Salty Snacks teams with a strong understanding of consumer potential for our innovative ideas.
  • Execution Excellence – You’ll leverage existing and create new processes to launch new products, collaborating with cross-functional teams with agility and speed through the commercialization of innovation. Employing top notch project management skills, you will create a pipeline of opportunities ranging from near-in sprints to longer term hunting grounds.
  • Vision Setting  Bring your fresh ideas and demonstrate your depth of knowledge in marketing, business, and consumer to create a vision for new opportunities. You’ll lead us toward success thanks to your ability to thrive in the trenches or in front of leadership.
  • Top-notch Tools – You will partner with key vendors to continually refine and improve our consumer discovery solutions. Working with segmentation tools you will identify core consumer needs and develop a portfolio map to allocate roles within the category.


Your Recipe for Success


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, or related field
  • Demonstrated strength in marketing and marketing research competencies, including positioning, brand development, innovation and project leadership
  • Substantial experience in a range of product development, including white space identification and commercialization through launch of innovation
  • Ability to influence and collaborate with executive-level leaders, both by formal and informal communications and presentations
  • Ability to manage multiple and conflicting agendas
  • Proficiency working in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience in the consumer packaged goods industry


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: Chicago

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